Population: 11,262,564[ (2015)
Land Size – 26,338 square km (10,169 sq miles)
Life Expectancy 59.67 years
Rwanda borders: DRC, Uganda, Tanzania and Burundi
Rwanda is landlocked.
Independence (from Belgium) – 1 July 1962. The country was once owned by Germany from 1884 to 1916.
Belgium owned Rwanda from 1961 to 1962.
Since 2000 Rwanda’s economy, tourist numbers, and Human Development Index have grown rapidly; between 2006 and 2011 the poverty rate reduced from 57% to 45%, while life expectancy rose from 46.6 years in 2000 to 59.7 years in 2015.
GDP: $8,918 billion
GDP per capita $416 in 1994
GDP per capita $2090 in 2017
EXPORTS AND IMPORTS
Export Value: $621 million
Import Value: $1.77B
Rwanda is the 101st largest export economy in the world.
In 2016, Rwanda had a negative trade balance of $1.15B.
The top exports of Rwanda are
Refined Petroleum $108M
Niobium, Tantalum, Vanadium and Zirconium Ore $39.6M
Rwanda’s top imports are:
Packaged Medicaments $73.8M,
Broadcasting Equipment $59.7M
Raw Sugar $53.3M
TOP EXPORT DESTINATIONS OF RWANDA PRODUCTS
Democratic Republic of the Congo $197M
United Arab Emirates $87M
COUNTRIES RWANDA IMPORTS FROM:
The top import origins are
United States $74.7M
RWANDA PRODUCT EXPORTS
Niobium, Tantulum, Vanadium and Zirconium Ore
Other Vegetable Oils
Equine and Bovine hides
Microphones & Headphones
RWANDA PRODUCT IMPORTS
Raw Iron Bars
Coated Flat Rolled Iron
Rwanda borders Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania
Rwanda has a female majority in Government
Official Languages – Enflish & French
Local principal language: Kinyarwanda
Tribes: Hutu and Tutsi
90% of the population farms, but this is mostly subsistence farming.
Agrigulture is 32.5% of GDP (2014)
Industrial sector contributes 14.8% of GDP.
Minerals mined: Cassiterite, wolfamite, gold and coltan.
Source: wiki.com and mit.edu