Source
Central bank

Bank of Botswana

International Reserves

US$ 7,726 million (Source: World Bank; Data updated: 2013)

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 15 billion (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

36 billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
4.6% 8.0% 8.7% 3.9% -7.8% 8.6% 6.1%
2012 2013 2014*        
4.2% 3.9% 4.1%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 7,183 (2014 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$17,106 International Dollars (2014 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2014*
0.01% 0.03% 0.03% 0.04% 0.04%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 1.9% 
  • industry: 35.7% 
  • services: 62.4% (2013 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

 

Inflation
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
7.0% 8.5% 7.5% 5.8% 3.8%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2009 2010 2011 2012*
N/A N/A N/A(2009) N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
19.4% 19.4% 18.1% 15.9% 14.1%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
-7.5% -0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 1.9%

*Estimate  

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: A-

Moody's rating: A2

Moody's outlook: STA

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Set 22 2014)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2010 2011 2012
US$4.076 billion US$4.107 billion US$4.588 billion

2010 Estimate      2012 Estimate

Largest companies in Botswana

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ 64 million (2014 estimate)(After 2008)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

0.423% of GDP (2014 estimate)(2009)

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

55.1% (2013)

(Data released on Oct 2014)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.03%(2012)

(Data were released in March 2014)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0% (2012)

(Data were released in 2014)

Total exports

US$ 7.569 billion (2013 estimate) 

Export commodities

diamonds, copper, nickel, soda ash, meat, textiles

Total imports

US$ 7.389 billion (2013 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
2011 2012 2013
US$ 1,093 million US$147 million US$ 188 million
FDI outflows
2011 2012 2013  
US$ -10 million US$ 9 million US$ 0 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2010 2011 2012 2013
US$ 0 million US$ -14 million US$ 10 million US$ 3 million
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2012(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2013(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project (Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 185. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.)

Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 189. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: 56 out of 189 countries(2009) (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 96 out of 189 countries(2009)

Enforcing Contracts: 86 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 41 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 73 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 52 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 145 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 47 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 69 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 107 out of 189 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 34 out of 189 countries

(2013)

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

74

(2014-2015)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 27 Score: 72 (Moderately Free) (2014)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Total area

582,000 km2 (2006)

Capital

Gaborone (2009)

Currency

pulas (BWP) (2009)

Government type

parliamentary republic (2009)

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
1980 1990 2000 2012* 2017**
0.91 million 1.28 million 1.64 million 1.88 million 1.99 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2011
3.1% 16.5% 53.2% 61.6%
Population median age

23 years (2010)

Population growth rate

1.2% (2011)

Life expectancy

53 years (2010)

Adult literacy

84% (2005/2010)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

49.40% (2011)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

60.96 (1994)

(Data were released in 2011, 0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights:3
Civil Liberties:2 (2011)

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

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

150.19% (2011)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

7% (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

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: 195th (2011)

Source
CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

2.2356 (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2009)

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