Botswana: Economy

Economic Trivia

Two major investment services rank Botswana as the best credit risk in Africa.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Data unavailable

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Diamonds; Copper; Nickel; Salt

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international $) $32 billion (2013)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 5.827% (2013)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international $) $15,752 (2013)
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GDP Country Rank 116/192 (2013)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 5.884% (2013)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $2,430 million (2013)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 25.3% (2014)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 4.001% (2013)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 5.679% (2013)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $1,769,306,950 (2013)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 1,030,681 (2013)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 29.9% (2006)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 15.2% (2006)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 54.9% (2006)
Unemployment Rate 18.4% (2013)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $8,856 million (2013)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $8,149 million (2013)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 102.484% (2013)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $189 million (2013)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $197,571,526 (2012)
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How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Botswana’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment

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