U.S. Trade with Rwanda in 2023

Export Market Rank
#139 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$4.38 Million
3-Year Average
$5.31 Million
Compound Average Growth
56.4% (2014-2023)
Total Export Value 2014 - 2023
Export Value by Commodity 2023

Top 10 Exports to Rwanda in 2023

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Poultry Meat & Prods. (excl. eggs) $2.44 Million 1,993 $1.66 Million ---
Condiments & Sauces $1.7 Million 371 $1.44 Million ---
Vegetable Oils (excl. soybean) $135,738 65 $271,718 ---
Rice $90,650 110 $276,918 ---
Essential Oils $4,797 0 $4,797 ---
Sugar $3,826 1 $6,059 ---

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