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Industrialization and Global Value Chains in Rwanda

Embedding domestic firms into global value chains (GVCs) has been identified as a key government priority to support export growth and diversification, bolster private sector development and leap-frog the various impediments that continue to hinder the contribution of the country’s private sector. In the absence of data to quantify the content [...]

Rwanda Economy 2014: Recent Developments and Prospects

Real GDP growth slowed to 4.6% in 2013 compared to 7.3% in 2012 due to a slowdown in agriculture and the aid-related delays in the implementation of the government’s strategic investment program following the suspension of budget support by some development partners in 2012/13 amounting to 1.2% of GDP or 3.5% of the budget. Industry and services [...]

Top Agricultural Products in Rwanda

The following are the top agricultural products (by quantity) in Rwanda in 2011. Rank Commodity Production (MT) 1 Plantains               3,036,270 2 Cassava               2,579,400 3 Potatoes               2,171,520 4 Sweet potatoes                  [...]

Rwanda 2013: Key Government Leaders and Ministries

Pres. Paul KAGAME Prime Min. Pierre Damien HABUMUREMYI Min. of Agriculture & Animal Resources Agnes KALIBATA Min. of Cabinet Affairs Stella Ford MUGABO Min. of Defense & National Security James KABAREBE, Gen. Min. of Disaster Management & Refugee Affairs Serafine MUKATABANA Min. of East African [...]

Housing Supply in Rwanda

In the past few years, Rwanda has positioned itself as a prime location for investment, and as a result its construction economy is booming. In 2010 the turnover in the construction sector grew by 28.7 percent compared to 2009. Construction costs are high in Kigali, costing between US$400 and US$600 per m2 because of the high cost of materials. [...]

Rwanda Stock Market Commentary – Week Ending August 23, 2013

This week’s RSE turnover was RWF 172.9m (previously 1.4bn). Bank of Kigali price closed up 1.1% at RWF 185, on value traded of RWF 118m (previously RWF 5.8m). Bralirwa’s price closed down 3.4% at RWF 860. BK was the bulk of market activity in the week with the contribution of 70% on the market turnover). The Rwanda Share Index closed down 2.4% [...]

Rwanda Stock Market Commentary – Week Ending August 16, 2013

This week’s RSE turnover was RWF 1.4bn (USD 2.2m). Bank of Kigali’s price closed down 2.7% at RWF 183, on value traded of RWF 5.8m (USD 9,000). Bralirwa’s price closed up 3.5% at RWF 890, accounting for the bulk of market activity in the week, with RWF 1.3bn (USD 2.1m). The Rwanda Share Index closed up 2.1% at 227.77 from 223.02 last week [...]

Rwanda Stock Market Commentary – Week Ending August 9, 2013

This week’s RSE turnover was RWF 55.2m (previously RWF 255m). BK’s price closed up 1.6% at RWF 188, on value traded of RWF 6.7m (previously RWF 9m). Bralirwa’s price closed down 1.1% at RWF 860, accounting for the bulk of market activity in the week, with RWF 45.7m (previously RWF 246m). The Rwanda Share Index closed down 0.5% at 223.02 from [...]

Rwanda Stock Market Commentary – Week Ending August 2, 2013

This week’s RSE turnover was RWF 255m (previously RWF 728.6m). BK’s price closed down 2.6% at RWF 185, on value traded of RWF 9m (previously RWF 16.8m). Bralirwa’s price closed up 1.2% at RWF 870, accounting for the bulk of market activity in the week, with RWF 246m (previously RWF 711.7m). The Rwanda Share Index closed up 0.3% at 224.25 [...]

Rwanda Stock Market Commentary – Week Ending July 26, 2013

This week’s RSE turnover was RWF 728.6m (previously RWF 29.2m). BK’s price closed flat at RWF 190, on value traded of RWF 16.8m (previously RWF 2.9m). Bralirwa’s price closed up 0.6% at RWF 860, accounting for the bulk of market activity in the week, with RWF 711.7m (previously RWF 26m). The Rwanda Share Index closed up 0.4% at 223.54 from [...]

Renewable Energy Potential in Rwanda

ENERGY SOURCES Total installed electricity capacity (2009, source: MININFRA): 72.5 MW Hydroelectric: 59.1 % Thermal: 40.5% Solar: 0.4% Total primary energy supply (2007, source: GTZ): 1,610 ktoe Wood: 57% Wood for Charcoal: 23% Petroleum Products: 11% Agricultural Peat: 6% Electricity: 3% The main energy sources for [...]

Rwanda Stock Market Commentary – Week Ending July 19, 2013

This week’s RSE turnover was RWF 29.2 (previously RWF 505.7m). BK’s price closed flat at RWF 190, and contributed 10% on the total market turnover with value traded of RWF 2.9m (previously RWF 9.9m). Bralirwa’s price closed down 0.6 at RWF 855, accounting for the bulk of market activity in the week, contributing 89% with RWF 26m (previously [...]

Rwanda: Economic Developments 2013

Real GDP grew 7.5%, 9.9% and 7.3% in the first, second and third quarters of 2012 respectively; Rwanda expects to meet the 7.7% target for 2012. Services, which grew by 13.7%, and industry, which grew by 5.9% largely drove the GDP performance. Construction, transport and communication, finance and insurance buoyed the growth. Services and [...]

Rwanda Stock Market Commentary – Week Ending July 12, 2013

This week’s RSE turnover was RWF 505.7m (previously RWF 51.2m). BK’s price closed down 1.6% at RWF190, on value traded of RWF 9.9m (previously RWF 595,000). Bralirwa’s price closed flat at RWF 860, accounting for the bulk of market activity in the week, with RWF 495.7m (previously RWF 50.4m). The Rwanda Share Index closed down 0.3% at 223.54 [...]

Rwanda: Market Opportunities for US Firms

Rwanda is a small market, with a population of 10.7 million people and a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of roughly $6 billion. Economic growth was 8.2 percent in 2011, a 1.7 percent increase over the 2010 growth rate. In 2011 the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Indicators report ranked Rwanda 45 in the world and third in Africa, building [...]

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