Source
Central bank

National Bank of Rwanda

International Reserves

US$ 1.05 billion (Source: IMF; Data updated: 2012)

Source
Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 6.791 billion (2010 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

14.913 billion of International dollars (2010 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
8.5% 13.2% 2.2% 7.4% 9.4% 9.2% 5.5% 11.2%
2009 2010 2011 2012*        
4.1% 7.5% 8.8% 7.6%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 652 (2010 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$1,431 International Dollars (2010 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2015**
0.02% 0.02% 0.01% 0.02% 0.02%

**Forecast

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector

(Data released on February 2012)

  • agriculture: 33.6% 
  • industry: 14.1% 
  • services: 52.3% (2011 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

(Data released on March 2012)

Inflation
2009 2010 2011 2012*
10.3%(2008) 2.3% 5.7% 7.9%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2009 2010 2011 2012*
N/A N/A N/A(2009) N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

(Data released on December 2011)

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012*
21.4% 23% 23.2% 23.4% 25.2%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011* 2012**
1% 0.3% 0.4% -1.9% -2.9%

*Estimate    **Forecast

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: B

Moody's rating: N/A

Moody's outlook: N/A

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Dec 2011 and Nov 2012)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A N/A
Largest companies in Rwanda

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -850 million (2010 estimate)(After 2008)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-12.5% of GDP (2010 estimate)(2009)

Exports as percent of GDP(Exports of goods and services)

N/A

(Data released on April 2012)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0%(2007)

(Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.01% (2011)(2007)

(Data were released in 2012)

Total exports

US$358.1 million (2012 estimate) 

Export commodities

coffee, tea, hides, tin ore

Total imports

US$1.414 billion (2012 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

foodstuffs, machinery and equipment, steel, petroleum products, cement and construction material

Exports - major partners

Kenya 30.1%, China 13.5%, Democratic Republic of the Congo 12%, Malaysia 8.8%, US 5.6%, Swaziland 4.8% (2011)

Imports - major partners

Kenya 18.1%, Uganda 16.4%, US 10.4%, UAE 8.8%, China 5.7%, Tanzania 5.3% (2011)

FDI inflows
2009 2010 2011
US$119 million US$42 million(2009) US$106 million(2009)
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2008 2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A(2009) N/A(2009) N/A
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2010(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2011(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A(2008 estimate)

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project (Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 185. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.)

Overall ranking: 52 out of 185 countries(2009) (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 8 out of 185 countries(2009)

Enforcing Contracts: 39 out of 185 countries

Registering Property: 63 out of 185 countries

Getting credit: 23 out of 185 countries

Protecting investors: 32 out of 185 countries

Trading across border: 158 out of 185 countries

Paying Taxes: 25 out of 185 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 98 out of 185 countries

Getting Electricity: 49 out of 185 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 167 out of 185 countries

(2013)

Global competitiveness ranking(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)

63

(2012)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 59 Score: 64.9 (Moderately Free) (2009)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Total area

26,338 km2 (2006)

Capital

Kigali (2009)

Currency

Rwandan francs (RWF) (2009)

Government type

republic; presidential, multiparty system (2009)

Languages

Kinyarwanda (official) universal Bantu vernacular, French (official), English (official), Kiswahili (Swahili) used in commercial centers

Religions

Roman Catholic 56.5%, Protestant 26%, Adventist 11.1%, Muslim 4.6%, indigenous beliefs 0.1%, none 1.7% (2001)

Total population
1980 1990 2000 2012* 2017**
5.16 million 7.16 million 8.03 million 10.42 million 11.56 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2011
2.4% 4.7% 13.8% 19.1%
Population median age

19 years (2010)

Population growth rate

3% (2011)

Life expectancy

55 years (2010)

Adult literacy

71% (2005/2010)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

89.6% (2011)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

50.82 (2011)

(Data were released in 2011, 0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights:6
Civil Liberties:5 (2011)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

40.99% (2011)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

7% (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

Kigali: 156th (2011)

Source
CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

0.0704 (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2009)

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