General profile: Botswana

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2017
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
2.292 Millions
10.347 BWP/US$
17 089 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(m) 566 730 km²
3.31 %
2.40 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-19.8 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2017
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchandise exports
4 425
4 693
6 317
5 899
Merchandise imports
3 161
5 657
7 238
5 261
Merchandise trade balance
1 264
-964
-921
637
Export structure by product group in 2017
(as % of total exports)
94 %94 %6 %6 %
Top 5 partners in 2017
(exports, millions of US$)
1 2831 2569844424041 2831 256984442404
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Services exports
832
982
1 361
(e) 1 394
Services imports
594
926
915
(e) 732
Services trade balance
238
55
446
(e) 662
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Transport
10.2
3.6
3.3
-
Travel
67.5
79.4
76.1
-
Other services
22.3
16.9
20.6
-
TRADE INDICES
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ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+2.4 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2017
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
GDP, current
9 931
12 787
14 406
17 089
GDP per capita, current US$
5 351
6 346
6 521
7 457
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
4.56
8.56
-1.70
2.40
Current account balance, % of GDP
16.09
-4.17
5.64
12.57
Exchange rate (/US$)
5.117
6.794
10.129
10.347
GDP by expenditure in 2016
(as % of total GDP)
47.818.223.855.442.247.818.223.855.442.2
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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-1.9 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2017
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
FDI inflows
421.38
218.38
679.45
400.57
FDI outflows
-57.32
-0.90
-185.19
-332.53
Personal remittances, % of GDP
1.19
0.17
0.21
0.12
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
20.420.424.624.630.030.046.146.136.036.020.220.220.420.422.322.315.215.246.846.892.292.2103.9103.9117.7117.778.778.727.327.319.119.117.917.918.518.54014011291296796795155153983984874871 3711 3712182182092095215214954954864864214213913914184184084083131616120.424.630.046.136.020.220.422.315.246.892.2103.9117.778.727.319.117.918.54011296795153984871 3712182095214954864213914184083161FDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receipts
TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
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Trade balance indicators ²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Balance, % of GDP
18.38
-7.65
-1.61
(e) 12.00
Balance, % of imports
52.98
-14.99
-2.95
(e) 37.18
Normalized balance
0.209
-0.081
-0.015
(e) 0.157
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
77931071141221211039494102988688
LABOUR FORCE
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Labour force by gender in 2017
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
54%Male 54%Female
46%Female 46%
OTHER INDICATORS
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Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2017
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
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..
..
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Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2004 = 100 for China)
..
..
..
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Container port throughput (TEU)
..
..
..
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Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
0.17
0.27
0.15
..
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
4.75
3.10
2.37
..
Share of workforce involved in the ICT sector
..
..
..
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Source: UNCTADstat (http://unctadstat.unctad.org)
Notes:
1
Land area refers to the total area of a country excluding area under inland water bodies. It differs from the country area, that includes area under inland water bodies, but excludes offshore territorial waters.
2
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6, 2009).
e
Estimated.
m
Estimated. Data refers to 2013.
Symbols for missing values:
0
Zero means that the amount is nil or negligible
..
Not available or not separately reported
_
Not applicable
...
Not available, including no quotation
#
Non-relevant calculation
-
Not publishable
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Negative accumulation of flows; Value included in regional and global totals
Abbreviations & acronyms:
DWT:
Dead weight tons
FDI:
Foreign direct investment
GDP:
Gross domestic product
ICT:
Information and communication technology
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
US$:
United States dollar
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Generation date: 19 November 2018