Botswana recorded a trade deficit of 1798.20 BWP Million in December of 2023. Balance of Trade in Botswana averaged -277.23 BWP Million from 2005 until 2023, reaching an all time high of 4102.21 BWP Million in March of 2007 and a record low of -6683.00 BWP Million in July of 2012. source: Central Statistics Office, Botswana

Balance of Trade in Botswana is expected to be 1100.00 BWP Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Botswana Balance of Trade is projected to trend around 1100.00 BWP Million in 2025, according to our econometric models.

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Botswana Balance of Trade


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Balance of Trade -1798.20 -6430.00 BWP Million Dec 2023
Current Account 788.82 7366.65 BWP Million Sep 2023
Current Account to GDP 2.20 -0.50 percent of GDP Dec 2022
Exports 4623.30 3217.50 BWP Million Dec 2023
Imports 6421.50 9647.50 BWP Million Dec 2023
Foreign Direct Investment 674.45 672.66 BWP Million Sep 2023
External Debt 20004.04 18863.89 BWP Million Mar 2023
Terrorism Index 0.00 0.00 Points Dec 2022
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Botswana Balance of Trade
Botswana exports mostly diamonds (more than 60% of total exports), copper and nickel, beef and textiles. Botswana's main exports partners are United Kingdom (56% of total exports), South Africa, Israel and Belgium. 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.
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-1798.20 -6430.00 4102.21 -6683.00 2005 - 2023 BWP Million Monthly
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