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world commodity prices, agricultural products, Minerals, instability, gold

Minerals are Rwanda’s second most important source of foreign exchange after agricultural products. However, due to drops in world commodity prices, the mining of cassiterite was halted in 1986. The following year the country’s wolframite mines were also closed for the same reason. By 1991 some cassiterite and other mineral ores were being exported again, but only in very modest amounts. Cassiterite, gold, and beryl mining were disrupted by the instability of the mid-1990s.



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