Rwanda bananas export quantities

In 2019 Rwanda shipped 5,408 tonnes of bananas. In 2019 alone, the interest in Rwanda bananas (fruits category) has escalated, changing by 21.583 percent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, bananas' exports increased by 57.94 percent netting the country US$4.90m for the year 2019. Rwanda's bananas exports are categorised as:

  • Fresh or dried bananas (excluding plantains) (HS code 080390)
  • Bananas, incl. plantains, fresh or dried (HS code 080300)


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Rwanda bananas export values

In 2019, Rwanda shipped bananas worth 4.90m USD, a growth of 10.16% from 2018's total bananas export of 4.448m USD. The yearly increase in value of Rwanda bananas between 2017 to 2018 was 52.747%.

The annual/yearly change in the volume of Rwanda's bananas exports between 2017 and 2019 was 57.94 per cent compared to a variation of 21.583% in the period between 2018 and 2019.


Export markets for Rwanda bananas ( in '000$ )

Rwanda's leading destinations for bananas are Belgium, France, United Kingdom (UK), US and United Arab Emirates (UAE).


Rwanda purchased 3,040 tonnes of bananas in 2019.


The production of bananas in Rwanda was 118,440,512 tonnes in 2019 and is projected to change by an average of 4.57%. The country had approximately 16,255,744.00 hectares under bananas cultivation.