Rwanda is the 155th largest export economy in the world. In 2016, Rwanda exported $869M and imported $2.05B, resulting in a negative trade balance of $1.18B.
The top exports of Rwanda are Gold ($178M), Tea ($115M), Refined Petroleum ($108M), Niobium, Tantalum, Vanadium and Zirconium Ore ($91.6M) and Tin Ores ($64.1M), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Planes, Helicopters, and/or Spacecraft ($245M), Packaged Medicaments ($73.5M), Broadcasting Equipment ($59.6M), Cars ($52.5M) and Raw Sugar ($50.3M).
The top export destinations of Rwanda are the Democratic Republic of the Congo ($197M), the United Arab Emirates ($186M), Kenya ($99M), Thailand ($39M) and Burundi ($35.9M). The top import origins are China ($358M), France ($270M), Uganda ($201M), Kenya ($135M) and India ($131M).