Botswana Foreign Exchange Reserves

1992 - 2021 | Monthly | USD mn | Bank of Botswana

Key information about Botswana Foreign Exchange Reserves

  • Botswana Foreign Exchange Reserves was measured at 5.2 USD bn in Apr 2021, compared with 4.8 USD bn in the previous month
  • Botswana Foreign Exchange Reserves: USD mn data is updated monthly, available from Jan 1992 to Apr 2021
  • The data reached an all-time high of 10.3 USD bn in Apr 2008 and a record low of 3.6 USD bn in Mar 1992

The Bank of Botswana provides monthly Foreign Exchange Reserves in USD. Foreign Exchange Reserves includes Central Bank assets denominated in foreign currency, SDRs and IMF Reserve Position.


Further information about Botswana Foreign Exchange Reserves
  • In the latest reports, Botswana Foreign Exchange Reserves equaled 8.2 Months of Import in Mar 2023.
  • Its Money Supply M2 increased 7.5 USD bn YoY in Feb 2023.
  • Botswana Domestic Credit reached 6.0 USD bn in Feb 2023, representing an drop of 0.6 % YoY.
  • The country's Non Performing Loans Ratio stood at 3.6 % in Mar 2023, compared with the ratio of 3.3 % in the previous quarter.
  • Household Debt of Botswana reached 19.5 % in Mar 2023, accounting for 19.5 % of the country's Nominal GDP.

View Botswana's Foreign Exchange Reserves from Jan 1992 to Apr 2021 in the chart:

Botswana Foreign Exchange Reserves

What was Botswana's Foreign Exchange Reserves in Apr 2021?

Botswana Foreign Exchange Reserves was measured at 5.2 USD bn in Apr 2021, compared with 4.8 USD bn in the previous month See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
5,165.9 Apr 2021 4,820.0 Mar 2021 3,628.0 Mar 1992 10,345.9 Apr 2008 USD mn monthly Jan 1992 - Apr 2021

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (USD mn) 5,649.6 Jan 2024 monthly Dec 1993 - Jan 2024
Algeria (USD mn) 64,673.0 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 1968 - Dec 2023
Argentina (USD mn) 21,364.9 Feb 2024 monthly Dec 1956 - Feb 2024
Armenia (USD mn) 3,365.7 Feb 2024 monthly Dec 1993 - Feb 2024
Australia (USD mn) 35,040.1 Feb 2024 monthly Jul 1969 - Feb 2024
Austria (USD mn) 3,485.6 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 1957 - Dec 2023
Azerbaijan (USD mn) 12,623.6 Jan 2024 monthly Dec 1992 - Jan 2024
Bahrain (USD mn) 3,154.0 Nov 2023 monthly Oct 1965 - Nov 2023
Bangladesh (USD mn) 26,152.4 May 2023 monthly Dec 1972 - May 2023
Belarus (USD mn) 3,296.9 Feb 2024 monthly Dec 2002 - Feb 2024
Belgium (USD mn) 8,200.0 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1999 - Feb 2024
Bolivia (USD mn) 372.4 Jan 2023 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2023
Bosnia and Herzegovina (USD mn) 8,711.6 Jan 2024 monthly Aug 1997 - Jan 2024
Botswana (USD mn) 5,165.9 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1992 - Apr 2021
Brazil (USD mn) 323,444.9 Jan 2024 monthly Nov 2000 - Jan 2024
Brunei (USD mn) 3,161.0 Nov 2023 monthly Dec 1999 - Nov 2023
Bulgaria (USD mn) 35,390.9 Feb 2024 monthly Sep 2003 - Feb 2024
Cambodia (USD mn) 15,643.0 Jul 2023 monthly Dec 1993 - Jul 2023
Canada (USD mn) 88,288.0 Feb 2024 monthly Jun 1999 - Feb 2024
Chile (USD mn) 42,481.9 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1982 - Feb 2024
China (USD mn) 3,225,817.0 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1989 - Feb 2024
Colombia (USD mn) 54,561.7 Feb 2024 monthly Dec 1956 - Feb 2024
Croatia (USD mn) 28,293.0 Dec 2022 monthly Dec 1992 - Dec 2022
Cyprus (USD mn) 185.4 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2002 - Feb 2024
Czech Republic (USD mn) 138,591.6 Feb 2024 monthly Mar 2000 - Feb 2024
Denmark (USD mn) 81,077.1 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2002 - Feb 2024
Ecuador (USD mn) 3,305.9 Feb 2024 monthly Dec 1956 - Feb 2024
Egypt (USD mn) 24,472.4 Feb 2024 monthly Dec 2004 - Feb 2024
Estonia (USD mn) 2,065.3 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2001 - Jan 2024
European Union (USD mn) 297,397.8 Feb 2024 monthly Dec 1999 - Feb 2024
Finland (USD mn) 7,995.8 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2000 - Jan 2024
France (USD mn) 30,167.5 Feb 2024 monthly Feb 2004 - Feb 2024
Georgia (USD mn) 4,295.5 Feb 2024 monthly Oct 1995 - Feb 2024
Germany (USD mn) 36,286.1 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 1957 - Jan 2024
Ghana (USD mn) 3,368.9 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 1965 - Jan 2024
Greece (USD mn) 3,926.2 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2004 - Feb 2024
Hong Kong SAR, China (USD mn) 425,016.0 Feb 2024 monthly Apr 2000 - Feb 2024
Hungary (USD mn) 41,344.9 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 1998 - Jan 2024
Iceland (USD mn) 4,964.9 Feb 2024 monthly Oct 2000 - Feb 2024
India (USD mn) 548,939.0 Jan 2024 monthly Apr 1989 - Jan 2024
Indonesia (USD mn) 130,462.7 Feb 2024 monthly Apr 2000 - Feb 2024
Ireland (USD mn) 4,997.2 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1999 - Feb 2024
Israel (USD mn) 202,179.9 Feb 2024 monthly Dec 2001 - Feb 2024
Italy (USD mn) 49,031.6 Feb 2024 monthly Dec 1999 - Feb 2024
Ivory Coast (USD mn) 9.8 Jan 2024 monthly Jul 1962 - Jan 2024
Japan (USD mn) 1,158,491.0 Feb 2024 monthly Apr 2000 - Feb 2024
Jordan (USD mn) 13,353.3 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 1958 - Jan 2024
Kazakhstan (USD mn) 14,775.3 Jan 2024 monthly Dec 2002 - Jan 2024
Kenya (USD mn) 7,340.8 Dec 2023 monthly Dec 2000 - Dec 2023
South Korea (USD mn) 391,327.3 Feb 2024 monthly Dec 1956 - Feb 2024
Kosovo (USD mn) 1,093.1 Jan 2024 monthly Dec 2000 - Jan 2024
Kuwait (USD mn) 41,142.5 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 1964 - Jan 2024
Kyrgyzstan (USD mn) 1,499.7 Mar 2024 monthly Jul 1995 - Mar 2024
Laos (USD mn) 1,782.0 Sep 2023 monthly Dec 1988 - Sep 2023
Latvia (USD mn) 3,839.7 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1997 - Feb 2024
Lebanon (USD mn) 14,738.7 Feb 2023 monthly Jun 1990 - Feb 2023
Lithuania (USD mn) 4,153.7 Feb 2024 monthly Jun 1993 - Feb 2024
Luxembourg (USD mn) 188.5 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1999 - Feb 2024
Macau SAR, China (USD mn) 28,451.5 Feb 2024 monthly Jun 1984 - Feb 2024
North Macedonia (USD mn) 4,248.1 Feb 2024 monthly Dec 1993 - Feb 2024
Malawi (USD mn) 413.8 Oct 2021 monthly Jun 1965 - Oct 2021
Malaysia (USD mn) 104,000.0 Mar 2024 monthly Apr 2000 - Mar 2024
Malta (USD mn) 948.1 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1960 - Feb 2024
Mauritius (USD mn) 5,968.3 Feb 2024 monthly Mar 1960 - Feb 2024
Mexico (USD mn) 191,899.7 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2000 - Feb 2024
Moldova (USD mn) 5,383.0 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2000 - Feb 2024
Mongolia (USD mn) 4,293.4 Feb 2024 monthly Dec 1992 - Feb 2024
Montenegro (USD mn) 1,321.3 Jan 2024 monthly Dec 2002 - Jan 2024
Morocco (USD mn) 32,037.8 Feb 2024 monthly Dec 2001 - Feb 2024
Mozambique (USD mn) 3,600.9 Jan 2024 monthly Mar 1984 - Jan 2024
Myanmar (USD mn) 7,704.9 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 1950 - Mar 2021
Nepal (USD mn) 12,413.6 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2002 - Mar 2024
Netherlands (USD mn) 7,010.5 Feb 2024 monthly Sep 1999 - Feb 2024
New Zealand (USD mn) 15,974.3 Feb 2024 monthly Sep 2005 - Feb 2024
Nigeria (USD mn) 33,690.0 Oct 2023 monthly Jan 1960 - Oct 2023
Norway (USD mn) 71,901.1 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1999 - Feb 2024
Oman (USD mn) 16,138.4 Jan 2024 monthly Apr 1970 - Jan 2024
Pakistan (USD mn) 11,992.2 Oct 2023 monthly Jan 1959 - Oct 2023
Palestinian Territory (USD mn) 604.5 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2006 - Feb 2024
Panama (USD mn) 8,144.7 Feb 2024 monthly Oct 1969 - Feb 2024
Paraguay (USD mn) 9,707.9 Feb 2024 monthly Dec 1956 - Feb 2024
Peru (USD mn) 68,249.0 Feb 2024 monthly Dec 1956 - Feb 2024
Philippines (USD mn) 87,127.1 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1960 - Feb 2024
Poland (USD mn) 157,420.2 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1998 - Feb 2024
Portugal (USD mn) 5,371.0 Sep 2023 monthly Dec 1999 - Sep 2023
Qatar (USD mn) 43,374.1 Jan 2024 monthly Dec 1966 - Jan 2024
Romania (USD mn) 64,597.3 Feb 2024 monthly Apr 2005 - Feb 2024
Russia (USD mn) 401,988.0 Feb 2024 monthly Dec 1996 - Feb 2024
Saudi Arabia (USD mn) 406,940.5 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2001 - Feb 2024
Serbia (USD mn) 24,376.8 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2004 - Feb 2024
Singapore (USD mn) 343,134.7 Feb 2024 monthly Apr 2000 - Feb 2024
Slovakia (USD mn) 7,650.9 Feb 2024 monthly Dec 1999 - Feb 2024
Slovenia (USD mn) 881.6 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 1994 - Dec 2023
South Africa (USD mn) 46,773.0 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2001 - Feb 2024
Spain (USD mn) 62,470.3 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1987 - Feb 2024
Sri Lanka (USD mn) 4,425.6 Jan 2024 monthly Dec 1956 - Jan 2024
Sudan (USD mn) 0.0 Dec 2017 monthly Jul 1960 - Dec 2017
Sweden (USD mn) 41,970.0 Feb 2024 monthly Mar 2000 - Feb 2024
Switzerland (USD mn) 771,212.3 Feb 2024 monthly Jun 1999 - Feb 2024
Syria (USD mn) 16,221.1 Jun 2011 monthly Dec 1950 - Jun 2011

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) 2.5 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2004 - Jun 2023
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -37.355 Jun 2023 monthly Apr 2007 - Jun 2023
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 496.639 Jun 2023 monthly Apr 2007 - Jun 2023
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 34.0 Jun 2023 quarterly Jun 2007 - Jun 2023
National Government Debt (USD mn) 3,497.5 2023 yearly 2002 - 2023
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 17.2 Jun 2023 quarterly Jun 2014 - Jun 2023
Forecast: Government Expenditure (BWP bn) 115.893 2029 yearly 1981 - 2029
Forecast: Government Net Debt (BWP bn) 68.318 2029 yearly 1999 - 2029
Forecast: Government Revenue (BWP bn) 117.911 2029 yearly 2000 - 2029
Government Budget: Revenue (BWP mn) 10,566.963 Jul 2023 monthly Apr 2007 - Jul 2023
Government Budget: Expenditure: Net Lending (BWP mn) -8.630 Jun 2023 monthly Apr 2007 - Jun 2023
Government Budget: Expenditure: Recurrent (BWP mn) 5,717.440 Jun 2023 monthly Apr 2007 - Jun 2023
Government Budget: Revenue: Tax (BWP mn) 6,680.970 Jun 2023 monthly Apr 2007 - Jun 2023
Government Budget: Expenditure (BWP mn) 7,433.300 Jul 2023 monthly Apr 2007 - Jul 2023
Government Budget: Surplus/Deficit (BWP mn) -502.517 Jun 2023 monthly Apr 2007 - Jun 2023
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 4.332 2028 yearly 1980 - 2028
Trade Balance (USD mn) -198.3 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2001 - Jan 2024
Total Exports (USD mn) 356.7 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Jan 2024
Total Exports Growth (%) -33.1 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2004 - Jan 2024
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 492.299 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 4,642.194 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 12,558.330 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Total Imports (USD mn) 555.0 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Jan 2024
Total Imports Growth (%) 25.1 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2004 - Jan 2024
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 106,766.483 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 30,187.371 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 3.920 Jan 2024 monthly Feb 2019 - Jan 2024
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 11.960 Sep 2023 monthly Jan 2000 - Sep 2023
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 32.451 Jan 2024 monthly Apr 2006 - Jan 2024
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 13.762 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2000 - Jan 2024
BW: Imports: cif: World (USD mn) 1,715.734 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2023
Foreign Trade: Exports: Re-Exports (BWP mn) 0.000 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2005 - Jan 2024
Foreign Trade: Exports (BWP mn) 4,849.900 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Jan 2024
Foreign Trade Balance (BWP mn) -2,695.400 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Jan 2024
Foreign Trade: Imports (BWP mn) 7,545.300 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Jan 2024
Exports: Copper and Nickel (BWP mn) 9.500 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Jan 2024
Exports: Meat and Meat Products (BWP mn) 21.400 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Jan 2024
Exports: Diamonds (BWP mn) 864.400 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Jan 2024
Exports: Machinery and Electric Equipment (BWP mn) 209.400 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Jan 2024
Exports: Vehicles and Transport Equipment (BWP mn) 70.200 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Jan 2024
Exports: Iron Steels and Related Products (BWP mn) 12.200 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Jan 2024
Exports: Asia: Israel (BWP mn) 128.500 Jan 2024 monthly Apr 2006 - Jan 2024
Exports: Africa: SACU: South Africa (BWP mn) 745.300 Jan 2024 monthly Apr 2006 - Jan 2024
Exports: EU: Belgium (BWP mn) 515.700 Jan 2024 monthly Apr 2006 - Jan 2024
Imports: Machinery and Electric Equipment (BWP mn) 770.800 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Jan 2024
Imports: Food, Beverages and Tobacco (BWP mn) 1,101.600 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Jan 2024
Imports: Fuel (BWP mn) 1,352.700 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Jan 2024
Imports: Chemicals and Rubber Products (BWP mn) 879.900 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Jan 2024
Imports: Diamonds (BWP mn) 1,799.000 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2005 - Jan 2024
Imports: Metals and Metal Products (BWP mn) 316.600 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Jan 2024
Imports: Vehicles and Transport Equipment (BWP mn) 724.500 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Jan 2024
Imports: Africa: SADC: SACU: Namibia (BWP mn) 1,217.500 Jan 2024 monthly Apr 2006 - Jan 2024
Imports: Africa: SADC: SACU: South Africa (BWP mn) 4,342.600 Jan 2024 monthly Apr 2006 - Jan 2024
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) -9.7 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2004 - Sep 2023
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -44.3 Dec 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2022
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 1.2 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2004 - Sep 2023
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 50.1 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2004 - Sep 2023
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 1.0 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2004 - Sep 2023
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 7.314 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2004 - Sep 2023
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.2 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2004 - Sep 2023
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) 72.4 2021 yearly 1975 - 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 0.000 2022 yearly 1975 - 2022
External Debt (USD mn) 1,431.8 2023 yearly 1994 - 2023
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 7.3 2023 yearly 1995 - 2023
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 156.0 2021 yearly 1973 - 2021
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 0.8 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) 0.165 2028 yearly 1980 - 2028
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) 5,345.403 2022 yearly 1996 - 2022
BW: BOP: Net Errors and Omissions (USD mn) -370.483 2022 yearly 1975 - 2022
BW: BOP: Current Account: Primary Income: Net (USD mn) -585.220 2022 yearly 1975 - 2022
BW: BOP: Current Account: Personal Remittances: Paid (USD mn) 236.647 2021 yearly 1975 - 2021
BW: BOP: Current Account: Imports: Goods (USD mn) 7,756.801 2022 yearly 1975 - 2022
BW: BOP: Current Account: Net Trade: Goods (USD mn) 555.698 2022 yearly 1975 - 2022
BW: BOP: Current Account: Exports: Service (USD mn) 587.659 2022 yearly 1975 - 2022
BW: BOP: Current Account: Exports: Goods (USD mn) 8,312.499 2022 yearly 1975 - 2022
BW: BOP: Current Account: Primary Income: Receipts (USD mn) 139.931 2022 yearly 1975 - 2022
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 3.4 Dec 2023 quarterly Dec 2002 - Dec 2023
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 19.5 Sep 2023 quarterly Dec 2002 - Sep 2023
Non-Performing Loans (USD mn) 204.363 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2001 - Dec 2023
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 2,323.480 Nov 2023 monthly Dec 2000 - Nov 2023
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 8,132.478 Nov 2023 monthly Jan 2001 - Nov 2023
M2 Growth (%) 8.6 Nov 2023 monthly Jan 2002 - Nov 2023
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 (%) 24.152 Jun 2023 quarterly Jun 1994 - Jun 2023
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 8.2 Mar 2023 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2023
Total Deposits (USD mn) 7,756.652 Dec 2023 monthly Dec 2002 - Dec 2023
Total Deposits Growth (%) 14.5 Dec 2023 monthly Dec 2003 - Dec 2023
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 6,007.9 Feb 2023 monthly Dec 2004 - Feb 2023
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 8.6 Sep 2023 quarterly Dec 2005 - Sep 2023
Household Debt (USD mn) 3,970.3 Dec 2023 monthly Dec 2002 - Dec 2023
Total Loans (USD mn) 6,093.869 Dec 2023 monthly Dec 2002 - Dec 2023
Total Loans Growth (%) 11.97 Dec 2023 monthly Dec 2003 - Dec 2023
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 27.73 Sep 2023 quarterly Dec 2002 - Sep 2023
Monetary Aggregates: M2 (BWP mn) 109,898.347 Nov 2023 monthly Jan 2001 - Nov 2023
Monetary Aggregates: M1 (BWP mn) 31,398.381 Nov 2023 monthly Dec 2004 - Nov 2023
Bank of Botswana: Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD th) 5,035,000.000 Aug 2023 monthly Jan 1992 - Aug 2023
Commercial Banks Loans and Advances: Outstanding: Households (BWP mn) 53,292.274 Dec 2023 monthly Dec 2002 - Dec 2023
Commercial Banks Loans and Advances: Arrears: Over 90 Days (BWP mn) 2,743.128 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2001 - Dec 2023

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