Botswana Current Account to GDP

Botswana recorded a Current Account surplus of 1.80 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2013. Current Account to GDP in Botswana averaged 1.61 Percent from 1980 until 2013, reaching an all time high of 22.40 Percent in 1987 and a record low of -39.50 Percent in 1981. Current Account to GDP in Botswana is reported by the Bank of Botswana.


Botswana Current Account to GDP

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.80 0.20 22.40 -39.50 1980 - 2013 Percent Yearly
The Current account balance as a percent of GDP provides an indication on the level of international competitiveness of a country. Usually, countries recording a strong current account surplus have an economy heavily dependent on exports revenues, with high savings ratings but weak domestic demand. On the other hand, countries recording a current account deficit have strong imports, a low saving rates and high personal consumption rates as a percentage of disposable incomes. This page provides - Botswana Current Account to GDP - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.

Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 217.90 665.92 4102.21 -6777.28 Million BWP [+]
Exports 3761.70 4297.55 10747.20 996.90 Million BWP [+]
Imports 3979.50 4963.46 9778.30 2458.30 Million BWP [+]
Current Account 4601.37 3359.19 4612.65 -3645.49 BWP Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 1.80 0.20 22.40 -39.50 Percent [+]

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