Botswana Imports  2005-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

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). Imports in Botswana averaged 4973.69 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 2425.30 735.70 4102.21 -6683.00 BWP Million [+]
Exports 6553.10 5407.70 10747.20 996.90 Million BWP [+]
Imports 4127.80 4672.10 9778.30 2458.30 BWP Million [+]
Current Account 2619.02 4498.94 16754.36 -9698.03 BWP Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 12.00 3.60 32.00 -28.30 percent [+]
Terrorism Index 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1093.13 1208.37 3628.87 -1434.78 BWP Million [+]
External Debt 15997.00 16016.50 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 September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4127.80 4672.10 9778.30 2458.30 2005 - 2018 BWP Million Monthly




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