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

Botswana recorded a trade deficit of BWP 1006 million in July of 2017, well above a BWP 209 million deficit a year earlier. Imports increased 8.77 percent year-on year to BWP 5797.7 million, due to a rise in purchase of fuel (71.18 percent); machinery and electrical equipment (18.40 percent) and food, beverages and tobacco (21.86 percent). The most important partners were: South Africa (70.0 percent); Israel (7.9 percent) and Canada (6.4 percent). Meantime, exports decreased 6.42 percent to BWP 4791.7 million, dragged down mainly by lower sales of diamonds (-4.87 percent) and cooper and nickel (-4.87 percent). Main export partners were: Belgium (21.9 percent); South Africa (15.5 percent) and Singapore (11.3 percent). Balance of Trade in Botswana averaged -114.65 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
2017-08-31 10:30 AM Balance of Trade BWP 1135M BWP -1367M
2017-09-25 10:30 AM Balance of Trade BWP 1146M BWP 1135M
2017-10-25 08:00 AM Balance of Trade BWP -1006M BWP 1146M BWP 1165M
2017-12-20 10:30 AM Balance of Trade BWP -1006M BWP -825M
2017-12-26 10:30 AM Balance of Trade
2018-01-26 10:30 AM Balance of Trade


Botswana Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -1006.00 1146.10 4102.21 -6683.00 BWP Million [+]
Exports 4791.70 5635.00 10747.20 996.90 Million BWP [+]
Imports 5797.70 4489.00 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 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 225.14 155.88 3368.73 -23.27 BWP Million [+]
External Debt 17059.60 17981.30 17981.30 1771.80 BWP Million [+]
Terrorism Index 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 [+]

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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 December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1006.00 1146.10 4102.21 -6683.00 2005 - 2017 BWP Million Monthly
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balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia 105.00 Oct/17
Brazil 3545.75 Nov/17
Canada -1474.50 Oct/17
China 402.10 Nov/17
Euro Area 18923.20 Oct/17
France -4956.00 Oct/17
Germany 18900.00 Oct/17
India -13829.20 Nov/17
Indonesia 127.20 Nov/17
Italy 3989.78 Sep/17
Japan 285.36 Oct/17
Mexico -2066.00 Oct/17
Netherlands 5157.00 Oct/17
Russia 9832.00 Oct/17
South Korea 7800.00 Nov/17
Spain -2147708.00 Oct/17
Switzerland 2333.39 Oct/17
Turkey -7324.23 Oct/17
United Kingdom -1405.00 Oct/17
United States -48731.00 Oct/17