In 2012, the value of merchandise exports of Burundi increased substantially by 22.7 percent to reach 242.7 mln US$, while its merchandise imports decreased substantially by 11.0 percent to reach 1.0 bln US$ (see graph 1, table 2 and table 3). The merchandise trade balance recorded a relatively large deficit of 760.4 mln US$ (see graph 1). The largest merchandise trade balance was with MDG Developed Europe at -342.9 mln US$ (see graph 4). Merchandise exports in Burundi were highly concentrated amongst partners; imports were diversified. The top 2 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of exports and 13 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of imports (see graph 5). In 2012, the value of exports of services of Burundi decreased substantially by 17.2 percent, reaching 92.0 mln US$, while its imports of services decreased slightly by 0.3 percent and reached 211.5 mln US$ (see graph 2). There was a large trade in services deficit of 119.5 mln US$.

Related Subject(s): International Trade and Finance
Countries: Burundi
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