Botswana Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import

2003 - 2023 | Monthly | NA | CEIC Data

Key information about Botswana Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import

  • Botswana Foreign Exchange Reserves equaled 8.2 Months of Import in Mar 2023, compared with the ratio of 7.9 in the previous month
  • Botswana Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import data is updated monthly, available from Jan 2003 to Mar 2023
  • The data reached an all-time high of 50.2 in Apr 2020 and a record low of 4.4 in Sep 2022

CEIC calculates Foreign Exchange Reserves as Months of Import from monthly Foreign Exchange Reserves and monthly Imports. The Bank of Botswana provides Foreign Exchange Reserves in USD. Statistics Botswana provides Imports in local currency. The Bank of Botswana average market exchange rate is used for currency conversions. Foreign Exchange Reserves includes Central Bank assets denominated in foreign currency, SDRs and IMF Reserve Position.


Further information about Botswana Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import

  • In the latest reports, Botswana Foreign Exchange Reserves was measured at 5.2 USD bn in Apr 2021
  • Its Money Supply M2 increased 6.8 % YoY in Apr 2023
  • Botswana Domestic Credit reached 6.0 USD bn in Feb 2023, representing an increased of 9.1 % 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 3.7 USD bn in May 2023, accounting for 19.5 % of the country's Nominal GDP

View Botswana's Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import from Jan 2003 to Mar 2023 in the chart:

Botswana Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import

What was Botswana's Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import in Mar 2023?

Botswana Foreign Exchange Reserves equaled 8.2 Months of Import in Mar 2023, compared with the ratio of 7.9 in the previous month See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
8.2 Mar 2023 7.9 Feb 2023 4.4 Sep 2022 50.2 Apr 2020 NA monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2023

Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (NA) 6.6 Apr 2024 monthly Dec 1993 - Apr 2024
Algeria (NA) 15.7 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Dec 2020
Argentina (NA) 3.7 May 2023 monthly Jan 1990 - May 2023
Armenia (NA) 1.3 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2000 - Apr 2024
Australia (NA) 1.5 May 2023 monthly Jul 1971 - May 2023
Austria (NA) 0.2 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1957 - Feb 2024
Azerbaijan (NA) 7.5 Apr 2024 monthly Mar 1994 - Apr 2024
Bahrain (NA) 2.4 2023 yearly 1966 - 2023
Bangladesh (NA) 3.2 Mar 2024 monthly Jul 1986 - Mar 2024
Belarus (NA) 0.9 Apr 2024 monthly Dec 2002 - Apr 2024
Belgium (NA) 0.2 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1999 - Apr 2024
Bolivia (NA) 0.2 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2000 - Apr 2024
Bosnia and Herzegovina (NA) 6.3 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2000 - Apr 2024
Botswana (NA) 8.2 Mar 2023 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2023
Brazil (NA) 14.8 May 2024 monthly Nov 2000 - May 2024
Brunei (NA) 5.0 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2010 - Feb 2024
Bulgaria (NA) 7.5 Apr 2024 monthly Sep 2003 - Apr 2024
Cambodia (NA) 6.6 Mar 2023 monthly Jun 2013 - Mar 2023
Canada (NA) 1.9 Apr 2024 monthly Jun 1999 - Apr 2024
Chile (NA) 6.4 May 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - May 2024
China (NA) 14.7 May 2024 monthly Jan 2000 - May 2024
Colombia (NA) 11.6 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1980 - Mar 2024
Croatia (NA) 8.0 Dec 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Dec 2022
Cyprus (NA) 0.2 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2002 - Apr 2024
Czech Republic (NA) 7.1 Apr 2024 monthly Mar 2000 - Apr 2024
Denmark (NA) 7.2 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2002 - Mar 2024
Ecuador (NA) 1.6 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2005 - Apr 2024
Egypt (NA) 4.4 Apr 2023 monthly Dec 2004 - Apr 2023
Estonia (NA) 1.2 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2001 - Feb 2024
European Union (NA) 1.2 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2002 - Apr 2024
Finland (NA) 1.3 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2000 - Mar 2024
France (NA) 0.4 Apr 2024 monthly Feb 2004 - Apr 2024
Georgia (NA) 2.8 May 2024 monthly Oct 1995 - May 2024
Germany (NA) 0.3 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1957 - Apr 2024
Ghana (NA) 2.5 Dec 2023 monthly Mar 2005 - Dec 2023
Greece (NA) 0.5 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2004 - Apr 2024
Hong Kong SAR, China (NA) 9.3 May 2023 monthly Apr 2000 - May 2023
Hungary (NA) 3.5 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2002 - Apr 2024
Iceland (NA) 6.6 Apr 2024 monthly Oct 2000 - Apr 2024
India (NA) 9.2 May 2023 monthly Apr 1990 - May 2023
Indonesia (NA) 7.6 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2008 - Apr 2024
Ireland (NA) 0.5 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1999 - Apr 2024
Israel (NA) 30.5 Apr 2024 monthly Dec 2001 - Apr 2024
Italy (NA) 1.0 Apr 2024 monthly Dec 1999 - Apr 2024
Ivory Coast (NA) 0.0 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1981 - Feb 2024
Japan (NA) 18.7 Apr 2024 monthly Apr 2000 - Apr 2024
Jordan (NA) 6.8 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1972 - Mar 2024
Kazakhstan (NA) 3.0 Mar 2024 monthly Dec 2002 - Mar 2024
Kenya (NA) 3.9 Dec 2023 monthly Sep 2005 - Dec 2023
South Korea (NA) 7.3 May 2024 monthly Jan 1971 - May 2024
Kosovo (NA) 2.1 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Apr 2024
Kuwait (NA) 13.6 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1973 - Dec 2023
Kyrgyzstan (NA) 1.2 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2024
Laos (NA) 2.4 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2023
Latvia (NA) 2.0 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1997 - Apr 2024
Lebanon (NA) 12.5 Dec 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Dec 2022
Lithuania (NA) 1.1 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1999 - Apr 2024
Luxembourg (NA) 0.1 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1999 - Mar 2024
Macau SAR, China (NA) 20.6 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2000 - Apr 2024
North Macedonia (NA) 3.8 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2002 - Apr 2024
Malawi (NA) 1.7 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Oct 2021
Malaysia (NA) 6.3 May 2023 monthly Dec 1990 - May 2023
Malta (NA) 1.4 Apr 2024 monthly Oct 1994 - Apr 2024
Mauritius (NA) 10.7 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2006 - Mar 2024
Mexico (NA) 3.5 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2000 - Apr 2024
Moldova (NA) 6.9 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2005 - Apr 2024
Mongolia (NA) 6.5 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1997 - Feb 2024
Montenegro (NA) 4.2 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2005 - Apr 2024
Morocco (NA) 4.9 Apr 2024 monthly Dec 2001 - Apr 2024
Mozambique (NA) 5.2 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2011 - Mar 2024
Myanmar (NA) 6.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Sep 2010 - Mar 2021
Nepal (NA) 12.7 May 2024 monthly Aug 2003 - May 2024
Netherlands (NA) 0.1 Apr 2024 monthly Sep 1999 - Apr 2024
New Zealand (NA) 4.2 Apr 2024 monthly Sep 2005 - Apr 2024
Nigeria (NA) 11.6 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 2003 - Dec 2023
Norway (NA) 8.3 May 2024 monthly Jan 1999 - May 2024
Oman (NA) 5.2 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1975 - Mar 2024
Pakistan (NA) 2.8 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1996 - Apr 2024
Palestinian Territory (NA) 1.0 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2011 - Mar 2024
Panama (NA) 5.2 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2000 - Apr 2024
Paraguay (NA) 6.3 May 2024 monthly Jan 1994 - May 2024
Peru (NA) 15.8 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1985 - Apr 2024
Philippines (NA) 8.0 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1979 - Apr 2024
Poland (NA) 5.6 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2000 - Apr 2024
Portugal (NA) 0.6 Sep 2023 monthly Dec 1999 - Sep 2023
Qatar (NA) 14.4 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2024
Romania (NA) 5.4 Apr 2024 monthly Apr 2005 - Apr 2024
Russia (NA) 19.1 Jan 2023 monthly Jan 1998 - Jan 2023
Saudi Arabia (NA) 23.9 2023 yearly 1957 - 2023
Serbia (NA) 6.6 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2004 - Apr 2024
Singapore (NA) 9.1 May 2024 monthly Apr 2000 - May 2024
Slovakia (NA) 0.9 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2004 - Apr 2024
Slovenia (NA) 0.2 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1996 - Apr 2024
South Africa (NA) 5.4 Apr 2024 monthly Oct 2004 - Apr 2024
Spain (NA) 1.5 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1987 - Apr 2024
Sri Lanka (NA) 3.8 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1982 - Apr 2024
Sudan (NA) 0.0 Dec 2017 monthly Jan 2003 - Dec 2017
Sweden (NA) 2.6 Apr 2024 monthly Mar 2000 - Apr 2024
Switzerland (NA) 25.8 Apr 2024 monthly Jun 1999 - Apr 2024
Syria (NA) 9.8 Jun 2011 quarterly Mar 1960 - 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) 67.795 2030 yearly 1999 - 2030
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: Revenue: Tax (BWP mn) 10,265.170 Jul 2023 monthly Apr 2007 - Jul 2023
Government Budget: Expenditure: Recurrent (BWP mn) 5,717.440 Jun 2023 monthly Apr 2007 - Jun 2023
Government Budget: Surplus/Deficit (BWP mn) -502.517 Jun 2023 monthly Apr 2007 - Jun 2023
Government Budget: Expenditure (BWP mn) 7,433.300 Jul 2023 monthly Apr 2007 - Jul 2023
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 4.332 2028 yearly 1980 - 2028
Trade Balance (USD mn) -180.9 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2001 - Mar 2024
Total Exports (USD mn) 330.6 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2024
Total Exports Growth (%) -46.5 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2004 - Mar 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) 511.5 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2024
Total Imports Growth (%) -3.6 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2004 - Mar 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) 5.385 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2000 - Mar 2024
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 28.286 Mar 2024 monthly Apr 2006 - Mar 2024
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 23.208 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2000 - Mar 2024
BW: Imports: cif: World (USD mn) 1,785.698 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2023
Foreign Trade: Exports: Re-Exports (BWP mn) 14.400 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2005 - Mar 2024
Foreign Trade: Exports (BWP mn) 4,518.500 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2024
Foreign Trade Balance (BWP mn) -2,472.500 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2024
Foreign Trade: Imports (BWP mn) 6,991.000 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2024
Exports: Copper and Nickel (BWP mn) 766.700 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2024
Exports: Meat and Meat Products (BWP mn) 21.400 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Jan 2024
Exports: Diamonds (BWP mn) 3,030.700 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2024
Exports: Machinery and Electric Equipment (BWP mn) 209.400 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Jan 2024
Exports: Vehicles and Transport Equipment (BWP mn) 21.100 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Feb 2024
Exports: Iron Steels and Related Products (BWP mn) 30.300 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2024
Exports: Asia: Israel (BWP mn) 84.200 Mar 2024 monthly Apr 2006 - Mar 2024
Exports: Africa: SACU: South Africa (BWP mn) 572.000 Mar 2024 monthly Apr 2006 - Mar 2024
Exports: EU: Belgium (BWP mn) 511.800 Mar 2024 monthly Apr 2006 - Mar 2024
Imports: Machinery and Electric Equipment (BWP mn) 973.900 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2024
Imports: Food, Beverages and Tobacco (BWP mn) 1,109.000 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2024
Imports: Fuel (BWP mn) 1,337.100 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2024
Imports: Chemicals and Rubber Products (BWP mn) 736.900 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2024
Imports: Diamonds (BWP mn) 1,223.600 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2005 - Mar 2024
Imports: Metals and Metal Products (BWP mn) 358.900 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2024
Imports: Vehicles and Transport Equipment (BWP mn) 479.300 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2024
Imports: Africa: SADC: SACU: Namibia (BWP mn) 258.500 Feb 2024 monthly Apr 2006 - Feb 2024
Imports: Africa: SADC: SACU: South Africa (BWP mn) 5,073.900 Feb 2024 monthly Apr 2006 - Feb 2024
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 2.4 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2023
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -44.3 Dec 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2022
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -16.3 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2023
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 166.4 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2023
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 3.7 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2023
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 13.717 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2023
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.3 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2023
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) 27.2 2022 yearly 1975 - 2022
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) 0.283 2029 yearly 1980 - 2029
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) 5,613.990 2023 yearly 1996 - 2023
BW: BOP: Net Errors and Omissions (USD mn) -370.483 2022 yearly 1975 - 2022
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: Primary Income: Receipts (USD mn) 139.931 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
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 3.5 Mar 2024 quarterly Dec 2002 - Mar 2024
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 20.2 Dec 2023 quarterly Dec 2002 - Dec 2023
Non-Performing Loans (USD mn) 208.415 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2024
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 2,163.828 Feb 2024 monthly Dec 2000 - Feb 2024
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 8,188.321 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2001 - Feb 2024
M2 Growth (%) 13.1 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2002 - Feb 2024
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) 7,703.456 Mar 2024 monthly Dec 2002 - Mar 2024
Total Deposits Growth (%) 11.0 Mar 2024 monthly Dec 2003 - Mar 2024
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 6,007.9 Feb 2023 monthly Dec 2004 - Feb 2023
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 18.9 Dec 2023 quarterly Dec 2005 - Dec 2023
Household Debt (USD mn) 3,890.9 Mar 2024 monthly Dec 2002 - Mar 2024
Total Loans (USD mn) 5,999.685 Mar 2024 monthly Dec 2002 - Mar 2024
Total Loans Growth (%) 7.91 Mar 2024 monthly Dec 2003 - Mar 2024
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 28.62 Dec 2023 quarterly Dec 2002 - Dec 2023
Monetary Aggregates: M2 (BWP mn) 112,942.352 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2001 - Feb 2024
Monetary Aggregates: M1 (BWP mn) 29,845.906 Feb 2024 monthly Dec 2004 - Feb 2024
Bank of Botswana: Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD th) 5,035,000.000 Aug 2023 monthly Jan 1992 - Aug 2023
Commercial Banks Deposits (BWP mn) 105,671.546 Mar 2024 monthly Dec 2002 - Mar 2024
Commercial Banks Loans and Advances: Outstanding (BWP mn) 82,300.202 Mar 2024 monthly Dec 2002 - Mar 2024
Commercial Banks Loans and Advances: Outstanding: Households: Property Purchase (BWP mn) 14,753.969 Mar 2024 monthly Dec 2002 - Mar 2024
Commercial Banks Loans and Advances: Outstanding: Resident Business (BWP mn) 28,482.562 Mar 2024 monthly Dec 2002 - Mar 2024
Commercial Banks Loans and Advances: Outstanding: Households (BWP mn) 53,372.596 Mar 2024 monthly Dec 2002 - Mar 2024
Commercial Banks Loans and Advances: Arrears: Over 90 Days (BWP mn) 2,858.914 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2024

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