Rwanda's total imports drop 8.68 pct to $ 439.39 million in Q3, 2016
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.
The top five exported commodities in terms of value were: “Other unwrought gold (incl. gold plated with platinum), non-monetary” (US$ 27.43 million), “Coffee not roasted, not decaffeinated” (US$ 22.41 million)”, “Niobium, vanadium ores, tantalum and concentrates” (US$ 10.74 million) , “Tin ores and concentrates” (US$ 8.45 million) and “Other Black tea (fermented) and other partly fermented tea” (US$ 7.76 million).
By: Emile NSHIMIYIMANA