Botswana recorded a government debt equivalent to 13.40 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2018. Government Debt to GDP in Botswana averaged 15.27 percent from 1998 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 27.50 percent in 2012 and a record low of 5.98 percent in 2006.

Government Debt to GDP in Botswana is expected to be 13.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Botswana Government Debt to GDP is projected to trend around 10.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Botswana Government Debt to GDP

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
13.40 21.10 27.50 5.98 1998 - 2018 percent Yearly

Botswana Government Debt to GDP
Generally, Government debt as a percent of GDP is used by investors to measure a country ability to make future payments on its debt, thus affecting the country borrowing costs and government bond yields.

Botswana Government Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Government Debt to GDP 13.40 21.10 27.50 5.98 percent [+]
Government Budget -1.00 -0.10 11.20 -10.70 percent of GDP [+]
Government Spending 19729.30 19349.00 19729.30 3876.91 BWP Million [+]
Government Debt 24465.00 26989.60 26989.60 2426.20 BWP Million [+]
Military Expenditure 502.00 522.00 559.00 15.00 USD Million [+]
Credit Rating 72.00 [+]
Government Budget Value 2118.20 -286.80 4392.34 -5025.10 BWP Million [+]
Government Revenues 17021.70 13421.70 17021.70 8843.22 BWP Million [+]
Fiscal Expenditure 14903.40 13708.50 15659.60 7660.17 BWP Million [+]