Economy of Botswana

Imports
Imports commoditiesfoodstuffs, machinery, electrical goods, transport equipment, textiles, fuel and petroleum products, wood and paper products, metal and metal products
Exports
Exports commoditiesdiamonds, copper, nickel, soda ash, meat, textiles
Economy sectors
Agriculture productslivestock, sorghum, maize, millet, beans, sunflowers, groundnuts
Industrial productsdiamonds, copper, nickel, salt, soda ash, potash, coal, iron ore, silver; livestock processing; textiles
Economy
Inflation7.50 % (2012)8.50 % (2011)
Unemployment17.7 % (2012)17.8 % (2011)17.9 % (2010)
Unemployment of Botswana
GDP - Official Exchange Rate15.5 Billion $ (2013)14.2 Billion $ (2012)15.3 Billion $ (2011)
GDP - Official Exchange Rate of Botswana
GDP growth rate3.90 % (2013)4.20 % (2012)5.10 % (2011)
GDP growth rate of Botswana
GDP per Capita (PPP)16,400 $ (2013)15,700 $ (2012)16,400 $ (2011)
GDP per Capita (PPP) of Botswana
GDP - Purchasing Power Parity34.0 Billion $ (2013)32.3 Billion $ (2012)30.3 Billion $ (2011)
GDP - Purchasing Power Parity of Botswana
GDP PPP per land area58,446 $ per square kilometer (2013)55,472 $ per square kilometer (2012)52,138 $ per square kilometer (2011)
GDP PPP per land area of Botswana
ElectricityBanking
Central bank discount rate9.50 % (2010)10.0 % (2009)15.0 % (2008)
Central bank discount rate of Botswana
Commercial bank prime lending rate10.0 % (2013)11.0 % (2012)11.0 % (2011)
Commercial bank prime lending rate of Botswana
GDP decomposition by sector
Agriculture % of GDP1.90 % (2013)1.90 % (2012)
Industry % of GDP35.7 % (2013)38.6 % (2012)
Services % of GDP62.4 % (2013)59.5 % (2012)
Tourism
International tourism, number of arrivals2.15 Million (2010)2.10 Million (2009)2.10 Million (2008)
International tourism, number of arrivals of Botswana
Yearly Tourist arrivals to residents ratio109 % (2010)108 % (2009)109 % (2008)
Yearly Tourist arrivals to residents ratio of Botswana
Debt, Current Account Balance and Budget Deficit
Public debt (Percentage of GDP)17.9 % of GDP (2013)17.4 % of GDP (2012)13.4 % of GDP (2011)
Public debt (Percentage of GDP) of Botswana
Current Account Balance (Percentage of GDP)-7.41 % of GDP (2012)-2.12 % of GDP (2011)-2.17 % of GDP (2010)
Current Account Balance (Percentage of GDP) of Botswana
External Debt Stocks (Percentage of GNI)17.7 % of GNI (2012)15.2 % of GNI (2011)13.1 % of GNI (2010)
External Debt Stocks (Percentage of GNI) of Botswana
Short-term debt (percentage of total external debt)15.5 % of total external debt (2012)17.2 % of total external debt (2011)19.9 % of total external debt (2010)
Short-term debt (percentage of total external debt) of Botswana
Current Account Balance (Total)1.38 Billion $ (2013)-795.20 Million $ (2012)271 Million $ (2011)
Current Account Balance (Total) of Botswana
External Debt (Total)2.42 Billion $ (2013)2.44 Billion $ (2012)1.97 Billion $ (2011)
External Debt (Total) of Botswana
External Debt (Percentage of GDP)15.6 % of GDP (2013)17.2 % of GDP (2012)12.9 % of GDP (2011)
External Debt (Percentage of GDP) of Botswana
External Debt per Capita1,195 $ (2013)1,219 $ (2012)953 $ (2011)
External Debt per Capita of Botswana