The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
This Background Papers and Statistical Update analyzes economic and financial developments in Burkina Faso during 1991-95. Real GDP growth averaged 2.3 percent per year during 1990-94. This outcome represented a substantial decline in real GDP per capita income. Growth in agricultural production declined markedly after 1991, when a bumper crop boosted output in the primary sector by more than 20 percent. Gold production in the existing semi-industrial mines took a downward turn in 1994, as the yield of several arteries started to diminish.