Botswana Balance of Trade  2005-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Botswana’s trade balance shifted to BWP 1054.3 million deficit in February of 2018 from BWP 2721.6 million surplus in the same month a year ago. Exports fell 48.5 percent year-on-year to BWP 3480.6 million, mainly due to a slowdown in sales of diamonds (-52.9 percent) and machinery and equipment (-15.9 percent). The most important export partners were: Singapore (18.7 percent of total exports), South Africa (16.7 percent), Belgium (15.3 percent), India (12.7 percent) and United Arab Emirates (7.9 percent). Meantime, imports jumped 12.2 percent to BWP 4535.0 million, boosted by higher purchases of diamonds (79.8 percent) and vehicles and transport equipment (56.0 percent). Main import partners were: South Africa (60.6 percent of total imports), Namibia (12.96 percent), Canada (7.0 percent), India (5.1 percent) and the US (1.7 percent). Balance of Trade in Botswana averaged -100.48 BWP Million from 2005 until 2018, 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 Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-03-02 03:40 PM Balance of Trade BWP -212.5M BWP 488.1M BWP -30.2M
2018-03-28 03:45 PM Balance of Trade BWP 1585.5M BWP -685.1M BWP -86.1M
2018-05-14 08:00 AM Balance of Trade BWP -1054.3M BWP 1761.4M BWP -19.1M
2018-07-17 11:30 AM Balance of Trade BWP -1054.3M BWP 107M
2018-07-24 10:15 AM Balance of Trade BWP 62.3M
2018-08-31 10:30 AM Balance of Trade BWP 59.4M


Botswana Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -1054.30 1761.40 4102.21 -6683.00 BWP Million [+]
Exports 3480.60 5315.30 10747.20 996.90 Million BWP [+]
Imports 4535.00 3553.90 9778.30 2458.30 BWP Million [+]
Current Account 9407.28 7113.20 11404.90 -3778.99 BWP Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 12.00 3.60 32.00 -28.30 percent [+]
Terrorism Index 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 2702.79 225.14 3628.87 -169.04 BWP Million [+]
External Debt 16659.30 18344.90 18344.90 1771.80 BWP Million [+]

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Botswana Balance of Trade

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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1054.30 1761.40 4102.21 -6683.00 2005 - 2018 BWP Million Monthly
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balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia 1527.00 Mar/18
Brazil 6140.00 Apr/18
Canada -4139.60 Mar/18
China 287.80 Apr/18
Euro Area 26932.60 Mar/18
France -5258.00 Mar/18
Germany 25187.00 Mar/18
India -13720.00 Apr/18
Indonesia -1629.30 Apr/18
Italy 4531.06 Mar/18
Japan 625.98 Apr/18
Mexico 1917.55 Mar/18
Netherlands 5280.00 Mar/18
Russia 15001.00 Mar/18
South Korea 6611.00 Apr/18
Spain -2167000.00 Feb/18
Switzerland 2315.30 Mar/18
Turkey -5855.00 Mar/18
United Kingdom -3091.00 Mar/18
United States -48956.00 Mar/18


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