Rwanda potatoes export quantities

In 2019 Rwanda exported 14,032 tonnes of potatoes. For the year 2019 alone, the demand for Rwanda potatoes (tubers category) has reduced, flactuating by -61.903 percent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, potatoes' exports reduced by -76.44 pc bringing the exporter US$3.42m for the year 2019. Rwanda's potatoes exports are categorised as:

  • Potatoes, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid (excluding frozen) (HS code 200520)
  • Potatoes, uncooked or cooked by steaming or by boiling in water, frozen (HS code 071010)
  • Fresh or chilled potatoes (excluding seed) (HS code 070190)
  • Potatoes, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, frozen (HS code 200410)


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Rwanda potatoes export values

In 2019, Rwanda exported potatoes costing 3.42m USD, a decrease of -30.60% from 2018's total potatoes export of 4.928m USD. The annual reduction in value of Rwanda potatoes between 2017 to 2018 was -93.392 per cent.

The yearly change in the amount of Rwanda's potatoes exports between 2017 and 2019 was -76.44 per cent when compared to a variation of -61.903% in the growth rate between 2018 and 2019.


Export markets for Rwanda potatoes ( in '000$ )

Rwanda's leading destinations for potatoes are Burundi, Germany, Belgium, US and Uganda.


Rwanda procured 27,440 tonnes of potatoes in 2019.


The production of potatoes in Rwanda was 62,298,112 tonnes in 2019 and is predicted to change by an average of 14.88%. The country had an estimated 6,885,760.00 hectares under potatoes cultivation.