Rwanda onions export quantities

In 2019 Rwanda shipped 11,040 tonnes of onions. Through 2019 alone, the market for Rwanda onions (vegetables category) has gone up, with a change of 379.167 percent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, onions' exports grew by 995.24% earning the exporter US$2.11m for the year 2019. Rwanda's onions exports are classified as:

  • Onions provisionally preserved, e.g. by sulphur dioxide gas, in brine, in sulphur water or in other preservative solutions, but unsuitable in that state for immediate consumption (HS code 071110)
  • Dried onions, whole, cut, sliced, broken or in powder, but not further prepared (HS code 071220)
  • Onions, prepared or preserved by vinegar or acetic acid (HS code 200120)
  • Fresh or chilled onions and shallots (HS code 070310)


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Rwanda onions export values

In 2019, Rwanda supplied onions worth 2.11m USD, a growth of 388.43% from 2018's total onions export of 0.432m USD. The annual growth in value of Rwanda onions between 2017 to 2018 was 200 per cent.

The per year change in the amount of Rwanda's onions exports between 2017 and 2019 was 995.24 per cent when compared to a variation of 379.167% in the growth rate between 2018 and 2019.


Export markets for Rwanda onions ( in '000$ )

Rwanda's top export markets for onions are Uganda, Burundi, France and DRC Congo.


Rwanda imported 31,440 tonnes of onions in 2019.


The production of onions in Rwanda was 1,385,228 tonnes in 2019 and is projected to change by an average of 182.52%. The country had approximately 119,748.00 hectares under onions cultivation.