Markets Actual Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 2022
Stock Market (points) 6997.25 6962 6926 6891 6856 6786
Currency 11.71 11.78 11.85 11.91 11.98 12.12

Overview Actual Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 2022
GDP Growth Rate (%) 0.20 2.2 1.8 2 2.3 3
GDP Annual Growth Rate (%) 36.00 6 5 4.3 3.9 4.3
Unemployment Rate (%) 23.30 24 22.7 22.7 22.7 22.7
Inflation Rate (%) 8.80 9.5 10.4 7.3 5.8 4.6
Interest Rate (%) 3.75 3.75 3.75 3.75 3.25 3.25
Balance of Trade (BWP Million ) -482.90 255 1100 1100 1100 1100
Current Account (BWP Million ) -2696.11 -2000 -2000 -2000 -2000 -2000
Current Account to GDP (% of GDP) -11.20 -5 -3.7 -3.7 -3.7 -3.7
Government Debt to GDP (% of GDP) 18.20 22.4 26.8 26.8 26.8 26.8
Government Budget (% of GDP) -5.60 -3.7 -4 -4 -4 -4
Corporate Tax Rate (%) 22.00 22 22 22 22 22
Personal Income Tax Rate (%) 25.00 25 25 25 25 25

GDP Actual Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 2022
GDP Growth Rate (%) 0.20 2.2 1.8 2 2.3 3
GDP Annual Growth Rate (%) 36.00 6 5 4.3 3.9 4.3
GDP (USD Billion) 15.78 17 17 18.5 18.5 18.5
GDP Constant Prices (BWP Million) 24264.40 28035 25720 25478 25308 26826
Gross Fixed Capital Formation (BWP Million) 10966.20 32382 10981 11438 11394 12930
GDP per capita (USD) 6525.51 6700 7150 7150 7150 7150
GDP per capita PPP (USD) 16040.01 17250 17250 17250 17250 17500
GDP From Agriculture (BWP Million) 791.30 435 822 825 822 874
GDP From Construction (BWP Million) 4149.70 2066 4608 4328 4312 4696
GDP From Manufacturing (BWP Millon) 2425.60 1686 2522 2530 2520 2661
GDP From Mining (BWP Million) 10215.00 3054 9347 10654 10613 8762
GDP From Public Administration (BWP Million) 7917.50 3500 8117 8258 8226 8862
GDP From Services (BWP Million) 5090.40 6128 5396 5345 5309 5628
GDP From Transport (BWP Million) 775.20 1754 862 809 805 891
GDP From Utilities (BWP Million) 392.30 300 532 409 408 454

Labour Actual Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 2022
Unemployment Rate (%) 23.30 24 22.7 22.7 22.7 22.7
Population (Million) 2.37 2.37 2.37 2.37 2.37 2.41
Employed Persons 477716.00 446000 446000 446000 446000 446000
Wages (BWP/Month) 5392.00 6500 6500 6500 6500 6500

Prices Actual Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 2022
Inflation Rate (%) 8.80 9.5 10.4 7.3 5.8 4.6
Consumer Price Index CPI (points) 113.30 114 117 119 119 120
Core Consumer Prices (points) 113.20 105 111 116 117 114
Core Inflation Rate (%) 7.10 3.6 3.3 3.5 3.5 3.5
Food Inflation (%) 6.80 5 4.3 3.4 3.2 3.4
CPI Transportation (points) 117.50 118 119 120 120 121
Inflation Rate Mom (%) 0.90 0.8 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.6

Money Actual Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 2022
Interest Rate (%) 3.75 3.75 3.75 3.75 3.25 3.25
Banks Balance Sheet (BWP Million) 108683.90 110000 112000 114000 115500 110000
Deposit Interest Rate (%) 1.48 1.81 1.48 1.48 0.98 0.98
Lending Rate (%) 5.25 6.25 6.25 6.25 6.25 6.25
Central Bank Balance Sheet (BWP Million) 52240.30 79500 79500 79500 79500 79700

Trade Actual Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 2022
Balance of Trade (BWP Million ) -482.90 255 1100 1100 1100 1100
Current Account (BWP Million ) -2696.11 -2000 -2000 -2000 -2000 -2000
Current Account to GDP (% of GDP) -11.20 -5 -3.7 -3.7 -3.7 -3.7
Imports (BWP Million) 2333.90 5800 5800 5800 5800 5800
Exports (Million BWP) 1145.70 6900 6900 6900 6900 6900
Foreign Direct Investment (BWP Million) 262.08 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000

Government Actual Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 2022
Government Debt to GDP (% of GDP) 18.20 22.4 26.8 26.8 26.8 26.8
Government Budget (% of GDP) -5.60 -3.7 -4 -4 -4 -4
Government Spending (BWP Million) 52928.00 21828 55574 55204 54992 58516
Government Debt (BWP Million) 29228.70 27300 27300 27300 27300 27300
Government Budget Value (BWP Million) -5556.40 -3597 -3597 -3597 -3597 -3597

Taxes Actual Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 2022
Corporate Tax Rate (%) 22.00 22 22 22 22 22
Personal Income Tax Rate (%) 25.00 25 25 25 25 25
Sales Tax Rate (%) 12.00 14 14 14 14 14

Business Actual Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 2022
Mining Production (%) -27.10 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.6
Industrial Production (%) 185.60 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7

Consumer Actual Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 2022
Consumer Spending (BWP Million) 17633.20 12693 19448 18391 18321 20396
Consumer Credit (BWP Million) 44299.30 39442 45497 46087 46027 47391
Bank Lending Rate (%) 5.25 6.75 5.25 5.25 4.75 4.75


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