Economic Trivia

90% of the population works in agriculture, and it accounts for 33% of the economy.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2015): China, Uganda, and Kenya
Top 3 Exported Goods (2015): Coffee & Spices, Ores, and Oil & Mineral Fuels

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Cement; Agricultural Products; Small-Scale Beverages; Soap

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $20,418,305,189 (2015)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 6.904% (2015)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $1,759 (2015)
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GDP Country Rank 139/193 (2015)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 2.518% (2015)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $2,021,901,000 (2014)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 33% (2015)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 15.636% (2015)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 4.814% (2015)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($1,098,700,358) (2015)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 5,694,092 (2014)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 75.3% (2012)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 6.7% (2012)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 16.2% (2012)
Unemployment Rate 0.6% (2014)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $2,502,166,857 (2015)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $1,167,862,801 (2015)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 40.468% (2014)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $323,205,168 (2015)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $325,296,634 (2014)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Rwanda’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment


  1. The World Bank