Rwanda exported over 6.2 million kilogrammes of meat during the past year, up from 5.3 million kilos exported the previous year, indicating 17.5 per cent growth in volumes.
According to the National Agricultural Export Board (NAEB) annual report released this July, Rwanda’s meat export increased by 29.7 per cent.
The report shows that the country recorded $22.9 million (Rwf19.5 billion) from beef exports during the July 2016 to June 2017 financial year. Meat export prices averaged $3.67 (Rwf3, 119) per kg on the export market compared to $3.33 (Rwf2, 830) a kilo the previous year.
The report also indicate Rwanda’s earnings from export of live animals dropped by 21.7 per cent.