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

Botswana recorded a trade surplus of 1134.5 million in May of 2017, well below a BWP 4099 million surplus a year earlier. Exports slumped 38.9 percent year-on-year to BWP 5381.7 million, dragged down mainly by lower sales of diamonds (-37.2 percent) and copper and nickel (-97.5 percent). Imports declined at a much slower 9.9 percent to BWP 4247.3 million, due to a fall in purchases of fuel (-37.2 percent) and machinery and electrical equipment (-38 percent). Balance of Trade in Botswana averaged -125.42 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
2017-07-17 11:30 AM Balance of Trade BWP 2473M BWP 2559M
2017-07-24 10:15 AM Balance of Trade BWP -1367M BWP -215M
2017-08-31 10:30 AM Balance of Trade BWP 1135M BWP -1367M
2017-09-25 10:30 AM Balance of Trade
2017-09-25 10:30 AM Balance of Trade BWP 1135M
2017-10-27 10:30 AM Balance of Trade


Botswana Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 1134.50 -1366.70 4102.21 -6683.00 BWP Million [+]
Exports 5381.70 3804.60 10747.20 996.90 Million BWP [+]
Imports 4247.30 5171.30 9778.30 2458.30 BWP Million [+]
Current Account 10873.06 3618.21 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 155.88 294.40 3368.73 -23.27 BWP Million [+]
External Debt 18003.70 18590.50 18590.50 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 September of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1134.50 -1366.70 4102.21 -6683.00 2005 - 2017 BWP Million Monthly
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balance of trade by Country

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Australia 460.00 Jul/17
Brazil 5599.00 Aug/17
Canada -3040.40 Jul/17
China 419.92 Aug/17
Euro Area 23156.00 Jul/17
France -5968.00 Jul/17
Germany 19500.00 Jul/17
India -11643.96 Aug/17
Indonesia 1722.60 Aug/17
Italy 6560.39 Jul/17
Japan 113.64 Aug/17
Mexico -1522.60 Jul/17
Netherlands 4711.00 Jul/17
Russia 3970.00 Jul/17
South Korea 7013.00 Aug/17
Spain -2099000.00 Jul/17
Switzerland 2173.00 Aug/17
Turkey -8842.94 Jul/17
United Kingdom -2872.00 Jul/17
United States -43689.00 Jul/17