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

The trade surplus in Botswana narrowed to BWP 779.3 million in November of 2017 from BWP 1486.9 million in the same month a year earlier. Exports decreased 16.0 percent to BWP 6163.2 million, dragged down mainly by lower sales of diamonds (-18.7 percent) percent). Main export partners were: India (19.1 percent), Belgium (17.9 percent), Singapore (15.8 percent) and South Africa (9.2 percent). Imports declined 7.9 percent year-on year to BWP 5383.9 million, mostly due to a fall in purchase of machinery and electrical equipment (-38.4 percent); food, beverages and tobacco (-18.5 percent) and chemicals and rubber (-21.0 percent). The most important partners were: South Africa (61.7 percent), Canada (13.9 percent) and Namibia (10.6 percent). Balance of Trade in Botswana averaged -107.82 BWP Million from 2005 until 2017, 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.

Botswana Balance of Trade
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-02-06 09:45 AM Balance of Trade BWP -689.8M BWP 491.9M BWP -825M
2018-02-06 09:45 AM Balance of Trade BWP -257.1M BWP -689.8M BWP 93.6M
2018-02-06 09:45 AM Balance of Trade BWP -57.6M BWP -257.1M BWP 398.1M
2018-02-28 10:30 AM Balance of Trade BWP 779.3M BWP -30.2M
2018-05-29 10:30 AM Balance of Trade BWP 65.1M
2018-06-16 11:30 AM Balance of Trade BWP 70.8M

Botswana Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 779.30 -57.60 4102.21 -6683.00 BWP Million [+]
Exports 6163.20 4065.90 10747.20 996.90 Million BWP [+]
Imports 5383.90 4123.40 9778.30 2458.30 BWP Million [+]
Current Account 7113.20 9804.17 11404.90 -3778.99 BWP Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 3.60 7.80 32.00 -28.30 percent [+]
Terrorism Index 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 225.14 155.88 3628.87 -169.04 BWP Million [+]
External Debt 17059.60 17981.30 17981.30 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 February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
779.30 -57.60 4102.21 -6683.00 2005 - 2017 BWP Million Monthly
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balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia -1358.00 Dec/17
Brazil 2768.44 Jan/18
Canada -3186.30 Dec/17
China 203.40 Jan/18
Euro Area 25414.60 Dec/17
France -3468.00 Dec/17
Germany 18226.00 Dec/17
India -16298.47 Jan/18
Indonesia -676.90 Jan/18
Italy 5253.08 Dec/17
Japan -943.42 Jan/18
Mexico -156.97 Dec/17
Netherlands 4104.00 Dec/17
Russia 13700.00 Dec/17
South Korea 3700.00 Jan/18
Spain -2050000.00 Dec/17
Switzerland 1323.45 Jan/18
Turkey -9206.19 Dec/17
United Kingdom -4896.00 Dec/17
United States -53118.00 Dec/17