Botswana External Debt: % of GDP

1995 - 2020 | Yearly | % | CEIC Data

Key information about Botswana External Debt: % of GDP

  • Botswana External Debt accounted for 8.6 % of the country's Nominal GDP in 2020, compared with the ratio of 8.6 % in the previous year.
  • Botswana External Debt: % of Nominal GDP data is updated yearly, available from Mar 1995 to Mar 2020.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 14.4 % in Mar 2013 and a record low of 3.2 % in Mar 2009.

CEIC calculates External Debt as % of Nominal GDP from annual External Debt and quarterly Nominal GDP. The Bank of Botswana provides External Debt in local currency. Statistics Botswana provides Nominal GDP in local currency based on SNA 2008. External Debt covers Medium and Long Term External Debt of the Public sector only. The fiscal year is from April 1st to March 31st. Nominal GDP prior to 2006 is based on SNA 1993.


Related information about Botswana External Debt: % of GDP

  • In the latest reports of Botswana, Current Account recorded a surplus of 126.5 USD mn in Mar 2022.
  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 18.0 USD mn in Mar 2022.
  • Botswana Direct Investment Abroad expanded by 15.0 USD mn in Mar 2022.
  • Its Foreign Portfolio Investment increased by 75.5 USD mn in Mar 2022.
  • The country's External Debt reached 1,294.1 in Mar 2020.
  • The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 4.7 USD bn in Mar 2022.

View Botswana's External Debt: % of GDP from 1995 to 2020 in the chart:

Botswana External Debt: % of GDP

What was Botswana's External Debt: % of GDP in 2020?

Botswana External Debt accounted for 8.6 % of the country's Nominal GDP in 2020, compared with the ratio of 8.6 % in the previous year. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
8.6 2020 8.6 2019 3.2 2009 14.4 2013 % yearly 1995 - 2020

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 63.2 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Algeria (%) 2.4 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Argentina (%) 56.6 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
Armenia (%) 99.9 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Australia (%) 116.1 2021 yearly 1988 - 2021
Austria (%) 161.7 2021 yearly 1997 - 2021
Azerbaijan (%) 14.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2001 - Dec 2021
Bangladesh (%) 11.4 2017 yearly 1997 - 2017
Belarus (%) 58.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2000 - Mar 2022
Belgium (%) 258.0 2021 yearly 2007 - 2021
Bolivia (%) 38.8 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 25.5 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Botswana (%) 8.6 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Brazil (%) 35.3 2021 yearly 1992 - 2021
Bulgaria (%) 61.8 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
Cambodia (%) 75.1 2021 yearly 2010 - 2021
Canada (%) 135.9 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Chile (%) 75.4 2021 yearly 1971 - 2021
China (%) 15.5 2021 yearly 1985 - 2021
Colombia (%) 54.6 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Croatia (%) 74.6 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
Cyprus (%) 822.3 2021 yearly 2004 - 2021
Czech Republic (%) 73.2 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Denmark (%) 149.9 2021 yearly 2005 - 2021
Ecuador (%) 54.1 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Egypt (%) 34.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 1999 - Mar 2022
Estonia (%) 84.7 2021 yearly 1996 - 2021
European Union (%) 130.0 2021 yearly 2008 - 2021
Finland (%) 208.1 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
France (%) 256.2 2021 yearly 2004 - 2021
Georgia (%) 117.5 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
Germany (%) 170.3 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
Ghana (%) 35.6 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
Greece (%) 304.3 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 510.6 2021 yearly 2001 - 2021
Hungary (%) 155.5 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
Iceland (%) 84.8 2021 yearly 1989 - 2021
India (%) 19.9 2022 yearly 1970 - 2022
Indonesia (%) 35.1 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Iran (%) 0.9 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
Ireland (%) 688.8 2021 yearly 2002 - 2021
Israel (%) 32.8 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
Italy (%) 137.6 2021 yearly 2002 - 2021
Ivory Coast (%) 24.0 2018 yearly 1994 - 2018
Japan (%) 97.9 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Jordan (%) 86.6 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Kazakhstan (%) 81.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2002 - Mar 2022
Kenya (%) 35.3 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
South Korea (%) 34.9 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
Kosovo (%) 38.1 2021 yearly 2007 - 2021
Kuwait (%) 58.5 2020 yearly 2014 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan (%) 106.1 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Laos (%) 53.8 2021 yearly 1996 - 2021
Latvia (%) 107.8 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
Lebanon (%) 53.0 2020 yearly 2007 - 2020
Lithuania (%) 76.6 2021 yearly 1996 - 2021
Luxembourg (%) 4,791.4 2021 yearly 2002 - 2021
North Macedonia (%) 81.4 2021 yearly 2004 - 2021
Malawi (%) 39.4 2014 yearly 2006 - 2014
Malaysia (%) 70.0 2021 yearly 2009 - 2021
Malta (%) 633.5 2021 yearly 2004 - 2021
Mauritius (%) 2,062.5 2021 yearly 2009 - 2021
Mexico (%) 47.0 2021 yearly 2002 - 2021
Moldova (%) 65.9 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Mongolia (%) 221.1 2021 yearly 1992 - 2021
Montenegro (%) 203.8 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
Morocco (%) 46.9 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Mozambique (%) 71.7 2020 yearly 1985 - 2020
Nepal (%) 17.3 2016 yearly 2001 - 2016
Netherlands (%) 412.2 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
New Zealand (%) 87.9 2021 yearly 1993 - 2021
Nigeria (%) 8.8 2021 yearly 1985 - 2021
Norway (%) 154.4 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Pakistan (%) 34.5 2022 yearly 2000 - 2022
Palestinian Territory (%) 12.0 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
Panama (%) 177.4 2021 yearly 2014 - 2021
Paraguay (%) 50.4 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Peru (%) 45.2 2021 yearly 1980 - 2021
Philippines (%) 27.0 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Poland (%) 56.5 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Portugal (%) 193.3 2021 yearly 1996 - 2021
Qatar (%) 106.1 2018 yearly 2000 - 2018
Romania (%) 56.0 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Russia (%) 27.1 2021 yearly 1993 - 2021
Serbia (%) 68.5 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Singapore (%) 448.3 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Slovakia (%) 137.0 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Slovenia (%) 97.7 2021 yearly 2001 - 2021
South Africa (%) 38.3 2021 yearly 1985 - 2021
Spain (%) 192.9 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Sri Lanka (%) 57.7 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Sudan (%) 105.1 2020 yearly 2001 - 2020
Sweden (%) 169.6 2021 yearly 1997 - 2021
Switzerland (%) 287.3 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
Taiwan (%) 27.6 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
Tajikistan (%) 40.6 2020 yearly 2000 - 2020
Thailand (%) 38.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
Tunisia (%) 100.9 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
Turkey (%) 54.2 2021 yearly 1989 - 2021
Ukraine (%) 64.8 2021 yearly 1993 - 2021

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) 0.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -248.381 Jun 2022 monthly Apr 2007 - Jun 2022
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 427.682 Jun 2022 monthly Apr 2007 - Jun 2022
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 21.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2007 - Mar 2022
National Government Debt (USD mn) 2,443.5 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 15.3 Dec 2019 quarterly Jun 2014 - Dec 2019
Forecast: Government Expenditure (BWP bn) 94.260 2028 yearly 1981 - 2028
Forecast: Government Net Debt (BWP bn) 53.135 2028 yearly 1999 - 2028
Forecast: Government Revenue (BWP bn) 99.548 2028 yearly 2001 - 2028
Government Budget: Revenue (BWP mn) 5,269.330 Jun 2022 monthly Apr 2007 - Jun 2022
Government Budget: Expenditure: Net Lending (BWP mn) -1.290 Jun 2022 monthly Apr 2007 - Jun 2022
Government Budget: Revenue: Tax (BWP mn) 2,011.330 Feb 2022 monthly Apr 2007 - Feb 2022
Government Budget: Surplus/Deficit (BWP mn) -3,017.660 Jun 2022 monthly Apr 2007 - Jun 2022
Government Budget: Expenditure: Recurrent (BWP mn) 7,094.960 Jun 2022 monthly Apr 2007 - Jun 2022
Government Budget: Expenditure (BWP mn) 8,286.990 Jun 2022 monthly Apr 2007 - Jun 2022
Public Debt: Outstanding: Foreign (BWP mn) 15,479.075 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
Public Debt: Outstanding: Domestic (BWP mn) 13,749.606 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
BW: Revenue Excluding Grants (BWP mn) 49,301.070 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 1.806 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) 159.3 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Jun 2022
Total Exports (USD mn) 852.3 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Jun 2022
Total Exports Growth (%) 40.5 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Jun 2022
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 213.202 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 3,792.461 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 10,123.973 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Imports (USD mn) 693.0 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Jun 2022
Total Imports Growth (%) 7.2 May 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - May 2022
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 132,527.661 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 26,246.231 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 23.313 May 2022 monthly Feb 2019 - May 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 25.027 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Jul 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 17.499 May 2022 monthly Apr 2006 - May 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 18.956 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Jul 2022
BW: Imports: cif: Advanced Economies: Canada (USD mn) 1.169 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Jun 2022
Foreign Trade Balance (BWP mn) 1,935.500 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Jun 2022
Foreign Trade: Exports (BWP mn) 10,354.900 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Jun 2022
Foreign Trade: Exports: Re-Exports (BWP mn) 0.200 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - Jun 2022
Foreign Trade: Imports (BWP mn) 8,419.400 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Jun 2022
Exports: Copper and Nickel (BWP mn) 252.000 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Jun 2022
Exports: Vehicles and Transport Equipment (BWP mn) 56.500 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Jun 2022
Exports: Iron Steels and Related Products (BWP mn) 25.800 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Jun 2022
Exports: Meat and Meat Products (BWP mn) 19.400 May 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - May 2022
Exports: Diamonds (BWP mn) 9,255.800 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Jun 2022
Exports: Machinery and Electric Equipment (BWP mn) 219.700 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Jun 2022
Exports: Asia: Israel (BWP mn) 765.300 Jun 2022 monthly Apr 2006 - Jun 2022
Exports: Africa: SACU: South Africa (BWP mn) 557.300 May 2022 monthly Apr 2006 - May 2022
Exports: EU: Belgium (BWP mn) 1,787.600 Jun 2022 monthly Apr 2006 - Jun 2022
Imports: Diamonds (BWP mn) 915.800 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - Jun 2022
Imports: Food, Beverages and Tobacco (BWP mn) 2,250.500 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Jun 2022
Imports: Chemicals and Rubber Products (BWP mn) 792.400 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Jun 2022
Imports: Machinery and Electric Equipment (BWP mn) 1,029.900 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Jun 2022
Imports: Fuel (BWP mn) 1,438.100 May 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - May 2022
Imports: Vehicles and Transport Equipment (BWP mn) 684.200 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Jun 2022
Imports: Metals and Metal Products (BWP mn) 349.200 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Jun 2022
Imports: Africa: SADC: SACU: South Africa (BWP mn) 4,950.800 Jun 2022 monthly Apr 2006 - Jun 2022
Imports: Africa: SADC: SACU: Namibia (BWP mn) 419.600 Jun 2022 monthly Apr 2006 - Jun 2022
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 15.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 126.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 2.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 18.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 75.519 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 1.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) 72.4 2021 yearly 1975 - 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 0.039 2021 yearly 1975 - 2021
External Debt (USD mn) 1,294.1 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 8.6 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 217.8 2020 yearly 1973 - 2020
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 1.5 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) 0.886 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) 6,280.655 2021 yearly 1996 - 2021
BW: BoP: Current Account: Credit (USD mn) 9,630.759 2021 yearly 1975 - 2021
BW: BoP: Current Account (USD mn) -122.877 2021 yearly 1975 - 2021
BW: BoP: Net Errors & Omissions (USD mn) 96.020 2021 yearly 1975 - 2021
BW: IIP: Net International Investment Position (USD mn) 6,275.129 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
BoP: Current Account: Services: Exports (BWP mn) 1,509.696 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
BoP: Capital Account (BWP mn) 13.092 Mar 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2020
BoP: Current Account: Goods: Exports (BWP mn) 25,752.640 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
BoP: Financial Account: Other Investment: Abroad (BWP mn) -1,747.212 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
BoP: Financial Account: Direct Investment: In Botswana (BWP mn) 207.952 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
BoP: Net Errors and Omissions (BWP mn) -6,745.823 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
BoP: Current Account: Services (BWP mn) -2,564.263 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
BoP: Current Account: Goods (BWP mn) 1,223.140 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
BoP: Current Account (BWP mn) 1,464.634 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
BoP: Financial Account (BWP mn) -7,451.689 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: In Botswana (BWP mn) 874.235 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
BoP: Capital Account: Expenditures (BWP mn) 4.834 Mar 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2020
BoP: Capital Account: Receipts (BWP mn) 17.926 Mar 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2020
BoP: Current Account: Services: Imports (BWP mn) 4,073.959 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
BoP: Current Account: Goods: Imports (BWP mn) 24,529.500 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
BoP: Current Account: Current Transfers (BWP mn) 3,036.125 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
BoP: Financial Account: Other Investment: In Botswana (BWP mn) -894.988 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
BoP: Current Account: Income (BWP mn) -230.369 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Abroad (BWP mn) -5,338.112 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
BoP: Financial Account: Direct Investment: Abroad (BWP mn) -174.209 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
Balance of Payments (BoP): Current, Capital and Financial Account (BWP mn) -3,628.114 Mar 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2020
International Investment Position: Net (BWP mn) 73,716.602 2021 yearly 1996 - 2021
International Investment Position: Liabilities (BWP mn) 95,129.931 2021 yearly 1996 - 2021
International Investment Position: Assets (BWP mn) 168,846.533 2021 yearly 1996 - 2021
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 3.7 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2002 - Jun 2022
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 22.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2002 - Mar 2022
Non-Performing Loans (USD mn) 212.256 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2001 - Jun 2022
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 2,054.112 Jun 2022 monthly Dec 2000 - Jun 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 7,914.672 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Jun 2022
M2 Growth (%) 7.2 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - Jun 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 2.5 Feb 2021 monthly Feb 2006 - Feb 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 5,165.9 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1992 - Apr 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 25.746 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 1994 - Mar 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 6.3 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Jun 2022
Total Deposits (USD mn) 7,006.641 Jun 2022 monthly Dec 2002 - Jun 2022
Total Deposits Growth (%) 6.3 Jun 2022 monthly Dec 2003 - Jun 2022
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 5,940.1 Jun 2022 monthly Dec 2004 - Jun 2022
Domestic Credit Growth (%) -5.7 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2005 - Jun 2022
Household Debt (USD mn) 3,745.5 Jun 2022 monthly Dec 2002 - Jun 2022
Total Loans (USD mn) 5,769.468 Jun 2022 monthly Dec 2002 - Jun 2022
Total Loans Growth (%) 5.74 Jun 2022 monthly Dec 2003 - Jun 2022
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 32.25 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2002 - Mar 2022
Monetary Aggregates: M2 (BWP mn) 96,776.558 May 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - May 2022
Monetary Aggregates: M1 (BWP mn) 25,390.756 Jun 2022 monthly Dec 2004 - Jun 2022
Bank of Botswana: Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD th) 4,809,730.000 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1992 - Jul 2022
Commercial Banks Loans and Advances: Arrears: Over 90 Days (BWP mn) 2,623.680 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2001 - Jun 2022

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