Botswana Business Confidence  2005-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

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. Business Confidence in Botswana averaged 49.88 percent from 2005 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 82 percent in December of 2008 and a record low of 28 percent in December of 2005.

Botswana Business Confidence
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Botswana Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Changes in Inventories -5990.90 1247.30 5217.58 -5990.90 BWP Million [+]
Industrial Production -8.70 -21.00 36.44 -44.34 percent [+]
Mining Production 1.50 -14.40 624.40 -91.60 percent [+]
Competitiveness Index 4.30 4.29 4.30 3.96 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 63.00 64.00 80.00 56.00 [+]
Business Confidence 48.00 43.00 82.00 28.00 percent [+]
Corruption Index 60.00 63.00 65.00 54.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 35.00 28.00 38.00 23.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 71.00 70.00 72.00 39.00 [+]

Botswana Business Confidence

In Botswana, the Bank’s biannual Business Expectations Survey (BES) collects information on the local business community’s perceptions about the prevailing state of the economy and economic prospects. The business confidence index (BCI) reflects business conditions at a particular point in time and it is reported on a gross basis. That is, it is calculated as the percentage of respondents indicating ‘satisfactory’ conditions to the total number of respondents indicating ‘unsatisfactory’ and ‘satisfactory’ conditions. The BCI value varies from 0 to 100, with zero indicating extreme lack of confidence, while 100 indicates extreme confidence. As an example, a BCI value of 40 percent is interpreted to mean that 40 percent of all respondents (gross) rated prevailing conditions as satisfactory. This page provides - Botswana Business Confidence- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Botswana Business Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
48.00 43.00 82.00 28.00 2005 - 2017 percent Biannually

business confidence by Country

Australia 7.00 Sep/17
Brazil 55.70 Sep/17
Canada 59.60 Sep/17
China 52.40 Sep/17
Euro Area 1.34 Sep/17
France 110.00 Sep/17
Germany 115.20 Sep/17
India 64.10 Mar/17
Indonesia 111.63 Jun/17
Italy 110.40 Sep/17
Japan 22.00 Sep/17
Mexico 49.66 Sep/17
Netherlands 8.50 Sep/17
Russia -3.00 Sep/17
South Korea 83.00 Sep/17
Spain 2.10 Sep/17
Switzerland 105.80 Sep/17
Turkey 111.60 Sep/17
United Kingdom 5.00 Sep/17
United States 60.80 Sep/17