Welcome to Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world, with a per capita gross domestic product (GDP) of $428. More than 80% of the population relies on subsistence agriculture, with only a small fraction directly involved in industry and services. Although Burkina Faso is a small country with a low per capita income and a heavy reliance on subsistence-style agriculture, the prospects for expanded U.S. trade and investment opportunities are good. The public sector is being streamlined, privatization is continuing, most trade barriers have been lifted, and prices liberalized.