Factsheet : Rwanda

Official Title:
Republic of Rwanda


General Information

Capital: Kigali
Population (million): 12.02
Total Area: 26,338km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 634.87 Franc (RWF) (2018- Annual average)
National Holiday: 1 July, Independence Day
Language(s): Kinyarwanda, English, French


Political Information

Type of State:
Semi-Presidential Republic,

Type of Government:
Executive: The President is elected by popular vote for a 5-year term (eligible for a second term). The Prime Minister is appointed by the President. Legislative: Bicameral Parliament - Chamber of Deputies (80 members) and Senate (26 members)

Head of State:
President Paul Kagame

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation: Richard Sezibera
Trade and Industry: Soraya Hakuziyaremye
Finance and Economic Planning: Dr Uzziel Ndagijimana

Main Political Parties:
Rwandan Patriotic Front (FPR), Social Democrat Party (PSD), Liberal Party (PL), Democratic Centrist Party (PDC), Democratic Ideal Party (PDI), Socialist Rwandan Party (PSR) and Democratic Union of the Rwandan People (UDPR).

Elections:
Last: 2017 (presidential); 2018 (legislative). Next: 2024 (presidential)


Economic Information (2018)

Comparative figures
Type Rwanda Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 12.35 2,222.58
GDP per capita: ($) 1,027.71 60,078.85
GDP growth rate: (%) 8.57 1.83
Inflation: (%) 1.36 2.24
Unemployment: (%) 0 5.82

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $11,443,272
Canadian imports from country: $3,598,334
FDI in Canada (2018) : $ million
CDI in country (2018): $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner-designate Prosper Higiro

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Lisa Stadelbauer (Nairobi)


February 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Rwanda
Year Exports Imports
2015 $31,420,394 $1,150,961
2016 $4,417,109 $1,841,674
2017 $5,127,131 $1,621,454
2018 $4,341,205 $2,518,878
2019 $11,443,272 $3,598,334
Product trade (2019)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Rwanda
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $56,373 $
02 Veg. Prod. $5,653,370 $3,386,177
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $ $9,904
05 Mineral Prod. $ $5
06 Chemical Prod. $22,512 $9
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $87,787 $4,626
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $19,699 $113,689
09 Wood Prod. $ $22,959
10 Paper Prod. $66,803 $7,399
11 Textiles Prod. $30,111 $17,796
12 Dress Access. $6,178 $3,934
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ $11
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $
15 Base Metal Prod. $3,213 $20,495
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $248,646 $10,938
17 Vehicles and Equip. $749,382 $205
18 Specialized Inst. $128,224 $63
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $6,410 $107
21 Antiques $ $7