Sunday December 09 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.





Tuesday December 04 2018
Botswana Interest Rate at 5.00 percent


The Central Bank of Botswana held its benchmark interest rate steady at 5 percent on December 4th 2018. Policymakers said that the decision is consistent with keeping the inflation rate within the medium term target range (3-6 percent). The Committee noted that the annual inflation rate rose to 3.6 percent in October from 2.9 percent in September, the highest inflation rate since January 2015, mainly due to higher cost of transport and it is projected to increase slightly in the short term. The economy grew by 4.4 percent in twelve months to June and it is expected to improve in the short to medium term boosted by the services sectors and a recovery in mining and it is anticipated that it will operate close to its full capacity in the medium term.





Saturday November 24 2018
Deposit Interest Rate in Botswana at 1.56 percent


Deposit Interest Rate in Botswana remained unchanged at 1.56 percent in September from 1.56 percent in August of 2018.





Tuesday November 20 2018
Botswana Wages at 6211.00 BWP/Month


Wages in Botswana decreased to 6211 BWP/Month in the first quarter of 2018 from 6216 BWP/Month in the fourth quarter of 2017.





Tuesday November 20 2018
Botswana Employed Persons at 410692.00


The number of employed persons in Botswana increased to 410692 in the first quarter of 2018 from 410329 in the fourth quarter of 2017.





Tuesday November 20 2018
Botswana Foreign Exchange Reserves at 7199.00 USD Million


Foreign Exchange Reserves in Botswana decreased to 7199 USD Million in August from 7364 USD Million in July of 2018.





Tuesday November 20 2018
Botswana Banks Balance Sheet at 87250.80 BWP Million


Banks Balance Sheet in Botswana increased to 87250.80 BWP Million in August from 86790.30 BWP Million in July of 2018.





Tuesday November 20 2018
Botswana Imports at 4974.40 BWP Million


Imports to Botswana increased 12.6 percent year-on-year to BWP 4974.4 million in August of 2018 from BWP 4417 million in the same month a year earlier, mostly driven by higher purchases of diamonds (94 percent) and vehicles and transport equipment (80 percent). Main import partners were: South Africa (63.8 percent of total imports), Canada (15 percent), India (4.6 percent), Belgium (1.9 percent) and China (1.7 percent).





Tuesday November 20 2018
Botswana Exports at 2562.80 Million BWP


Exports from Botswana dropped 30.8 percent year-on-year to BWP 2562.8 million in August of 2018 from BWP 3702.6 million in the same month a year earlier, mainly due to lower sales of diamonds (-39.4 percent). The most important export partners were: India (30.7 percent of total exports), Belgium (15.6 percent), South Africa (13 percent), United Arab Emirates (9.9 percent) and Hong Kong (9 percent).





Tuesday November 20 2018
Botswana Balance of Trade at -2411.60 BWP Million


Botswana’s trade deficit widened to BWP 2411.6 million in August of 2018 from BWP 714.4 million in the same month a year earlier. It was the largest trade gap since October of 2016, as exports dropped 30.8 percent year-on-year to BWP 2562.8 million, mainly due to lower sales of diamonds (-39.4 percent). The most important export partners were: India (30.7 percent of total exports), Belgium (15.6 percent), South Africa (13 percent), United Arab Emirates (9.9 percent) and Hong Kong (9 percent). Meantime, imports increased 12.6 percent to BWP 4974.4 million, mostly driven by higher purchases of diamonds (94 percent) and vehicles and transport equipment (80 percent). Main import partners were: South Africa (63.8 percent of total imports), Canada (15 percent), India (4.6 percent), Belgium (1.9 percent) and China (1.7 percent).