After contracting by 1 percent in 2020, Burundi's economy rebounded in 2021 with GDP growth of 2.2 percent, driven by agriculture and public infrastructure investments. The inflationary surge of 2020 due to disruptions in global supply chains continued in 2021 with an inflation rate of 8.3 percent compared to 7.5 percent in 2020. The current account deficit exacerbated the foreign exchange shortage, causing the Burundian franc to depreciate by 3 percent against the US dollar. The allocation of $211.2 million in SDRs in August 2021 has strengthened foreign exchange reserves and supported the financing of public infrastructure. (Download detailed Analysis Source : Report African Economic Outlook 2022 ; AfDB)
Burundi does not have a stock market. After an upward trend between 2017-2020, foreign direct investment flows to Burundi contracted by 7% in 2021, representing total flows of $7.9 million.