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

Imports in Botswana declined 7.9 percent year-on year to BWP 5383.9 million in November of 2017, mostly due to a fall in purchase of machinery and electrical equipment (-38.4 percent); food, beverages and tobacco (-18.5 percent) and chemicals and rubber (-21.0 percent). The most important partners were: South Africa (61.7 percent), Canada (13.9 percent) and Namibia (10.6 percent). Imports in Botswana averaged 4973.49 BWP Million from 2005 until 2017, 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 779.30 -57.60 4102.21 -6683.00 BWP Million [+]
Exports 6163.20 4065.90 10747.20 996.90 Million BWP [+]
Imports 5383.90 4123.40 9778.30 2458.30 BWP Million [+]
Current Account 7113.20 9804.17 11404.90 -3778.99 BWP Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 3.60 7.80 32.00 -28.30 percent [+]
Terrorism Index 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 225.14 155.88 3628.87 -169.04 BWP Million [+]
External Debt 17059.60 17981.30 17981.30 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 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5383.90 4123.40 9778.30 2458.30 2005 - 2017 BWP Million Monthly




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