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Trade in Burundi

Burundi was the world’s 189th largest exporter of goods and 171st largest exporter of commercial services in 2022. Export values were $207 and $82 million USD respectively. Burundi’s top export category was Agricultural products, followed by Manufactures, and Fuels and mining products. In 2022, Burundi’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to United Arab Emirates, Congo, Democratic Republic of and Pakistan, with trade representing 28.32 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Burundi is the world’s 182nd largest importer of goods and 156th largest importer of commercial services. Import values were $1.26 billion and $333 million USD respectively in 2022. Burundi’s top import category was Manufactures, followed by Fuels and mining products and Chemicals. Leading import partners were China, Saudi Arabia and India. Burundi is part of 2 different Regional Trade Agreements, including Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) – Accession of Egypt.
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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name

Republic of Burundi





WTO Membership Date

23 July 1995

Legal System

mixed legal system of Belgian civil law and customary law


French, Kirundi

Number of Time Zone(s)


Additional Information

Financial Information

This section includes financial information such as the currency, exchange rate lookup and local banks issuing trade finance.


Burundian franc

Exchange Rate

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Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Business Support Organizations

Government MSME Agency

  • Foreign Trade Promotion Agency (APEE)


Copyright Offices

  • Burundian Office of Copyright and Neighboring Rights

  • Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture (OBDA)

Industrial Property Offices

  • Ministry of Commerce, Transport, Industry and Tourism

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • M. Hamim Hamissi KAHONDOGORO, Direction de la Protection des Végétaux
    Phone: +(257) 2240 2036
    Mobile: +(257) 79 96 46 84 / 77 73 42 52

    [email protected]@gmail.com

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Bureau Burundais de Normalisation
    Contact Person: Mr Jean Claude NDEREYIMANA
    Phone: +(257) 79 91 09 69; +(257) 77 83 49 47
    Website: http://www.bbnburundi.org

    B.P. 3535

    [email protected]

Additional Information

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Links to other helpful resources

This section includes additional links to trade-related resources.

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Last Reviewed: June, 2024

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