Imports to Botswana grew 31.2 percent year-on-year to BWP 5,856.8 million in July 2019, boosted by purchases of diamonds (67.8 percent) and machinery & electrical equipment (21.1 percent). Main import partners were South Africa (56.6 percent of total imports), Canada (9.4 percent), Other Africa (9.3 percent) and India (4.1 percent). Imports in Botswana averaged 5052.56 BWP Million from 2005 until 2019, 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 -3211.00 950.30 4102.21 -6683.00 BWP Million [+]
Current Account -814.64 -924.23 15079.57 -12190.41 BWP Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 9.70 12.00 32.00 -28.30 percent [+]
Imports 5856.80 4702.50 9778.30 2458.30 BWP Million [+]
Exports 2645.90 5652.80 10747.20 996.90 Million BWP [+]
Terrorism Index 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 745.96 579.46 3368.73 -1473.05 BWP Million [+]
External Debt 15661.00 16027.59 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 October of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5856.80 4702.50 9778.30 2458.30 2005 - 2019 BWP Million Monthly




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