Burkina Faso: Foreign exchange reserves

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 Burkina Faso

Foreign exchange reserves, billion currency units

 Latest value 176.8
 Reference November 2022
 Measure billion CFA Franc
 Data availability August 2009 - November 2022
 Average 66.96
 Min - Max 18.87 - 245
 Source Central Bank of West African States
For that indicator, we provide data for Burkina Faso from August 2009 to November 2022. The average value for Burkina Faso during that period was 66.96 billion CFA Franc with a minimum of 18.87 billion CFA Franc in January 2018 and a maximum of 245 billion CFA Franc in April 2022. Click on the following link to see the values of Foreign exchange reserves, billion currency units around the world.
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Burkina Faso - Foreign exchange reserves - recent values

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Burkina Faso - Foreign exchange reserves - historical chart - 2009-2022
Measure: billion CFA Franc
Source: Central Bank of West African States


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Definition: Foreign exchange reserves consist of foreign currency, deposits denominated in foreign currency, Monetary Gold, Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) and Reserve position in the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Foreign exchange reserves are held by monetary authorities to finance trade imbalances, check the impact of foreign exchange fluctuations and address other issues under the purview of the central bank.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Terms of trade 120.88 2021 percent
 Trade openness 64.85 2022 percent
 Financial openness -1.242 2021 index points
 Exports, percent of GDP 31.75 2022 percent
 Exports, billion dollars 5.97 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Growth of exports -8.42 2022 percent
 Imports, percent of GDP 33.10 2022 percent
 Imports, billion dollars 6.23 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Foreign Direct Investment, percent of GDP 0.64 2022 percent
 Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars 0.12 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Portfolio investment inflows, equities 34.15 2021 million dollars (current)
 Current account, percent of GDP -4.70 2022 percent
 Current account, in dollars 0.08 2021 billion U.S. dollars
 Trade balance, percent of GDP -1.35 2022 percent
 Trade balance, in dollars 0.40 2021 billion U.S. dollars
 Remittances, percent of GDP 3.13 2022 percent
 Remittances 588.58 2022 million U.S. dollars
 Net errors and omissions -42.22 2021 million USD
 External debt 57.58 2022 percent
 Short-term external debt 0.00 2022 percent
 Foreign exchange reserves 186.30 9/2022 billion
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