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

Botswana recorded a trade deficit of BWP 2,508.8 million in October of 2016, compared to a BWP 542.1 million trade gap a year earlier. Year-on-year, exports plunged by 22.8 percent to BWP 3,647.6 million due to lower sales of diamonds (-28.1 percent), which accounts for 81.3 percent of total exports in October. Major export destinations were: India (24.4 percent of total exports), South Africa (15.6 percent), Belgium (14.3 percent), Israel (14 percent) and the United Emirates (9 percent). In contrast, imports rose by 16.9 percent to BWP 6,156.4 million as purchases increased largely for diamonds (73.6 percent). Botswana's top import partners were: South Africa (64.2 percent of total imports), Namibia (13.3 percent) and Canada (5.5 percent). Balance of Trade in Botswana averaged -193.39 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)
2016-10-28 01:30 PM Aug BWP 67.9M BWP -203.3M BWP -877.6M
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 -2508.8M
2017-02-28 10:30 AM Dec
2017-03-31 10:30 AM Jan




Botswana Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -2508.80 3169.10 4102.21 -6683.00 BWP Million [+]
Exports 3647.60 8464.50 10747.20 996.90 Million BWP [+]
Imports 6156.40 5295.40 9778.30 2458.30 BWP Million [+]
Current Account 11404.90 -749.15 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 1595.72 1089.93 3368.73 -23.27 BWP Million [+]
External Debt 18344.90 17981.30 18344.90 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 January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-2508.80 3169.10 4102.21 -6683.00 2005 - 2016 BWP Million Monthly
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