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

Botswana’s trade surplus widened to BWP 2425.3 million in May of 2018 from BWP 1328 million in the same month a year ago. It was the largest trade surplus since February last year, as exports jumped 21.1 percent year-on year to BWP 6553.1 million, boosted by higher sales of diamonds (20.0 percent). Main export partners were: India (23.9 percent of total exports), Belgium (17.4 percent), United Arab Emirates (15.7 percent), Israel (8.0 percent) and Singapore (7.9 percent). Meantime, imports rose 1.1 percent to BWP 4127.8 million, mainly due to purchases of machinery and electrical equipment (36.1 percent) and food, beverages and tobacco (31.4 percent). The most important import partners were: South Africa (78.5 percent of total imports), India (2.8 percent), Israel (2.6 percent) and China (2.3 percent). Balance of Trade in Botswana averaged -123.15 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
2018-06-20 10:30 AM Balance of Trade BWP -135.7M BWP -1383.7M BWP 107M
2018-07-16 03:10 PM Balance of Trade BWP -1379.2M BWP -702.2M BWP 62.3M
2018-08-08 02:40 PM Balance of Trade BWP 2425.3M BWP 735.7M BWP 59.4M
2018-10-25 10:30 AM Balance of Trade BWP 135.5M
2018-10-25 10:30 AM Balance of Trade BWP 2425.3M BWP -118.4M
2018-11-29 10:30 AM Balance of Trade BWP 125.3M


Botswana Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 2425.30 735.70 4102.21 -6683.00 BWP Million [+]
Exports 6553.10 5407.70 10747.20 996.90 Million BWP [+]
Imports 4127.80 4672.10 9778.30 2458.30 BWP Million [+]
Current Account 2619.02 4498.94 16754.36 -9698.03 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 1093.13 1208.37 3628.87 -1434.78 BWP Million [+]
External Debt 17811.66 15997.00 18344.85 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 October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2425.30 735.70 4102.21 -6683.00 2005 - 2018 BWP Million Monthly
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balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Argentina -1127.00 Aug/18
Australia 1604.00 Aug/18
Brazil 4971.00 Sep/18
Canada 526.10 Aug/18
China 316.93 Sep/18
Euro Area 11671.20 Aug/18
France -5632.00 Aug/18
Germany 17174.00 Aug/18
India -13980.00 Sep/18
Indonesia 227.10 Sep/18
Italy 2564.00 Aug/18
Japan 139.56 Sep/18
Mexico -2590.00 Aug/18
Netherlands 3463.00 Aug/18
Russia 15797.00 Aug/18
Saudi Arabia 162782.00 Jun/18
Singapore 3685.26 Sep/18
South Africa 8794.70 Aug/18
South Korea 9746.00 Sep/18
Spain -3247700.00 Jul/18
Switzerland 1447.00 Sep/18
Turkey -2421.79 Aug/18
United Kingdom -1274.00 Aug/18
United States -53237.00 Aug/18


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