• Burundi


    Burundi’s economy is predominantly agricultural, and the industry accounts for just over 40% of GDP and employs more than 90% of the population. The country’s primary exports are coffee and tea, which account for 90% of foreign exchange earnings, though exports are a relatively small share of GDP. Burundi’s export earnings – and its ability to pay for imports – rests primarily on weather conditions and international coffee and tea prices.

    Name Republic of Burundi

    Capital Bujumbura

    Frequency of elections Every five years

    Name of parliament National Assembly of Burundi

    Parliament website www.assemblee.bi

    Languages Kirundi, French, Swahili, English

    Area 27 830 km2

    Population 10 395 931 (July 2014 est)

    Imports Capital goods, petroleum products, foodstuffs

    Exports Coffee, tea, sugar, cotton, hides

    Currency Burundi franc

    Source: CIA World Factbook
    Image: Gallo/GettyImages