Burkina Faso: Precipitation

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 Burkina Faso

Precipitation, mm per year

 Latest value 748
 Year 2020
 Measure mm per year
 Data availability 1961 - 2020
 Average 748
 Min - Max 748 - 748
 Source FAO
For that indicator, we provide data for Burkina Faso from 1961 to 2020. The average value for Burkina Faso during that period was 748 mm per year with a minimum of 748 mm per year in 1961 and a maximum of 748 mm per year in 1961. The latest value from 2020 is 748 mm per year. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 178 countries is 1168 mm per year. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Burkina Faso - Precipitation - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Burkina Faso - Precipitation - historical chart - 1961-2020




Definition: Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.


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 Forest area, percent 22.5 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 46.56 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 74.21 2022 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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