In 2013, the value of merchandise exports of Rwanda increased substantially by 22.7 percent to reach 620.5 mln US$, while its merchandise imports increased slightly by 4.8 percent to reach 1.7 bln US$ (see graph 1, table 2 and table 3). The merchandise trade balance recorded a relatively large deficit of 1.1 bln US$ (see graph 1). The largest merchandise trade balance was with MDG Eastern Asia at -315.7 mln US$ (see graph 4). Merchandise exports in Rwanda were highly concentrated amongst partners; imports were diversified. The top 4 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of exports and 14 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of imports (see graph 5). In 2012, the value of exports of services of Rwanda decreased slightly by 1.2 percent, reaching 425.4 mln US$, while its imports of services decreased substantially by 16.1 percent and reached 518.6 mln US$ (see graph 2). There was a relatively small trade in services deficit of 93.2 mln US$.

Related Subject(s): International Trade and Finance
Countries: Rwanda
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