Mining production in Botswana shrank 1.8 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2019, compared to a downwardly revised 8.6 percent tumble in the previous period, as output fell less for diamonds (0.7 percent vs -8.4 percent in Q2) and gold (-1 percent vs -14 percent). Meanwhile, production decreased significantly for soda ash (-20.5 percent vs 0.1 percent); salt (-17.2 percent vs 47 percent) and coal (-28.6 percent vs -6.3 percent).
On a quarterly basis, mining activity dropped 0.4 percent, after declining 4.1 percent in the preceding quarter.
Mining Production in Botswana averaged 9.01 percent from 2004 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 624.40 percent in the first quarter of 2010 and a record low of -91.60 percent in the first quarter of 2009. This page provides - Botswana Mining Production- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.
Mining Production in Botswana is expected to be 8.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Mining Production in Botswana to stand at 7.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Botswana Mining Production is projected to trend around 5.60 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.