In 2000, Burundi's imports exceeded its exports by 200%. Burundi's export income is highly volatile and fluctuates sharply with shifts in world coffee prices. Burundi's most important cash crop is coffee (73.3%), which is the most exported commodity. Tea (7.0%), hides (6.7%), gold (5.6%), and sugars (4.9%) encompass practically all of Burundi's remaining exports. Important imports include capital goods, petroleum products, foodstuffs, and chemicals.
Principal trading partners in 2000 (in millions of US dollars) were as follows:
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