Africa Agriculture Export Food Report

Rwanda fruits on high demand in Europe, USA

Rwanda is increasingly shipping more fruits to highly developed markets especially the United States of America and Europe according to Rwandafresh Brand.

Statistics indicate that last week Rwanda exported a score of horticultural products estimated at a weight of 192.2 MT that generated US$512,623.

According to Rwandafresh Brand this export showed a big increase observed in the exportation of fruits. Main countries of destination of the registered exports were USA (26.5%), UK (24.8%) and Holland (22%).

In comparison, in a week December 14-21, Rwanda exported horticultural products of 244.8 MT that generated US$ 537,531. Major importers were DRC (35%), Holland (23%) and UK (19.5%).

Also read: Rwanda ships out 157 tonnes of horticultural products

Rwanda is steadily making strides in expansion and growth of the agriculture sector which almost 70% of the population is reliant on.

For 2020, the key achievements in Agriculture Sector included; exports fetching U$419 million (419 billion Frw).

The Agriculture ministry said that 493 post harvest infrastructures were constructed, 17 mobile dryers purchased, 5,015 MT of food were mobilised to support families affected the Covid-19 pandemic.

Original article on Taarifa Rwanda

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