Rwanda: bonds

Rwanda has made substantial progress in stabilizing and rehabilitating its economy to pre-1994 levels and regained its ability to attract private and external investment. GDP has rebounded with an average annual growth of 7.0-8.0 per cent. since 2003 and inflation has been reduced to single digits. Rwanda's nominal GDP per capita was US$519.0 in 2009, US$540.5 in 2010 (an increase of 4.2 per cent.), US$593.0 in 2011 (an increase of 9.8 per cent.) and US$644.0 in 2012 (an increase of 8.6 per cent.). Rwanda's economy is dominated by subsistence agriculture, which was employing approximately 73.0 per cent. of the workforce as of the end of 2012 and is estimated to have accounted for 33.0 per cent. of GDP in nominal terms in the year. Rwanda's export agriculture is dominated by traditional export products such as coffee and tea, which represented approximately 21.8 per cent. of total export earnings in 2012.
Domestic Public Debt
Domestic public debt (including the Government and the National Bank of Rwanda) was US$481.0 million (6.8 per cent. of real GDP) at the end of 2012, compared to US$462 million (7.3 per cent. of real GDP) at the end of 2011, and US$486 million (8.9 per cent. of real GDP) at the end of 2010. Out of total domestic debt, 3.8 per cent. of real GDP were short-term maturities at the end of 2012. 38.5 per cent. of local currency debt in 2012 was held by the NBR and the remainder was held by the domestic banking sector and the non-bank sector. Domestic debt consists of treasury bills and treasury bonds, and is mostly short and medium-term.
External Public Debt
Rwanda's Government external debt was US$1,171.0 million (16.5 per cent. of real GDP) at the end of 2012, compared to US$1,135 million (18.0 per cent. of real GDP) at the end of 2011, and US$799 million (14.6 per cent. of real GDP) at the end of 2010. At the end of 2012, multilateral creditors held more than 84.0 per cent. of all Government external debt, with the key share held by the International Development Association (IDA) and Africa Development Bank Group (ADB) for a combined 73.8 per cent.

Outstanding bond issues

Сurrency Outstanding bond issues Cumulative volume
sovereign
RWF 11 150 000 000 000
USD 1 400 000 000

Sovereign rating

Rating AgencyRatingRating scaleDate
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) *** Country Risk Classifications ***
Moody's Investors Service *** LT- foreign currency ***
Moody's Investors Service *** LT- local currency ***
S&P Global Ratings *** Foreign Currency LT ***
S&P Global Ratings *** Local Currency LT ***
Fitch Ratings *** LT Int. Scale (foreign curr.) ***
Fitch Ratings *** LT Int. Scale (local curr.) ***
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Latest bond issues

issue ISIN coupon volume end of placement maturity date
Rwanda, 12.375 18feb2022 - Domestic bonds 12.375% 10 000 000 000  RWF 02/22/2017 02/18/2022
Rwanda, 12 22nov2019 - Domestic bonds 12% 15 000 000 000  RWF 11/23/2016 11/22/2019
Rwanda, 12.25 20aug2021 - Domestic bonds 12.25% 15 000 000 000  RWF 08/24/2016 08/20/2021
Rwanda, 13.5 9may2031 - Domestic bonds 13.5% 10 000 000 000  RWF 05/25/2016 05/09/2031
Rwanda, 12 19feb2021 - Domestic bonds 12% 15 000 000 000  RWF 02/24/2016 02/19/2021
Rwanda, 11.8 22nov2018 - Domestic bonds 11.8% 15 000 000 000  RWF 11/23/2015 11/22/2018
Rwanda, 11.95 21aug2020 - Domestic bonds 11.95% 15 000 000 000  RWF 08/26/2015 08/21/2020
Rwanda, 12.925 16may2025 - Domestic bonds 12.925% 10 000 000 000  RWF 05/11/2015 05/16/2025
Rwanda, 11.55 23feb2018 - Domestic bonds 11.55% 15 000 000 000  RWF 02/09/2015 02/23/2018
Rwanda, 12.475 19nov2021 - Domestic bonds 12.475% 15 000 000 000  RWF 11/10/2014 11/19/2021

Currencies

Daily indices

Type: 03/24/2017 03/23/2017 03/22/2017 03/21/2017 03/20/2017 03/17/2017 03/16/2017
Exchange Rates (Emerging Markets)
USD/RWF 838.9320 828.0000 828.0000 824.7220 825.9390 826.0000 825.5000
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Bonds prices

issue volume maturity date bid prices ask prices
date bid price yield date ask price yield
Rwanda, 6.625% 2may2023, USD   USD 05/02/2023 05/18/2016 **.*** *.** 05/18/2016 **.*** *.**
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