08 April 2014

Rwanda's GDP growth hits 4.6 percent in 2013

In 2013, based on 2011 benchmark, estimates calculated in 2011 prices shows that GDP was 4.6 percent higher in real terms than in 2012, following an increase of 7.3 percent in 2012.

In this year, “Agriculture sector” grew by 3 percent and contributed 0.9 percentage points to the overall GDP growth; Activities in the “industry sector” grew by 11 percent and contributed 1.6 percentage points to the GDP growth.

“Service sector” increased by 4 percent and contributed 1.7 percentage points to the GDP growth.

The remainder was attributable by the adjustment. The per capita GDP is estimated to be 693 US dollar.

By: Claude Mwizerwa

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