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Burundi

burundi


Basic Statistics


Element

1961

1962

1963

1964

1965

1966

1967

1968

1969

1970

1971

1972

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

1980

1981

1982

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1991

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2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Arable land (000 Ha)
675.00
700.00
724.00
744.00
756.00
753.00
788.00
800.00
992.00
940.00
929.00
896.00
930.00
930.00
930.00
935.00
942.00
935.00
930.00
930.00
930.00
930.00
930.00
930.00
930.00
930.00
930.00
930.00
930.00
930.00
930.00
930.00
930.00
930.00
940.00
940.00
950.00
950.00
960.00
960.00
975.00
986.00
990.00
985.00
956.00
900.00
850.00
900.00
950.00
950.00
1,000.00
1,100.00
1,200.00
Rice area (000 Ha)
0.80
1.10
0.96
1.20
1.05
0.96
1.42
2.20
2.07
3.51
3.11
2.22
2.65
3.07
2.97
3.02
4.10
4.20
3.00
4.25
5.00
3.50
3.50
6.00
4.53
6.81
12.00
10.00
12.00
12.00
13.00
13.00
12.77
10.36
10.00
15.00
20.00
13.70
18.00
17.00
19.00
19.20
19.50
19.60
19.90
20.50
21.00
22.00
24.00
25.50
28.20
30.71
21.67
23.73
Paddy yield (t/Ha)
3.76
2.50
2.79
2.40
2.07
2.04
0.98
2.09
1.67
1.44
1.37
2.15
1.81
2.02
2.27
2.21
1.83
1.50
3.00
2.35
2.00
2.57
2.57
3.00
4.42
3.08
2.33
3.50
3.33
3.33
3.09
3.11
3.15
3.69
2.68
2.79
3.26
2.99
3.26
3.04
3.21
3.26
3.14
3.29
3.41
3.33
3.38
3.22
3.27
3.26
3.24
2.10
1.91
2.84
Paddy Production (000 t)
3.00
2.75
2.68
2.88
2.18
1.97
1.40
4.60
3.45
5.05
4.28
4.78
4.80
6.19
6.74
6.70
7.50
6.30
9.00
10.00
10.00
9.00
9.00
18.00
20.00
21.00
28.00
35.00
40.00
40.00
40.20
40.40
40.20
38.23
26.82
41.81
65.10
41.00
58.63
51.68
60.92
62.65
61.26
64.53
67.95
68.31
70.91
70.85
78.43
83.02
91.42
64.62
41.45
67.38
Milled production
Rice imports (000 t)
2.00
3.00
1.00
0.71
1.23
0.85
0.14
1.08
0.29
0.27
0.06
3.00
1.37
0.55
1.00
0.91
1.57
1.20
1.05
0.22
0.05
0.18
1.51
2.85
0.01
1.56
1.66
0.00
0.03
0.01
1.14
1.67
2.43
5.64
3.96
1.03
0.64
4.71
0.46
2.91
3.12
0.82
0.26
10.86
5.12
11.14
7.33
5.50
11.48
20.45
8.19
28.55
18.06
Rice exports (000 t)
0.06
0.68
0.00
0.33
0.11
0.86
2.71
0.66
0.04
0.02
0.00
0.00
0.02
0.01
0.00
0.29
0.58
0.06
0.00
Total rice consumption
Fertilizer usage (NPK) (000 t)
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.13
0.13
0.13
0.25
0.60
0.85
0.90
0.62
1.02
0.81
0.57
0.81
1.19
0.97
1.18
1.18
1.40
2.98
1.95
2.51
3.33
2.80
2.80
5.05
2.26
2.26
5.59
4.13
3.33
3.19
2.98
1.05
3.81
4.14
3.65
3.59
1.34
0.30
1.12
3.55
3.34
2.02
2.17
1.54
3.20
1.58
5.70
7.37


Production



Imports and exports


General information

  • GNI per capita at PPP$, 2011: 610
  • Internal renewable water resources, 2011: 10.06 km3/year
  • Incoming water flow, 2011: 2.48 km3/year
  • Main food consumed, 2009: bananas, starchy roots, vegetables including oils, beans, maize, fermented beverages, fruits
  • Rice consumption, 2009: 6.4 kg milled rice per person per year

Production season

 

Planting

Harvesting

Main
Oct-Dec
May-Jun


Write-up taken from the IRRI's Rice Almanac (2013):


Burundi, at the northern end of Lake Tanganyika in Central Africa, is a landlocked country with a land area of 25,680 km2, most of which is mountainous, with some plains and with a plateau in the east. Burundi borders Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda. Although the country is near the equator, the climate is moderate because the average altitude is 1,700 m. Rainfall is characterized by alternating dry and rainy seasons. Unusually, there are two wet seasons (February-May and September-November) and two dry seasons (June-August and December-January). Arable land is 35% of land area. The great majority (89%) of the population of 8.6 million (2011) is rural, occupied in agriculture that accounts for 35% of GDP.

Source: FAOSTAT database online and AQUASTAT database online, as of November 2012.




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