Source
Central bank

Bank of Botswana

International Reserves

USD 7.5 billion (2015)

International Monetary Fund (IMF), data retrieved January 2017

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

USD 11.0 billion (2017, estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

Intl$ 38.8 billion (2017, estimate)

Real GDP growth
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
8.4% 8.3% 6.2% -7.7% 8.6% 6.1% 4.5%
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*    
9.9% 3.2% -0.3% 3.1% 4%    

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

USD 5,068.9 (2017, estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

Intl$ 17,797.3 (2017, estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2017*
0.01% 0.03% 0.03% 0.03% 0.03%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 1.8% 
  • industry: 29.8% 
  • services: 68.4%

(2016 estimate)

Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

 

Inflation
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*
5.9% 4.4% 3.0% 3.2% 3.5%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*
17.6% 17.7% 17.2% 16.9% 15.3%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*
5.6% 3.8% -4.1% -3.3% -3.8%

*Estimate

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: A-

Moody's: A2

Standard & Poor's / Moody's (Updated January 2017)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2013 2014 2015
N/A N/A N/A
Largest companies in Botswana

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

USD 0.4 billion (2017 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

3.7% (2017 estimate)

Exports as percent of GDP(Exports of goods and services)

52.3% (2015)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.04% (2015)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.02% (2015)

Total exports

USD 6.4 billion (2016 estimate)

Export commodities

Diamonds, copper, nickel, soda ash, meat, textiles

Total imports

USD 7.2 billion (2016 estimate)

 
 
Source
Import commodities

Foodstuffs, machinery, electrical goods, transport equipment, textiles, fuel and petroleum products, wood and paper products, metal and metal products

Exports - major partners

N/A

Imports - major partners

N/A

FDI inflows
2013 2014 2015
USD 398 million USD 515 million USD 394 million
FDI outflows
2013 2014 2015
USD -85 million USD -111 million USD -84 million
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2012 2013 2014 2015
USD 10.3 million USD 3.3 million N/A USD -3.0 million
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2014 (Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

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Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2015 (Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

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Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project

Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business. A high ease of doing business ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: 71 out of 190 countries (2016)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 153 out of 190 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 132 out of 190 countries

Registering Property: 70 out of 190 countries

Getting credit: 75 out of 190 countries

Protecting investors: 81 out of 190 countries

Trading across border: 51 out of 190 countries

Paying Taxes: 55 out of 190 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 50 out of 190 countries

Getting Electricity: 125 out of 190 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 64 out of 190 countries

Global competitiveness ranking(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)

64 out of 138 countries

(2016-2017)

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 30 / Score: 71.07 (Mostly free) (2017)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed)

 
 
Source
Time zone

UTC+2

Total area

581,730 sq km

Capital

Gaborone

Currency

pulas (BWP)

Government type

parliamentary republic

Languages

Setswana 78.2%, Kalanga 7.9%, Sekgalagadi 2.8%, English 2.1% (official), other 8.6%, unspecified 0.4% (2001 census)

Religions

Christian 71.6%, Badimo 6%, other 1.4%, unspecified 0.4%, none 20.6% (2001 census)

Total population
1990 2000 2010 2014* 2019**
1.371 million 1.758 million 2.007 million 2.104 million 2.232 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2013
3.1% 16% 53% 57%
Population median age

22.9 years (2014 est.)

Population growth rate

1.26% (2014 est.)

Life expectancy

54.06 years (2014 est.)

Adult literacy

85.1% (2011 estimate)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

27.8% (2009)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

60.5 (2009)

(0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights: 3
Civil Liberties: 2 (2014)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Total telephone subscribers as % of population

Fixed  8.6%   Mobile 160.6% (2013)
(fixed-telephone subscribers and mobile-cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

15.00% (2013)

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

Gaborone 197th (2014)

CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

2.7 (2010)

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