Botswana Economic Statistics and Indicators

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Economic Indicators For: Botswana › Change country
National or Regional Currency: Pula, BWP
Year of data: 2015 › Change year
Number of Indicators Listed: 37
Full Dataset: From Year 1980 to 2019
Date of Last Update: 17th March 2015
Population: 2155784 ; note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2014 est.)
Area: total: 581,730 sq km ; land: 566,730 sq km ; water: 15,000 sq km
Natural Resources: diamonds, copper, nickel, salt, soda ash, potash, coal, iron ore, silver
Capital: name: Gaborone ; geographic coordinates: 24 38 S, 25 54 E ; time difference: UTC+2 (7 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)

Botswana has maintained one of the world's highest economic growth rates since independence in 1966. However, economic growth was negative in 2009, with the industrial sector shrinking by 30%, after the global crisis reduced demand for Botswana's diamonds. Although the economy recovered in 2010, GDP growth has again slowed. Through fiscal discipline and sound management, Botswana transformed itself from one of the poorest countries in the world to a middle-income country with a per capita GDP of $16,400 in 2013. Two major investment services rank Botswana as the best credit risk in Africa. Diamond mining has fueled much of the expansion and currently accounts for more than one-third of GDP, 70-80% of export earnings, and about one-third of the government's revenues. Botswana's heavy reliance on a single luxury export was a critical factor in the sharp economic contraction of 2009. Tourism, financial services, subsistence farming, and cattle raising are other key sectors. According to official government statistics, unemployment reached 17.8% in 2009, but unofficial estimates run much higher. The prevalence of HIV/AIDS is second highest in the world and threatens Botswana's impressive economic gains. An expected leveling off in diamond production within the next two decades overshadows long-term prospects. A major international diamond company signed a 10-year deal with Botswana in 2012 to move its rough stone sorting and trading division from London to Gaborone by the end of 2013. The move may support Botswana's downstream diamond industry.
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Economic Indicator Listing
  For Botswana in year 2015 Indicator Value
GDP Growth (Constant Prices, National Currency) -0.339 %
GDP (Current Prices, National Currency)BWP 137.293 Billion.
GDP (Current Prices, US Dollars)US$ 12.86 Billion
GDP Deflator 160.897 (Index, Base Year as per country's accounts = 100)
GDP Per Capita (Constant Prices, National Currency)BWP 40,084.06 .
GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, National Currency)BWP 64,494.07 .
GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, US Dollars)US$ 6,040.96
GDP (PPP), US DollarsUS$ 34.844 Billion
GDP Per Capita (PPP), US DollarsUS$ 16,368.19
GDP Share of World Total (PPP) 0.031 %
Implied PPP Conversion Rate 3.94
Investment (% of GDP) 27.801 %
Gross National Savings (% of GDP) 37.145 %
Inflation, Average Consumer Prices (Indexed to Year 2000) 301.818 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100)
Inflation (Average Consumer Price Change %) 3.041 %
Inflation, End of Year (Indexed to Year 2000) 295.879 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100)
Inflation (End of Year Change %) 3.1 %
Import Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) -19.006 %
Import Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) -18.677 %
Export Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) -24.493 %
Export Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) -27.351 %
Population 2.129 Million
General government revenue (National Currency)BWP 53.774 Billions.
General government revenue (% of GDP) 38.193 %
General government total expenditure (National Currency)BWP 55.961 Billions.
General government total expenditure (% of GDP) 39.746 %
Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (National Currency)BWP -2.187 Billions.
Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (% of GDP) -1.553 %
General Government Structural Balance (National Currency)BWP -5.972 Billion.
Fiscal Year Gross Domestic Product, Current PricesBWP 140.796 Billions.
Current Account Balance (US Dollars)US$ 1.202 Billion
Current Account Balance (% GDP) 9.344 %
Economic Indicators for Botswana 2015

GDP (Constant Prices, National Currency) for Botswana in year 2015 is BWP 85.33 Billion.

GDP Growth (Constant Prices, National Currency) for Botswana in year 2015 is -0.339 %.

GDP (Current Prices, National Currency) for Botswana in year 2015 is BWP 137.293 Billion.

GDP (Current Prices, US Dollars) for Botswana in year 2015 is US$ 12.86 Billion.

GDP Deflator for Botswana in year 2015 is 160.897 (Index, Base Year as per country's accounts = 100).

GDP Per Capita (Constant Prices, National Currency) for Botswana in year 2015 is BWP 40,084.06 .

GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, National Currency) for Botswana in year 2015 is BWP 64,494.07 .

GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, US Dollars) for Botswana in year 2015 is US$ 6,040.96 .

GDP (PPP), US Dollars for Botswana in year 2015 is US$ 34.844 Billion.

GDP Per Capita (PPP), US Dollars for Botswana in year 2015 is US$ 16,368.19 .

GDP Share of World Total (PPP) for Botswana in year 2015 is 0.031 %.

Implied PPP Conversion Rate for Botswana in year 2015 is 3.94 .

Investment (% of GDP) for Botswana in year 2015 is 27.801 %.

Gross National Savings (% of GDP) for Botswana in year 2015 is 37.145 %.

Inflation, Average Consumer Prices (Indexed to Year 2000) for Botswana in year 2015 is 301.818 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100).

Inflation (Average Consumer Price Change %) for Botswana in year 2015 is 3.041 %.

Inflation, End of Year (Indexed to Year 2000) for Botswana in year 2015 is 295.879 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100).

Inflation (End of Year Change %) for Botswana in year 2015 is 3.1 %.

Import Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) for Botswana in year 2015 is -19.006 %.

Import Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) for Botswana in year 2015 is -18.677 %.

Export Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) for Botswana in year 2015 is -24.493 %.

Export Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) for Botswana in year 2015 is -27.351 %.

Population for Botswana in year 2015 is 2.129 Million .

General government revenue (National Currency) for Botswana in year 2015 is BWP 53.774 Billions.

General government revenue (% of GDP) for Botswana in year 2015 is 38.193 %.

General government total expenditure (National Currency) for Botswana in year 2015 is BWP 55.961 Billions.

General government total expenditure (% of GDP) for Botswana in year 2015 is 39.746 %.

Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (National Currency) for Botswana in year 2015 is BWP -2.187 Billions.

Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (% of GDP) for Botswana in year 2015 is -1.553 %.

General Government Structural Balance (National Currency) for Botswana in year 2015 is BWP -5.972 Billion.

Fiscal Year Gross Domestic Product, Current Prices for Botswana in year 2015 is BWP 140.796 Billions.

Current Account Balance (US Dollars) for Botswana in year 2015 is US$ 1.202 Billion.

Current Account Balance (% GDP) for Botswana in year 2015 is 9.344 %.

* Source: IMF
Aggregate Indicators for Botswana
Indicators
  Geography (Location, geographic coordinates, map references, area, terrain, elevation extremes, borders, coastline and maritime claims) for Botswana
  Climate and Environment (climate, environmental issues, environmental agreements, natural hazards) for Botswana
  Natural Resources, Agricultural Products, Land Use and Water Use for Botswana
  Nationality, Ethnic Groups, Languages and Religions for Botswana
  Telephone Statistics: Number of Fixed Lines, Mobile Phone Penetration Rate for Botswana
  Age Structure, Median Age, Gender and Urbanization for Botswana
  Population Growth Rate, Birth Rate, Death Rate, Net Migration Rate for Botswana
  Life Expectancy Rate, Infant Mortality Rate and Total Fertility Rate for Botswana
  HIV, AIDS and Other Major Infectious Disease Rates for Botswana
  Literacy Rate, Educational Expenditure and School Life Expectancy for Botswana
  Gross Domestic Product (PPP, Official Exchange Rate, Real Growth Rate and Per Capita) for Botswana
  Industries and Industrial Growth Production Rate for Botswana
  Labor Force by Occupation for Botswana
  Poverty Line, Gini Index, Household Income and Consumption for Botswana
  National Budget and Public Debt for Botswana
  Bank Rates (Commercial Bank Prime Lending Rate, Central Bank Discount Rate) for Botswana
  Stock of Money, Stock of Quasi Money, Stock of Domestic Credit for Botswana
  Stock Market Capitalization: Market Value of Publicly Traded Shares for Botswana
  Trade Statistics, Export Statistics, Export Partners and Products, Import Statistics, Import Partners and Products for Botswana
  Foreign Exchange Reserves and Gold Reserves for Botswana
  FDI Statistics (Foreign Direct Investment at Home/ Inbound FDI, Foreign Direct Investment Abroad/ Outbound FDI) for Botswana
  Exchange Rate Statistics for Botswana
  Electricity Production, Electricity Consumption, Electricity Exports and Electricity Imports for Botswana
  Oil Production, Proven Oil Reserves, Oil Consumption, Oil Exports and Oil Imports for Botswana
  Natural Gas Production, Proven Natural Gas Reserves, Natural Gas Consumption, Natural Gas Exports and Natural Gas Imports for Botswana
  Television and Radio Statistics (TV Stats, Radio Stats) for Botswana
  Internet Statistics (Internet Users, Internet Hosts, Country TLD) for Botswana
  Airport Statistics (Paved Runway Airports, Unpaved Runway Airports, Heliports) for Botswana
  Transport Statistics (Railways, Roadways, Waterways, Ports and Terminals, Airports, Merchant Marine) for Botswana
  Military Statistics (Military Expenditure, Military Branches, Service Age and Obligation, Manpower Available and Fit for Military Service) for Botswana
  Disputes, Refugees, Human Trafficking and Illicit Drug Production for Botswana
* Source: CIA
Internet Indicators for Botswana
Indicators
  Number of Internet Users for Botswana
  Internet Penetration Rate for Botswana
  Number of Facebook Accounts for Botswana
  Facebook Penetration Rate for Botswana
* Source: IWS
Economic Freedom Indicators for Botswana
Indicators
  Economic Freedom World Rank for Botswana
  Government Spending for Botswana
  Monetary Freedom for Botswana
  Investment Freedom for Botswana
  Financial Freedom for Botswana
  Property Rights for Botswana
  Economic Freedom Regional Ranking for Botswana
  Freedom from Corruption for Botswana
  Labor Freedom for Botswana
  Tariff Rate for Botswana
  Income Tax Rate for Botswana
  Corporate Tax Rate for Botswana
  Tax Burden % of GDP for Botswana
  Government Expenditure % of GDP for Botswana
  Business Freedom for Botswana
  Trade Freedom for Botswana
  Fiscal Freedom for Botswana
  2016 Score for Botswana
* Source: HFO
Botswana Economic Indicators in other Years
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Data Sources: IMF, World Bank, UN, OECD, CIA World Factbook, Internet World Statistics, The Heritage Foundation and Transparency International