Burkina Faso: GDP share of agriculture

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 Burkina Faso

Value added in the agricultural sector as percent of GDP

 Latest value 18.50
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 28.47
 Min - Max 17.23 - 38.68
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Burkina Faso from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Burkina Faso during that period was 28.47 percent with a minimum of 17.23 percent in 2021 and a maximum of 38.68 percent in 1964. The latest value from 2022 is 18.5 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 164 countries is 10.04 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Burkina Faso - GDP share of agriculture - Recent values chart

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Burkina Faso - GDP share of agriculture - historical chart - 1960-2022




The importance of agriculture in the economy of Burkina Faso and other countries is measured as the value added of the agricultural sector as percent of GDP. Agriculture includes forestry, hunting, and fishing, as well as the cultivation of crops and livestock production.
Definition: Agriculture, forestry, and fishing corresponds to ISIC divisions 1-3 and includes forestry, hunting, and fishing, as well as cultivation of crops and livestock production. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 4. Note: For VAB countries, gross value added at factor cost is used as the denominator.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Forest area, percent 22.5 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 46.56 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 73.27 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 18.50 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 3.48 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 127,400 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 113.1 2021 index points
 Precipitation 748 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 22.3 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 1,252 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 116.2 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 11.9 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 113.9 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 61,664.0 2021 sq. km
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