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

Botswana recorded a trade deficit of BWP 24 million in December of 2016, compared to a downwardly revised BWP 1,108.2 million trade gap a year earlier. Year-on-year, exports fell 2.8 percent to BWP 5,151.6 million due to lower sales of copper & nickel (-99.8 percent), related with the close of the main mine in October. Major export destinations were: Belgium (27 percent of total exports), India (21.1 percent), the United Emirates (12.4 percent), South Africa (8.3 percent), Israel (8.3 percent) and Namibia (6 percent). Imports went down 19.2 percent to BWP 5,175.6 million as purchases fell sharply for diamonds (-29.9 percent). Botswana's top import partners were: South Africa (64.8 percent of total imports), Namibia (10.4 percent), Canada (5.9 percent) and India (4.3 percent). Considering full 2016, Botswana recorded a trade surplus of BWP 13,477.6 million compared with BWP 9,705.7 million a year earlier. Balance of Trade in Botswana averaged -177.48 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)
2016-12-23 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 -24M BWP 1493M
2017-03-31 10:30 AM Jan BWP -24M
2017-04-28 10:30 AM Feb
2017-05-31 10:30 AM Mar




Botswana Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -24.00 1493.00 4102.21 -6683.00 BWP Million [+]
Exports 7324.70 3651.30 10747.20 996.90 Million BWP [+]
Imports 5175.60 5840.40 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 March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-24.00 1493.00 4102.21 -6683.00 2005 - 2016 BWP Million Monthly
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