Rwanda’s mining sector contributed 38.9% to GDP in 2011. Rwanda’s mineral exports includes; gold, peat, Wolfram and ores processed to extract tin, Colton and tungsten.
In 2010 the country earned USD67.8M from mineral exports which constitute 15% of total exports.
The mining sector keeps on improving and in the first quarter of 2011 the mining sector earned the country USD35.5m and the projected earnings per annum amount to USD256m by 2015. By 2010 the country produced about 9% of the world’s tantalum and 4% of the world’s tungsten.