Botswana recorded a trade deficit of 945.70 BWP Million in March of 2021. source: Central Statistics Office, Botswana

Balance of Trade in Botswana averaged -313.85 BWP Million from 2005 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 4102.21 BWP Million in March of 2007 and a record low of -6683 BWP Million in July of 2012. This page provides the latest reported value for - Botswana Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Botswana Balance of Trade - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2021.

Balance of Trade in Botswana is expected to be 1200.00 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 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Botswana Balance of Trade

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-2615.10 -1893.50 4102.21 -6683.00 2005 - 2021 BWP Million Monthly
Current Prices, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-04-28 02:30 PM Feb BWP 13.9 M BWP 403.7M
2021-05-28 02:10 PM Mar BWP-945.7M BWP -39.0M BWP 380M
2021-06-30 11:00 AM Apr BWP-1893.5M BWP-118.4M BWP-1200M
2021-07-28 02:30 PM May BWP-2615.1M BWP-1893.5M BWP-2400M
2021-08-27 02:00 PM Jun
2021-09-29 11:00 AM Jul
2021-10-29 03:00 PM Aug
2021-11-24 11:00 AM Sep 1200

Botswana Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -2615.10 -1893.50 4102.21 -6683.00 BWP Million [+]
Current Account -3792.59 -3847.76 13555.44 -10418.52 BWP Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -11.20 -7.60 32.00 -28.30 percent of GDP [+]
Imports 7424.90 6732.60 9778.30 1383.10 BWP Million [+]
Exports 4809.80 4839.20 10747.20 146.70 Million BWP [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 291.50 594.28 3368.73 -1473.05 BWP Million [+]
External Debt 14547.40 14687.30 154791.00 1771.80 BWP Million [+]
Terrorism Index 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 [+]


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.