Imports to Botswana jumped 20 percent year-on-year to BWP 7387 million in November 2018, boosted by purchases of diamonds (36 percent) and vehicles & transport equipment (27.8 percent). Main import partners were: South Africa (60.2 percent of total purchases), Canada (17.1 percent), Namibia (8.3 percent) and Israel (2.1 percent). Imports in Botswana averaged 5018 BWP Million from 2005 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 9778.30 BWP Million in September of 2008 and a record low of 2458.30 BWP Million in February of 2009.

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Botswana Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -3953.60 -1085.20 4102.21 -6683.00 BWP Million [+]
Current Account 1414.32 7376.61 16754.36 -9698.03 BWP Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 12.00 3.60 32.00 -28.30 percent [+]
Imports 7387.00 7298.60 9778.30 2458.30 BWP Million [+]
Exports 3433.40 6213.40 10747.20 996.90 Million BWP [+]
Terrorism Index 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 597.57 1150.75 3628.87 -1434.78 BWP Million [+]
External Debt 16072.40 16513.00 18344.85 1771.80 BWP Million [+]

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Botswana Imports

Botswana imports fuel, food, beverages and tobacco, machinery and electric equipment, chemical and rubber products and vehicles. Its main imports partners are South Africa (75% of total imports), China, Israel, Namibia and Zimbabwe. This page provides the latest reported value for - Botswana Imports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Botswana Imports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7387.00 7298.60 9778.30 2458.30 2005 - 2018 BWP Million Monthly




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