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Rwanda

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Rwanda

About Rwanda

Population
13.24 Mn

GDP Growth
8%

Area
26,338 km²

Capital
Kigali

Currency
Rwandan Franc (RWF)

A landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley, where the African Great Lakes and East Africa converge. It is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Rwanda is considered to be in the top fastest growing economies in Africa.

Rwanda’s major industries include agriculture, tourism, mining, and construction. The agricultural sector is the backbone of the country’s economy, contributing to 35% of the GDP and employing around 70% of the population.

Rwanda’s sustainable industrialization has been a crucial component of the country’s economic transformation over the past two decades. The government’s efforts to develop a robust manufacturing sector, promote entrepreneurship, and attract foreign investment have led to significant progress in terms of job creation, GDP growth, and poverty reduction.

Area
26,338 km²

Capital
Kigali

Population
13.24 Mn

Currency
Rwandan Franc (RWF)

GDP Growth
8%

Rwanda investment SECTORS

Animal Husbandry

Animal Husbandry

Market Size

$4.0 Tn

CAGR

3-4%

Forecast

$5.2 Tn

Africa's protein demand is soaring. Invest in sustainable animal farming for a growing continent! From poultry and livestock to aquaculture, contribute to building a secure and nutritious food future for Africa.

Agro Processing

Agro Processing

Market Size

$4.59 Tn

CAGR

3.76%

Forecast

$5.52 Tn

Africa's growing population & rising incomes fuel demand for processed foods. Invest in unlocking the potential of Africa's vast agricultural resources! From farm-to-fork solutions to innovative food production, be part of the force feeding a continent.

Timber & Wood Processing

Timber & Wood Processing

Market Size

$600 Bn

CAGR

3-4%

Forecast

$780 Bn

Sustainable forestry practices and a booming construction sector unlock massive potential in African wood processing. Invest in a growing green market! Be part of the solution for responsible forestry and high-quality wood products.

Pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceuticals

Market Size

$1,500 Bn

CAGR

3-5%

Forecast

$1,900 Bn

A booming African population with increasing healthcare spending creates a dynamic pharmaceutical market. Invest in providing essential medicines and healthcare solutions! Be part of the answer to Africa's growing healthcare needs.

Construction Materials

Construction Materials

Market Size

3.8 Tn

CAGR

5-7%

Forecast

6.2 Tn

Africa's infrastructure & real estate sectors are experiencing explosive growth, demanding high-quality construction materials. Invest in building a solid future for Africa! Be part of the companies shaping Africa's skylines.

Waste Recycling

Waste Recycling

Market Size

$750 Bn

CAGR

7-9%

Forecast

$1.5 Tn

Africa embraces sustainability. Invest in turning waste into resources for a greener future! Be part of the solution for innovative waste management and recycling initiatives across the continent.

Packaging

Packaging

Market Size

$950 Bn

CAGR

3-4%

Forecast

$1.2 Tn

Africa's booming consumer market demands innovative and sustainable packaging solutions. Invest in protecting Africa's growth! Be part of the companies developing eco-friendly packaging solutions for a responsible future.
Rwanda investment opportunities
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Cassava

Cassava

Market Size

$175.9 Bn

CAGR

4.18%

Forecast

$254.28 Bn

Cassava boasts a high yield per hectare, making it a productive crop for businesses aiming to maximize output.
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Poultry Farming

Poultry Farming

Market Size

$378.8 Bn

CAGR

7.5%

Forecast

$628.5 Bn

Africa offers lucrative opportunities driven by robust market demand, favorable agricultural conditions, and supportive governmental policies making investing in poultry farming a favourable opportunity.
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Horticulture

Horticulture

Market Size

$22.42 Bn

CAGR

9.9%

Forecast

$52.43 Bn

Investing in Africa's horticulture industry presents a compelling opportunity amidst a global surge in demand for fresh produce.
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Waste Management

Waste Management

Market Size

$1.3 Tn

CAGR

5.4%

Forecast

1.96 Tn

With rapid population growth and urban expansion, the demand for efficient waste management services is escalating, creating a burgeoning market for innovative solutions.
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Meat Processing

Meat Processing

Market Size

$1.0 Tn

CAGR

4-6%

Forecast

$1.5 Tn

With a growing population, increasing urbanization, and rising disposable incomes, the demand for processed meat products is soaring across the continent.
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API & Medicines

API & Medicines

Market Size

$1,500 Bn

CAGR

3-5%

Forecast

$1,900 Bn

Invest in local API and medicine production to unlock a high-growth market in Africa's booming pharmaceutical sector! Improve healthcare access, reduce import reliance, and create a socially impactful investment.
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Glass Manufacturing

Glass Manufacturing

Market Size

$250 Bn

CAGR

3-4%

Forecast

$360 Bn

Bridge the gap between Africa's glass production and growing demand! Invest in innovative and sustainable glass manufacturing to meet the needs of construction and beverage industries, and reduce import reliance.
Rwanda
Investment Zones

WHY invest in Rwanda

 

Business-Friendly Environment

  • Ease of Doing Business: Ranked 2nd in Africa for Ease of Doing Business and Ranked 29th globally (World Bank Doing Business Report 2024), highlighting streamlined procedures and a focus on good governance.
  • Attractive Incentives: Tax breaks and a transparent regulatory environment create an investor-friendly climate.

 

Thriving Service Sector

  • Skilled Workforce: A young and growing population provides a readily available workforce, particularly in the service sector.
  • ICT Hub Potential: Kigali is rapidly becoming a major tech hub in Africa, attracting international investment (e.g., presence of global tech companies).

 

Strategic Location

  • Gateway to East Africa: Located in the heart of the East African Community, offering access to a combined market of over 170 million people (World Bank).
  • Infrastructure Development: Ongoing projects aim to improve regional connectivity, despite being landlocked.

 

Diverse Economy

  • Tourism Powerhouse: Breathtaking scenery like Volcanoes National Park attracts visitors worldwide, contributing significantly to the economy.
  • Coffee Giant: Renowned for its high-quality coffee beans, Rwanda is a major producer in the global market.

 

Rwanda has created an enabling investment environment by offering multiple incentives for exporters and priority sectors. By implementing efficient, supported processes such as free business registration and offering one-stop centers for investors with dedicated investment acceleration and aftercare teams. Rwanda also has no restrictions on foreign ownership and no restrictions on capital flows.

 

Connectivity

Easy access to the eastern DRC market

Easy access to the eastern DRC market

Kigali International Airport

Kigali International Airport

Our clients

Rwanda-Afroturk Rwanda-Almaha Industry Rwanda-Enviroserve Rwanda-Mahwi Grain Rwanda-MaterialBankRwanda Rwanda-MingYang Papers Rwanda-OCP AFRICA

Visions & testimonials

Denis Sassou N’Guesso
President of Republic of Congo

Denis Sassou N’Guesso

The 2021-2026 Social project of the Republic of Congo is focused on the industrialization of the country. The implementation of this ambitious plan – to structurally transform our economy – is based on the development of four existing special economic zones (SEZs), including: Pointe-Noire, Brazzavi...

Denis Christel Sassou Nguesso
Minister for International Cooperation & PPPs

Denis Christel Sassou Nguesso

At the dawn of the opening of the continental free trade zone, our country located in the heart of Africa must be a strategic hub for production, processing and distribution. It is in this perspective that the government of the Republic of Congo has decided to trust the ARISE group to ensure the dev...

Jean-Marc Thystere Tchicaya
Minister of SEZs & Economic Diversification

Jean-Marc Thystere Tchicaya

We welcome the partnership with the Arise IIP Group which, through the Industrial Platforms of Congo Pointe-Noire (PICP), is working hard to, in particular, make the Special Economic Zone of Pointe-Noire operational which, on relying on sectors with high growth potential, will become the driving for...

Patrice Talon
President of the Republic of Benin

Patrice Talon

We have adopted a law to promote Special Economic Zones and the first Industrial Zone in Glo-Djigbé is fully operational and already welcoming investors. Benin's ambition is to become an industrial hub for the transformation of agricultural products such as cashew, cotton, shea butter, pineapple, s...

Gaston Dossouhoui
Minister-Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries

Gaston Dossouhoui

Benin is entering an important phase in its history, that of going far with serious project leaders who will process raw materials and create jobs for young Beninese. These factories remain a safe destination for our raw materials and a prerequisite for increasing our agricultural production.

Michael Derus
Ambassador of Germany to Benin

Michael Derus

It’s truIy impressive ! I was very pleased to return to GDIZ. My last visit was less than a year ago and I’m very impressed by the swift development I have seen, particularly in the Garment Training Center (GTC). The Zone has a great potential for international development.

Dr Akinwumi Adesina
President of African Development Bank (AFDB)

Dr Akinwumi Adesina

I am impressed by the scope of Glo-Djigbé Industrial Zone (GDIZ). It will contribute to the industrialization of Benin by promoting the local transformation of Benin’s natural resources (cotton, cashew nuts, pineapples and others) and the creation of jobs for Benin’s youth. Congratulations to the Pr...

Arnaud Floris
Coordinator Africa- BPI France

Arnaud Floris

Glo-Djigbé Industrial Zone (GDIZ) reflects Benin's boldness and innovation: an inspiration for African countries with its immense potential for industrial development. We are committed to support, co-finance and co-invest in agribusiness projects, as a demonstration of our faith in Benin's vision an...

Joseph Owondault Berre
Vice-President of the Gabonese

Joseph Owondault Berre

Everything is in place within the Nkok SIZ to foster high-quality projects and achievements. This Zone is a tool for promoting Gabon's expertise. It was a truly memorable visit.

Evariste Ndayisimiye
President of the Republic of Burundi

Evariste Ndayisimiye

GSEZ is an example in the transformation of natural resources.

Raymond Ndong Sima
Prime Minister, Head of Government- Gabonese

Raymond Ndong Sima

Together, let's build our future by increasing our production capacity and exploring innovative avenues to maintain our position of choice on the international market.

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