Wednesday June 28 2017
Botswana GDP Annual Growth Rate at 4.20 percent


The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Botswana expanded 4.20 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 over the same quarter of the previous year.





Wednesday June 28 2017
Botswana GDP Growth Rate at 0.10 percent


The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Botswana expanded 0.10 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 over the previous quarter.





Wednesday June 28 2017
Botswana Current Account to GDP at 3.60 percent


Botswana recorded a Current Account surplus of 3.60 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2016.





Wednesday June 28 2017
Botswana Government Debt to GDP at 22.80 percent


Botswana recorded a government debt equivalent to 22.80 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2016.





Wednesday June 28 2017
Botswana Business Confidence at 48.00 percent


The business confidence index in Botswana increased to 48 percent in the first half of 2017 from 43 percent in the previous period. Confidence among domestic-oriented businesses rose to 48 percent compared to 43 percent in the second half of 2016, and that of export-oriented businesses went up to 50 percent from 42 percent. Looking ahead, there is an increase in optimism, despite subdued demand in the domestic and global markets.





Wednesday June 28 2017
Botswana Interest Rate at 5.50 percent


The Bank of Botswana held its benchmark interest rate at 5.5 percent on June 20th, saying inflation is expected to remain within its target range in the medium term. Annual inflation rate stood at 3.5 percent in May, way below the upper-limit of official target range of 6 percent.





Tuesday June 27 2017
Botswana Balance of Trade at 2559.20 BWP Million


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.





Friday June 23 2017
Botswana | Credit Rating at 72.50


Standard & Poor's credit rating for Botswana stands at A- with negative outlook. Moody's credit rating for Botswana was last set at A2 with stable outlook.





Friday June 23 2017
Botswana Core Consumer Prices at 102.50 Index Points


Core Consumer Prices in Botswana increased to 102.50 Index Points in May from 102.20 Index Points in April of 2017.





Thursday June 22 2017
Botswana Exports at 6763.00 Million BWP


Exports from Botswana increased 5 percent from the previous year to BWP 6,763 million in February 2017, boosted by higher sales of diamonds (16.4 percent), and machinery and electrical equipment (7.7 percent).