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Diversification of manufacturing sector can spur export products

Published on March 06, 2018

Rwanda's exports have increased significantly over recent years. The Rwanda Economic Update indicates that exports increased from $400 million in 2007 to $1.6 billion in 2016. Non-traditional exports have emerged as an important driver of growth, thus laying the foundation for export-led development in Rwanda.

Rwanda continues to promote export of semi-processed or finished products and more sophisticated niche products compared to export of raw materials and commodity products. The move is driven by the development of sector strategies, human capital improvements, and public-private discourse. Read more. Source | New Times