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Botswana Trade Balance

2001 - 2017 | Monthly | USD mn | CEIC

Botswana's Trade Balance recorded a deficit of 98.1 USD mn in Jul 2017, compared with a surplus of 112.3 USD mn in the previous month. Botswana's Trade Balance data is updated monthly, available from Jan 2001 to Jul 2017, with an averaged value of -5.3 USD mn. The data reached an all-time high of 370.5 USD mn in May 2016 and a record low of -865.0 USD mn in Jul 2012. CEIC converts monthly Trade Balance into USD. The Central Statistical Office of the Republic of Botswana provides Trade Balance in local currency. The Bank of Botswana average market exchange rate is used for currency conversions. Trade Balance prior to January 2005 is sourced from the International Monetary Fund.

In the latest reports, Botswana's Total Exports reached 467.5 USD mn in Jul 2017, a decrease of 6.4 % year on year. Total Imports recorded 565.6 USD mn in Jul 2017, an increase of 8.8 % year on year.

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What was Botswana's Trade Balance in Jul 2017?

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range

-98.1

Jul 2017

112.3

Jun 2017

-865.0

Jul 2012

370.5

May 2016

USD mn

monthly

Jan 2001 - Jul 2017

Updated on Nov 2017

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Trade Balance: USD mn: Monthly: Botswana

Series Details
Series ID

380490917

Name

Trade Balance: USD mn: Monthly: Botswana

Country

Botswana

Frequency

Monthly

Unit

USD mn

Status

Active

Source

CEIC Generate

First Date

Jan 2001

Last Date

Jul 2017

Last Updated

10 Nov 2017

Statistics
Mean

-0.45

Variance

27,239.68

Standard deviation

165.04

Skewness

-1.02

Kurtosis

3.94

Coefficient variation

-363.07

Median

-5.29

Max
May 2016

NaN

Min
Jul 2012

NaN

Previous observation
Jun 2017

112.28

Last observation
Jul 2017

-98.14

Number of Observations

199

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Country Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
Botswana

-98.1

Jul 2017

112.3

Jun 2017

-865.0

Jul 2012

370.5

May 2016

USD mn

monthly

Jan 2001 - Jul 2017

Updated on Nov 2017

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Indicator Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
Government Debt: % of GDP

15.8

2017

16.7

2016

6.2

2007

20.7

2012

%

yearly

2003 - 2017

Updated on 2017
Foreign Direct Investment

21.7

Jun 2017

14.9

Mar 2017

-14.9

Mar 2016

516.6

Jun 2011

USD mn

quarterly

Mar 2004 - Jun 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Total Imports Growth

8.8

Jul 2017

-23.7

Jun 2017

-34.0

Mar 2017

82.2

Jul 2012

%

monthly

Jan 2004 - Jul 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Money Supply M2

7,219.93

Sep 2017

7,177.13

Aug 2017

1,369.19

Jan 2002

7,219.93

Sep 2017

USD mn

monthly

Jan 2001 - Sep 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Forecast: Government Revenue

76.42

2022

71.87

2021

12.72

2001

76.42

2022

BWP bn

yearly

2000 - 2022

Updated on 2017
Teledensity: Fixed Line

6.85

2016

7.80

2015

0.08

1960

8.62

2013

Number

yearly

1960 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Real GDP Growth

1.0

Jun 2017

0.8

Mar 2017

-10.4

Sep 2009

19.8

Dec 2002

%

quarterly

Mar 1995 - Jun 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Market Capitalization: % of GDP

27.3

2016

34.3

2015

25.4

2003

48.7

2007

%

yearly

2003 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Total Imports

565.6

Jul 2017

439.8

Jun 2017

154.8

Jan 2003

1,062.5

Jul 2012

USD mn

monthly

Jan 2003 - Jul 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
CPI: Food and Non Alcoholic Beverage Change

2.39

Oct 2017

2.80

Sep 2017

0.73

Dec 2015

25.11

Oct 2008

%

monthly

Jan 2005 - Oct 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Forecast: Nominal GDP Per Capita

8,815.35

2022

8,582.90

2021

968.95

1985

8,815.35

2022

USD

yearly

1980 - 2022

Updated on 2017
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product

156.81

2016

266.95

2014

0.03

2007

667.71

2013

USD th

yearly

2006 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Public Consumption: % of GDP

19.5

Jun 2017

18.0

Mar 2017

16.1

Sep 2006

33.5

Jun 1998

%

quarterly

Mar 1994 - Jun 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Equity Market Index

8,880.4

Nov 2017

8,917.3

Oct 2017

2,222.7

Jun 2003

10,936.4

Jul 2015

19Jun1989=100

monthly

Jan 2003 - Nov 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Domestic Credit

2,939.1

Sep 2017

2,827.3

Aug 2017

-2,652.4

Apr 2008

2,939.1

Sep 2017

USD mn

monthly

Dec 2004 - Sep 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Non Performing Loans Ratio

5.8

Sep 2017

5.4

Jun 2017

0.5

Jun 2003

5.8

Sep 2017

%

quarterly

Dec 2002 - Sep 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Visitor Arrivals

1,528,000

2015

1,966,000

2014

512,000

1996

2,101,000

2008

Person

yearly

1995 - 2015

Updated on 2017
Forecast: Government Expenditure

71.97

2022

68.39

2021

0.29

1980

71.97

2022

BWP bn

yearly

1980 - 2022

Updated on 2017
Motor Vehicle Sales: Commercial Cars

4,600.00

Dec 2016

1,900.00

Jun 2016

1,500.00

Jun 2012

5,100.00

Dec 2009

Unit

semiannually

Dec 2005 - Dec 2016

Updated on Mar 2017
Gold Production

756.00

2015

958.00

2014

1.00

1998

3,300.00

2008

kg

yearly

1990 - 2015

Updated on 2017
Population

2.3

2016

2.2

2015

0.4

1950

2.3

2016

Person mn

yearly

1950 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Capital Adequacy Ratio

12.5

2015

18.9

2014

12.5

2015

22.8

2010

%

yearly

2007 - 2015

Updated on 2017
Household Debt: % of GDP

18.2

2016

19.6

2015

10.3

2003

19.6

2015

%

yearly

2002 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Short Term Interest Rate

1.38

Oct 2017

1.40

Sep 2017

0.00

Nov 2011

14.01

Feb 2003

% pa

monthly

Jan 2003 - Oct 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Forecast: Government Net Debt

22.34

2022

24.16

2021

2.42

1998

29.23

2018

BWP bn

yearly

1998 - 2022

Updated on 2017
Motor Vehicle Sales: Passenger Cars

3,500.00

Dec 2016

18,300.00

Jun 2016

1,300.00

Dec 2006

18,300.00

Jun 2016

Unit

semiannually

Dec 2005 - Dec 2016

Updated on Mar 2017
GDP Deflator Growth

0.4

Jun 2017

9.6

Mar 2017

-14.3

Dec 2000

44.7

Mar 2001

%

quarterly

Mar 1995 - Jun 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Unemployment Rate

18.57

2017

18.37

2016

12.92

2008

23.80

2003

%

yearly

1996 - 2017

Updated on 2017
Direct Investment Abroad

158.7

Jun 2017

155.6

Mar 2017

-54.7

Jun 2006

158.7

Jun 2017

USD mn

quarterly

Mar 2004 - Jun 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Long Term Interest Rate

5.40

Oct 2017

5.49

Sep 2017

3.56

May 2015

11.97

Apr 2006

% pa

monthly

Oct 2004 - Oct 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Total Exports

467.5

Jul 2017

552.0

Jun 2017

51.4

Nov 2003

943.9

Sep 2012

USD mn

monthly

Jan 2003 - Jul 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Bank Lending Rate

7.00

Sep 2017

7.00

Aug 2017

7.00

Sep 2017

17.00

Nov 2008

% pa

monthly

Jan 2003 - Sep 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
External Debt: % of GDP

10.1

2017

11.5

2016

3.1

2009

13.9

2013

%

yearly

1995 - 2017

Updated on 2017
Tax Revenue

4,760.08

2016

4,257.92

2015

50.84

1973

5,633.05

2014

USD mn

yearly

1973 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Forecast: GDP PPP Per Capita

23,493.98

2022

22,387.96

2021

1,825.05

1980

23,493.98

2022

PPP Intl $

yearly

1980 - 2022

Updated on 2017
Exchange Rate against USD

10.509

Nov 2017

10.372

Oct 2017

0.667

Jul 1974

11.552

Jan 2016

BWP/USD

monthly

Jan 1957 - Nov 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Foreign Exchange Reserves

7,454.0

Sep 2017

7,578.0

Aug 2017

3,628.0

Mar 1992

10,345.9

Apr 2008

USD mn

monthly

Jan 1992 - Sep 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Visitor Arrivals Growth

-22.3

2015

27.3

2014

-22.3

2015

31.0

2000

%

yearly

1996 - 2015

Updated on 2017
Non-Performing Loans

301.86

Sep 2017

274.22

Jun 2017

1.16

Mar 2001

301.86

Sep 2017

USD mn

quarterly

Mar 2001 - Sep 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Forecast: Real GDP Growth

4.18

2022

4.26

2021

-7.65

2009

23.42

1988

%

yearly

1980 - 2022

Updated on 2017
Silver Production

30.00

2014

22.60

2013

0.00

2011

30.00

2014

Metric Ton

yearly

2010 - 2014

Updated on 2016
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP

0.2

2017

-4.7

2016

-12.4

2010

12.6

2007

%

yearly

1995 - 2017

Updated on 2017
Consumer Price Index CPI Growth

3.0

Oct 2017

3.2

Sep 2017

2.6

Aug 2016

18.8

May 1981

%

monthly

Jun 1975 - Oct 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
External Debt

1,647.1

2017

1,619.3

2016

313.8

2009

2,042.3

2012

USD mn

yearly

1994 - 2017

Updated on 2017
Real Effective Exchange Rate

100.2

Sep 2017

100.4

Aug 2017

91.7

Dec 2007

102.2

Jan 2015

Sep2016=100

monthly

Dec 2006 - Sep 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Gross National Product

14,954.63

2016

14,128.07

2015

34.21

1960

15,913.67

2014

USD mn

yearly

1960 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Gross Savings Rate

29.7

Jun 2017

32.0

Mar 2017

19.9

Dec 2015

49.0

Dec 1999

%

quarterly

Mar 1994 - Jun 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Labour Force Participation Rate

77.5

2017

77.5

2016

73.5

1990

77.5

2017

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2017
Current Account Balance: % of GDP

16.5

Jun 2017

22.5

Mar 2017

-16.6

Dec 2008

29.3

Dec 2006

%

quarterly

Mar 2004 - Jun 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
M2 Growth

1.6

Mar/2017

5.2

Feb/2017

-6.7

Nov/2009

71.5

Feb/2007

%

monthly

Jan/2002 - Mar/2017

Updated on May/2017
Reserve Requirement Ratio

5.0

Nov 2017

5.0

Oct 2017

5.0

Nov 2017

10.0

Mar 2015

%

monthly

Feb 2006 - Nov 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Private Consumption Expenditure

2,108.78

Jun 2017

2,087.75

Mar 2017

371.37

Mar 1997

2,108.78

Jun 2017

USD mn

quarterly

Mar 1994 - Jun 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Investment: % of GDP

26.3

Jun 2017

20.0

Mar 2017

-44.0

Sep 2006

90.3

Jun 2006

%

quarterly

Mar 1994 - Jun 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP

0.5

Jun 2017

0.4

Mar 2017

-0.4

Mar 2016

13.0

Jun 2011

%

quarterly

Mar 2004 - Jun 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Policy Rate

5.50

Nov 2017

5.50

Oct 2017

5.50

Nov 2017

15.50

Nov 2008

% pa

monthly

Aug 1976 - Nov 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Gross Fixed Capital Formation

1,210.13

Jun 2017

1,182.62

Mar 2017

267.42

Mar 1997

1,331.58

Mar 2012

USD mn

quarterly

Mar 1994 - Jun 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Forecast: Current Account Balance

0.79

2022

0.70

2021

-0.65

2009

2.50

2014

USD bn

yearly

1980 - 2022

Updated on 2017
Aluminum: Exports

37.29

2016

26.36

2015

12.98

1998

334.22

2008

USD th

yearly

1995 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Household Expenditure per Capita

1,112.82

2003

690.95

1994

690.95

1994

1,112.82

2003

USD

yearly

1994 - 2003

Updated on 2017
External Debt: Short Term

368.9

2016

380.5

2015

0.0

2006

472.8

2014

USD mn

yearly

1970 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Tourism Revenue

950

2015

978

2014

59

2008

978

2014

USD mn

yearly

1995 - 2015

Updated on 2017
Employed Persons

621,997.60

2009

315,791.00

2008

116,800.00

1985

621,997.60

2009

Person

yearly

1985 - 2009

Updated on 2017
Motor Vehicles Sales Growth

8.0

2016

1.4

2015

-14.3

2010

44.4

2007

%

yearly

2006 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Forecast: Consumer Price Index Growth

3.95

2022

3.90

2021

2.81

2016

16.50

1992

%

yearly

1980 - 2022

Updated on 2017
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth

2.40

2022

2.77

2021

-32.22

2009

34.42

1981

%

yearly

1980 - 2022

Updated on 2017
Imports: Telecommunication Equipment

88,207.25

2016

112,864.19

2015

36,885.74

2002

112,864.19

2015

USD th

yearly

1995 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Imports: Television

12,582.97

2016

13,582.29

2015

3,907.39

2001

16,870.56

2010

USD th

yearly

1995 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Number of Subscriber Mobile

3,288,986.00

2016

3,475,327.00

2015

0.00

1997

3,475,327.00

2015

Person

yearly

1960 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Imports: Medicament

99,079.68

2016

95,503.13

2015

20,330.01

1996

113,975.08

2011

USD th

yearly

1995 - 2016

Updated on 2017
GDP per Capita

7,013.67

2016

6,591.15

2015

76.67

1965

7,583.23

2011

USD

yearly

1964 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Private Consumption: % of GDP

50.8

Jun 2017

50.0

Mar 2017

28.3

Dec 1999

58.1

Dec 2015

%

quarterly

Mar 1994 - Jun 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Total Deposits

6,292.40

Sep 2017

6,352.55

Aug 2017

1,597.38

Dec 2002

6,487.02

Jun 2011

USD mn

monthly

Dec 2002 - Sep 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Imports: ICT Goods

180,908.36

2015

201,463.36

2014

88,754.43

2001

231,868.02

2003

USD th

yearly

2000 - 2015

Updated on 2017
Exports: Telecommunication Equipment

2,173.33

2016

2,443.92

2015

1,126.48

2001

38,640.80

2009

USD th

yearly

1995 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Exports: Television

1,644.06

2016

1,217.88

2015

94.12

2002

6,056.59

2010

USD th

yearly

1995 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Number of Subscriber Fixed Line

142,122.00

2016

160,490.00

2015

400.00

1960

174,165.00

2013

Unit

yearly

1960 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Teledensity: Mobile

158.53

2016

169.00

2015

0.00

1997

169.00

2015

Number

yearly

1960 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product

10,787.51

2016

13,453.11

2015

2,935.94

1996

13,453.11

2015

USD th

yearly

1995 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Minerals Production

2,509,470.00

2015

2,289,748.00

2014

1,232,052.00

2011

2,509,470.00

2015

Metric Ton

yearly

2009 - 2015

Updated on 2017
National Government Debt

2,575.7

2017

2,361.0

2016

452.2

2003

3,163.2

2012

USD mn

yearly

2002 - 2017

Updated on 2017
Monthly Earnings

574

Mar 2017

554

Dec 2016

453

Mar 2009

726

Jun 2011

USD

quarterly

Sep 2007 - Mar 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Nominal GDP

4,148.0

Jun 2017

4,172.4

Mar 2017

1,027.4

Mar 1994

4,302.2

Jun 2014

USD mn

quarterly

Sep 1993 - Jun 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Household Income per Capita

1,564.72

2003

1,035.90

1994

1,035.90

1994

1,564.72

2003

USD

yearly

1994 - 2003

Updated on 2017
Current Account Balance

686.1

Jun 2017

937.3

Mar 2017

-419.7

Dec 2008

937.3

Mar 2017

USD mn

quarterly

Mar 2004 - Jun 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Electricity Production

274

Jun 2017

206

May 2017

11

Aug 2012

321

Jun 2014

GWh

monthly

Jan 2005 - Jun 2017

Updated on Oct 2017
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP

2.4

2016

2.6

2015

0.0

2006

2.9

2014

%

yearly

1994 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Liquid Assets Ratio

13.2

Sep 2017

14.0

Aug 2017

10.7

Jan 2015

50.5

Jul 2006

%

monthly

Jan 2003 - Sep 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Household Debt

3,179.4

Sep 2017

3,137.2

Aug 2017

633.2

Dec 2002

3,179.4

Sep 2017

USD mn

monthly

Dec 2002 - Sep 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Motor Vehicles Sales

8,100

2016

7,500

2015

3,600

2006

8,100

2016

Unit

yearly

2005 - 2016

Updated on 2017
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import

13.8

Jul 2017

16.6

Jun 2017

7.6

Jul 2012

35.5

Jan 2003

NA

monthly

Jan 2003 - Jul 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Foreign Portfolio Investment

0.00

Jun 2017

0.00

Mar 2017

-29.50

Jun 2008

29.31

Sep 2016

USD mn

quarterly

Mar 2004 - Jun 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Total Exports Growth

-6.4

Jul 2017

-33.7

Jun 2017

-74.1

Oct 2005

510.2

Oct 2006

%

monthly

Jan 2004 - Jul 2017

Updated on Nov 2017
Tourism Revenue Growth

-2.9

2015

10.1

2014

-89.3

2008

1,030.5

2009

%

yearly

1996 - 2015

Updated on 2017
Nominal GDP Growth

1.33

Jun 2017

10.50

Mar 2017

-10.20

Dec 2000

50.71

Mar 2001

%

quarterly

Sep 1994 - Jun 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Public Consumption Expenditure

807.40

Jun 2017

751.28

Mar 2017

256.41

Mar 2002

836.67

Jun 2014

USD mn

quarterly

Mar 1994 - Jun 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Money Supply M1

1,705.64

Sep 2017

1,689.48

Aug 2017

279.72

Dec 2000

1,836.02

Aug 2014

USD mn

monthly

Dec 2000 - Sep 2017

Updated on Dec 2017
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP

44.02

Jun 2017

43.25

Mar 2017

43.25

Mar 2017

126.76

Dec 1998

%

quarterly

Jun 1994 - Jun 2017

Updated on Sep 2017
Forecast: Population

2.31

2022

2.29

2021

0.98

1980

2.31

2022

Person mn

yearly

1980 - 2022

Updated on 2017
Motor Vehicle Registered

391.69

2015

363.78

2014

164.16

2005

391.69

2015

Unit th

yearly

2005 - 2015

Updated on 2017
Exports: ICT Goods

9,413.65

2015

9,006.16

2014

4,243.37

2003

18,838.12

2000

USD th

yearly

2000 - 2015

Updated on 2017