Botswana Balance of Trade  2005-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Botswana recorded a trade surplus of BWP 1,541.1 million in November of 2016, compared to a downwardly revised BWP 3060.3 million trade gap a year earlier. Year-on-year, exports jumped 212.8 percent to BWP 7,324.7 million due to higher sales of diamonds (365.2 percent), which accounted for 91.8 percent of total exports in November. Major export destinations were: Belgium (17.4 percent of total exports), India (13.6 percent), South Africa (13.1 percent), Namibia (12.9 percent) and Singapore (10.5 percent). Imports increased 7.1 percent to BWP 5,783.6 million as purchases increased largely for diamonds (25.9 percent). Botswana's top import partners were: South Africa (66.5 percent of total imports), Namibia (8.4 percent) and Canada (6.7 percent). Balance of Trade in Botswana averaged -123.52 BWP Million from 2005 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 4102.21 BWP Million in March of 2007 and a record low of -6683 BWP Million in July of 2012.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-11-30 03:40 PM Sep BWP 3238.8M BWP -21.6M BWP 446M
2016-12-23 10:30 AM Oct BWP -2508.8M BWP 3169.1M
2017-01-30 10:30 AM Nov BWP 1541.1M BWP -2560.4M
2017-02-28 10:30 AM Dec BWP 1541.1M
2017-03-31 10:30 AM Jan
2017-04-28 10:30 AM Feb




Botswana Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 1541.10 -2560.40 4102.21 -6683.00 BWP Million [+]
Exports 7324.70 3651.30 10747.20 996.90 Million BWP [+]
Imports 5783.60 6211.60 9778.30 2458.30 BWP Million [+]
Current Account 7533.54 11404.90 11404.90 -3778.99 BWP Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 7.10 7.90 22.40 -39.50 percent [+]
Terrorism Index 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1342.82 1595.72 3368.73 -23.27 BWP Million [+]
External Debt 18003.70 18590.50 18590.50 1771.80 BWP Million [+]



Botswana Balance of Trade Notes

Botswana exports mostly diamonds (more than 60% of total exports), copper and nickel, beef and textiles. Botswana's main exports partners are United Kingdom (56% of total exports), South Africa, Israel and Belgium. Botswana imports fuel, food, beverages and tobacco, machinery and electric equipment, chemical and rubber products and vehicles. Its main imports partners are South Africa (75% of total imports), China, Israel, Namibia and Zimbabwe. This page provides the latest reported value for - Botswana Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Botswana Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1541.10 -2560.40 4102.21 -6683.00 2005 - 2016 BWP Million Monthly
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