Thursday August 16 2018
Botswana GDP Annual Growth Rate at 4.80 percent


The economy of Botswana grew 4.8 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2018, easing from a 6.5 percent expansion in the previous period. Output dropped for trade, hotels and restaurants (-0.7 percent vs 18.1 percent in Q4 2017), mostly due to the wholesale sub sector as diamond industries contribution declined. Additionally, output growth slowed for general government (2.8 percent vs 3.8 percent). Meanwhile, output increased faster for mining (12.1 percent vs 0.2 percent); transport (6.5 percent vs 3.8 percent) and finance (5.4 percent vs 4.6 percent). Also, output continued to rise for manufacturing (4.4 percent from 4.1 percent); social services (3.6 percent vs 3.5 percent); agriculture (3.1 percent vs 2.6 percent) and construction (3.5 percent vs 3.3 percent). On a quarterly basis, the GDP shrank 1.5 percent, after expanding 5.5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017.





Wednesday August 15 2018
Botswana Inflation Rate at 3.10 percent


Annual inflation rate in Botswana was flat at 3.1 percent in July of 2018, as inflation was steady for education (5.4 percent, the same as in June); restaurant & hotels (3.6 percent) and health (0.8 percent). Also, prices advanced faster for transport (7.7 percent from 7.5 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (7.6 percent from 7.5 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (0.8 percent from 0.7 percent) while cost slowed for housing & utilities (3.5 percent from 3.6 percent); clothing & footwear (2 percent from 2.2 percent) and furniture & household equipment (2 percent from 2.1 percent). Meanwhile, prices continued to fell for food & non-alcoholic beverages (-1.1 percent from -0.6 percent) and communication (-8.2 percent, the same as in June). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.1 percent, after showing no growth in June.





Wednesday August 15 2018
Botswana Inflation Rate MoM at 0.10 percent


The Consumer Price Index in Botswana increased 0.10 percent in July of 2018 over the previous month.





Sunday August 12 2018
Botswana - Credit Rating at 72.00


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





Wednesday August 08 2018
Botswana Balance of Trade at 2425.30 BWP Million


Botswana’s trade surplus widened to BWP 2425.3 million in May of 2018 from BWP 1328 million in the same month a year ago. It was the largest trade surplus since February last year, as exports jumped 21.1 percent year-on year to BWP 6553.1 million, boosted by higher sales of diamonds (20.0 percent). Main export partners were: India (23.9 percent of total exports), Belgium (17.4 percent), United Arab Emirates (15.7 percent), Israel (8.0 percent) and Singapore (7.9 percent). Meantime, imports rose 1.1 percent to BWP 4127.8 million, mainly due to purchases of machinery and electrical equipment (36.1 percent) and food, beverages and tobacco (31.4 percent). The most important import partners were: South Africa (78.5 percent of total imports), India (2.8 percent), Israel (2.6 percent) and China (2.3 percent).





Wednesday August 08 2018
Botswana Exports at 6553.10 Million BWP


Exports in Botswana jumped 21.1 percent year-on year to BWP 6553.1 million in May of 2018, boosted by higher sales of diamonds (20.0 percent). Main export partners were: India (23.9 percent of total exports), Belgium (17.4 percent), United Arab Emirates (15.7 percent), Israel (8.0 percent) and Singapore (7.9 percent).





Wednesday August 08 2018
Botswana Imports at 4127.80 BWP Million


Imports in Botswana rose 1.1 percent year-on-year to BWP 4127.8 million in May of 2018. Imports increased mainly due to purchases of machinery and electrical equipment (36.1 percent) and food, beverages and tobacco (31.4 percent). The most important import partners were: South Africa (78.5 percent of total imports), India (2.8 percent), Israel (2.6 percent) and China (2.3 percent).





Tuesday August 07 2018
Botswana Loans To Private Sector at 21664.79 BWP Million


Loans To Private Sector in Botswana increased to 21664.79 BWP Million in May from 21638.84 BWP Million in April of 2018.





Saturday August 04 2018
Botswana Foreign Direct Investment at 1093.13 BWP Million


Foreign Direct Investment in Botswana increased by 1093.13 BWP Million in the first quarter of 2018.





Saturday August 04 2018
Botswana Consumer Credit at 33481.73 BWP Million


Consumer Credit in Botswana increased to 33481.73 BWP Million in May from 33195.21 BWP Million in April of 2018.