Imports fell 25.9 percent year-on-year to BWP 5,587 million in October 2019, mainly dragged down by reduced acquisitions of diamonds (-53.5 percent); fuel (-22.2 percent) and machinery & electrical equipment (-13 percent). Imports in Botswana averaged 5064.77 BWP Million from 2005 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 9778.30 BWP Million in September of 2008 and a record low of 2458.30 BWP Million in February of 2009. source: Central Statistics Office, Botswana

Imports in Botswana is expected to be 5200.00 BWP Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in Botswana to stand at 5370.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Botswana Imports is projected to trend around 5800.00 BWP Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Botswana Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5587.00 5383.40 9778.30 2458.30 2005 - 2019 BWP Million Monthly

Botswana Imports
Botswana imports fuel, food, beverages and tobacco, machinery and electric equipment, chemical and rubber products and vehicles. Its main imports partners are South Africa (75% of total imports), China, Israel, Namibia and Zimbabwe.

Botswana Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -3425.10 -1123.20 4102.21 -6683.00 BWP Million [+]
Current Account 846.12 -814.64 15079.57 -12190.41 BWP Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 9.70 12.00 32.00 -28.30 percent [+]
Imports 5587.00 5383.40 9778.30 2458.30 BWP Million [+]
Exports 2161.90 4260.20 10747.20 996.90 Million BWP [+]
Terrorism Index 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 584.47 745.96 3368.73 -1473.05 BWP Million [+]
External Debt 15661.00 16027.59 18344.85 1771.80 BWP Million [+]


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