Rwanda palm oil export quantities

In 2019 Rwanda exported 450,688 tonnes of palm oil. Across 2019 alone, the interest in Rwanda palm oil (processed category) has improved, recording a change of 52.846 percent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, palm oil's exports increased by 206.44% bringing the exporter US$395.04m for the year 2019. Rwanda's palm oil exports are categorised as:

  • Palm kernel and babassu oil and their fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified (excluding crude) (HS code 151329)
  • Palm oil and its fractions, whether or not refined (excluding chemically modified and crude) (HS code 151190)
  • Crude palm oil (HS code 151110)
  • Crude palm kernel and babassu oil (HS code 151321)


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Rwanda palm oil export values

In 2019, Rwanda shipped palm oil costing 395.04m USD, an increase of 40.55% from 2018's total palm oil export of 281.072m USD. The yearly growth in value of Rwanda palm oil between 2017 to 2018 was 80.193 per cent.

The per year variation in the volume of Rwanda's palm oil exports between 2017 and 2019 was 206.44% compared to a variation of 52.846% in the period between 2018 and 2019.


Export markets for Rwanda palm oil ( in '000$ )

Rwanda's top export markets for palm oil are Canada, Uganda, Tanzania, DRC Congo and Burundi.


Rwanda brought in 1,279,780 tonnes of palm oil in 2019.