Rwanda Statistics are basically facts and figures, which help people to have better understanding of the economic and social conditions of the country. Rwanda Statistics are variable in nature, altering each year with changes in the financial and social sectors.
The aim of collating Rwanda Statistics is to maintain records of the changes occurring in Rwandan economy and society, for future references.
Significance of Rwanda Statistics:
Statistical facts about Rwanda pertain to the existing economical and social aspects of the country.
They are generally collated and prepared by famous international organizations like:
The World Bank
In fact, World Bank has made an in-depth study of the economic conditions of the country. In the process, it has touched upon various social factors, which are intrinsically related with the successes or drawbacks of the Rwandan economy as such. In fact, statistical data about Rwanda are nothing but principal economic indicators of the nation. The World Bank data helps in better comprehension of the challenges faced by the nation, like that of poverty and its eradication, etc.
The following statistics on Rwanda are more or less sufficient to throw light on the national economic and social conditions:
Rwanda: Economic Indicators
GDP (2005) : $1.817 billion.
Real growth rate of GDP (2006) : 5.8%.
Per capita income (2004) : $206
Average rate of inflation (2006) : 6.7%.
GDP contribution from Services sector (2006) : 37.3%
Merchandise imports (2003) : 240 USD million
Food imports (2003) – 11.7%
Food production index (1999-2001=100) : 112.7
Local currency : Rwanda Francs
Merchandise exports (2003) : 60.0 USD million
Net foreign direct investment ((2002) : 2.6 USD million
Average GDP contribution from Rwandan industrial sector : 21.9%
GDP from the Rwandan manufacturing industries (1998) : 11.3%
GDP from agricultural activities : 41.6%
Rwanda: Social Indicators
Total population (2003) : 8.4 million
Annual growth in Population growth (2003) : 2.8%
Density of Population (2003) : 340.3 persons per sq. km.
Rate of Birth (2003) : 43.3 per 1,000 people
Life expectancy at birth (2003) : 39.8
Infant mortality rate (2003) : 118.0 per 1,000 live births
People living below the national poverty line (1999-2000) : 60.3%
Number of poor rural people (1999-2000) : 4.7 million
Rural population below the poverty line(1999-2000) : 65.7%
Total adult literacy rate among people aged 15 and above (2002) : 69.2%
Rwanda: Health Indicators
Total prevalence of HIV among people between 15-49 years (2003) : 5.1%
Total health expenditure (2002) : 5% of Rwandan GDP
Last Updated on : 25th June 2013