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

Botswana's trade surplus widened to BWP 2,559 million in February 2017 from BWP 525 million in the same month a year ago. Exports rose 5 percent to BWP 6,763 million, boosted by higher sales of diamonds (16.4 percent), and machinery and electrical equipment (7.7 percent). Imports shrank 28.9 percent to BWP 4,204 million, as purchases fell significantly for diamonds (-62.9 percent), chemicals and rubber products (-14.9 percent), machinery and electrical equipment (-4.8 percent), and food, beverages and tobacco (-1 percent). In the first two months of the year, the trade surplus widened to BWP 5,731 million from BWP 3,572 million in the same period of 2016. Balance of Trade in Botswana averaged -124.20 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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-02-28 10:30 AM Dec BWP -24M BWP 1493M
2017-05-29 10:30 AM Jan BWP 3172M BWP -48M
2017-06-16 11:30 AM Feb BWP 2559M BWP 3172M
2017-06-30 10:30 AM Apr
2017-06-30 10:30 AM Mar BWP 2559M
2017-08-01 10:30 AM May

Botswana Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 2559.20 3171.60 4102.21 -6683.00 BWP Million [+]
Exports 6763.00 6373.60 10747.20 996.90 Million BWP [+]
Imports 4203.80 3202.00 9778.30 2458.30 BWP Million [+]
Current Account 3618.21 7533.54 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 294.40 1342.82 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 Notes

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 June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2559.20 3171.60 4102.21 -6683.00 2005 - 2017 BWP Million Monthly
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balance of trade by Country

Australia 555.00 Apr/17
Brazil 7661.00 May/17
Canada -370.30 Apr/17
China 407.90 May/17
Euro Area 17858.90 Apr/17
France -5535.00 Apr/17
Germany 18078.00 Apr/17
India -13841.70 May/17
Indonesia 474.00 May/17
Italy 3601.32 Apr/17
Japan -203.37 May/17
Mexico -1079.20 May/17
Netherlands 3833.00 Apr/17
Russia 8001.00 Apr/17
South Korea 5990.00 May/17
Spain -1198829.00 Apr/17
Switzerland 3400.03 May/17
Turkey -4945.41 Apr/17
United Kingdom -2050.00 Apr/17
United States -47617.00 Apr/17