Rwanda’s economy grew by 5.2 percent in the third quarter of last year, down from 5.4 percent in the second quarter and 5.9 percent in the same period in 2015, according to data published by the statistics office.
In the second quarter of 2016, Rwanda’s Gross domestic product (GDP) at current market prices was estimated to be Rwf 1,549 billion, up from Rwf 1,428 billion in the same quarter of 2015.
Rwanda’s total trade amounted to US$ 603.44 million, lower by 5.92 per cent over the third quarter of 2015 was made up Exports worth of US$ 112.54 million, imports of US$ 439.39 million and re-exports valued at US$ 51.52 million.
The total imports of Rwanda decreased by 8.68 per cent compared to the same quarter of 2015 and Domestic exports decreased by 1.49 per cent compared to the same quarter of 2015. According to the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda.
The top five exported commodities in terms of value were: “Other unwrought gold (incl. gold plated with platinum), non-monetary” “Coffee not roasted nor decaffeinated, Niobium, vanadium ores, tantalum and concentrates, Tin ores and concentrates and “Other Black tea (fermented) and other partly fermented tea.
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