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Rwanda Trade Summary

2018

Rwanda exports, imports, tariff by year.
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TRADE SUMMARY FOR RWANDA 2018

Overall Exports and Imports for Rwanda 2018

Exports and imports of Rwanda in 2018 are below, along with number of countries and products

  • The total value of exports (FoB) was 1,004 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) was 2,828 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 2,039 products were exported to 114 countries and 3,490 products were imported from 169 countries.

Rwanda top 5 Export and Import partners 2018

Top five countries to which Rwanda exported in 2018 are below, along with the percent of total exports that went to that country:

  1. Rwanda exports to Congo, Dem. Rep. worth US$ 337 million, with a partner share of 33.58 percent.
  2. Rwanda exports to Switzerland worth US$ 89 million, with a partner share of 8.84 percent.
  3. Rwanda exports to Hong Kong, China worth US$ 69 million, with a partner share of 6.87 percent.
  4. Rwanda exports to United Arab Emirates worth US$ 46 million, with a partner share of 4.61 percent.
  5. Rwanda exports to United Kingdom worth US$ 44 million, with a partner share of 4.39 percent.

Top five countries from which Rwanda imported goods in 2018 are below, along with percent of total imports that came from the country :

  1. Rwanda imports from China worth US$ 520 million, with a partner share of 18.37 percent.
  2. Rwanda imports from India worth US$ 288 million, with a partner share of 10.17 percent.
  3. Rwanda imports from United Arab Emirates worth US$ 278 million, with a partner share of 9.82 percent.
  4. Rwanda imports from Uganda worth US$ 242 million, with a partner share of 8.54 percent.
  5. Rwanda imports from Kenya worth US$ 176 million, with a partner share of 6.21 percent.

Rwanda Top 5 Productsexports imports at HS 6 digit level 2018

The top five exported HS 6 digit level products to world by Rwanda along with trade value are:

  1. Rwanda exported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 131,281.11 million.
  2. Rwanda exported Black tea (fermented) and partly fermented tea, , worth US$ 90,798.78 million.
  3. Rwanda exported Gold in unwrought forms non-monetary , worth US$ 73,618.05 million.
  4. Rwanda exported Niobium, tantalum and vanadium ores and concent , worth US$ 71,610.89 million.
  5. Rwanda exported Prec or semi-prec stones (o/t diamonds) unwkd o , worth US$ 71,573.10 million.

The top five imported HS 6 digit level products from world by Rwanda along with trade value are

  1. Rwanda imported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 520,608.54 million.
  2. Rwanda imported Transmission apparatus, for radioteleph incorpo , worth US$ 81,088.15 million.
  3. Rwanda imported Other medicaments of mixed or unmixed products, , worth US$ 63,911.17 million.
  4. Rwanda imported Semi-milled or wholly milled rice , worth US$ 61,420.82 million.
  5. Rwanda imported Spelt, common wheat and meslin , worth US$ 59,405.80 million.

Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2018

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 2018 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import

Tariffs 2018

Tariffs imposed by Rwanda in 2018 are below

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product was 100 percent.
  • The simple average tariff across all products was 11.26 percent.
  • The trade weighted average tariff was 4.08 .
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars were 1,250,079.16 and duty free tariff line items share was 42.05 percent.

Development Indicators 2018

Key Development Indicators of Rwanda in 2018 are below

  • Rwanda GDP in current US dollar was 9,640 million.
  • GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$) was 780.00 .
  • Rwanda Trade balance: as % of GDP was -13.56.
  • Trade balance in current US$ was -1,308.00 million.
  • Trade as percentage of GDP was 55.76 .
  • Trade in services as percentage of GDP was 20.44 .

Trade Indicators 2018

Trade Indicators for Rwanda in 2018 are below

  • Hirschman Herfindahl market concentration index was 0.40.
  • Index of export market penetration was 1.51.
  • World Growth in percentage was 4.73 and Rwanda Country Growth was 29.89 .