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Rwanda: Top Agricultural Commodity Products in 2008

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Food crops represented 32.9% of Rwanda’s national GDP in 2008, according to the African Economic Outlook 2010. The following list represents the top twenty agricultural commodity products, in terms of production, in Rwanda in 2008, including figures for both value and tonnage.

Rank Product Value (in Thousands)* Metric Tons
1 Plantains 577,593 2,604,000
2 Potatoes 153,462 1,162,000
3 Beans, dry 128,955 308,000
4 Sweet potatoes 83,004 826,000
5 Indigenous Cattle Meat 76,810 37,137
6 Cassava 70,513 978,541
7 Avocados 50,954 79,291
8 Pumpkins, squash and gourds 37,887 215,000
9 Cow milk, whole, fresh 31,591 118,790
10 Tea 21,612 19,965
11 Game meat 20,469 12,500
12 Maize 18,753 167,000
13 Sorghum 17,237 144,000
14 Rice, paddy 17,214 82,000
15 Coffee, green 16,943 20,724
16 Pepper (Piper spp.) 12,000 2,600
17 Taro (cocoyam) 11,394 110,607
18 Vegetables fresh nes 11,071 59,000
19 Cabbages and other brassicas 10,404 70,828
20 Fruit Fresh Nes 10,368 65,000

* International commodity prices

Source: Food Agricultural Organization (FAO), unofficial figures

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