Thursday October 19 2017
Botswana Interest Rate at 5.50 percent


The central bank of Botswana left its benchmark interest rate steady at 5.5 percent on August 22nd, 2017, saying inflation is expected to remain within the target range of 3 to 6 percent. Meanwhile, consumer prices rose 3.4 percent year-on-year in July, following a 3.5 percent increase in June.





Thursday October 19 2017
Botswana Balance of Trade at 1146.10 BWP Million


Botswana recorded a trade surplus of 1146 million in June of 2017, well below a BWP 2620 million surplus a year earlier. Exports slumped 33.7 percent year-on-year to BWP 5635 million, dragged down mainly by lower sales of diamonds (-31.2 percent) and copper and nickel (-98.3 percent). Imports declined 23.7 percent to BWP 4489 million, due to a fall in purchases of fuel (-86.8 percent); machinery and electrical equipment (-49.1 percent) and chemicals and rubber products (-33.8 percent). Considering the second quarter of the year, the country's trade surplus declined 88.8 percent year-on-year to BWP 913.9 million as exports declined 41.6 percent and imports fell at a slower 19.1 percent.





Wednesday October 18 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.





Wednesday October 18 2017
Botswana Competitiveness Index at 4.30 Points


Botswana scored 4.30 points out of 7 on the 2017-2018 Global Competitiveness Report published by the World Economic Forum.





Wednesday October 18 2017
Botswana Competitiveness Rank at 63.00


Botswana is the 63 most competitive nation in the world out of 137 countries ranked in the 2017-2018 edition of the Global Competitiveness Report published by the World Economic Forum.





Friday October 13 2017
Botswana CPI Transportation at 101.70 Index Points


The transportation sub-index of the CPI basket in Botswana increased to 101.70 Index Points in September of 2017 from 101.60 Index Points in August of 2017.





Friday October 13 2017
Botswana Consumer Price Index (CPI) at 103.20 Index Points


Consumer Price Index CPI in Botswana increased to 103.20 Index Points in September from 103.10 Index Points in August of 2017.





Friday October 13 2017
Botswana Core Consumer Prices at 103.00 Index Points


Core Consumer Prices in Botswana increased to 103 Index Points in September from 102.90 Index Points in August of 2017.





Friday October 13 2017
Botswana Inflation Rate MoM at 0.10 percent


The Consumer Price Index in Botswana increased 0.10 percent in September of 2017 over the previous month.





Friday October 13 2017
Botswana Food Inflation at 2.80 percent


Cost of food in Botswana increased 2.80 percent in September of 2017 over the same month in the previous year.