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Botswana Trade Summary

2012

Botswana exports, imports, tariff by year.

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR BOTSWANA 2012

Overall Exports and Imports for Botswana 2012

Exports and imports of Botswana in 2012 are below, along with number of countries and products

  • The total value of exports (FoB) was 6,714 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) was 10,294 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 2,671 products were exported to 110 countries and 4,306 products were imported from 120 countries.

Botswana top 5 Export and Import partners 2012

Top five countries to which Botswana exported in 2012 are below, along with the percent of total exports that went to that country:

  1. Botswana exports to United Kingdom worth US$ 4,023 million, with a partner share of 59.91 percent.
  2. Botswana exports to South Africa worth US$ 879 million, with a partner share of 13.09 percent.
  3. Botswana exports to Norway worth US$ 378 million, with a partner share of 5.63 percent.
  4. Botswana exports to Israel worth US$ 358 million, with a partner share of 5.33 percent.
  5. Botswana exports to Belgium worth US$ 288 million, with a partner share of 4.29 percent.

Top five countries from which Botswana imported goods in 2012 are below, along with percent of total imports that came from the country :

  1. Botswana imports from South Africa worth US$ 6,871 million, with a partner share of 66.75 percent.
  2. Botswana imports from United Kingdom worth US$ 1,508 million, with a partner share of 14.65 percent.
  3. Botswana imports from Namibia worth US$ 533 million, with a partner share of 5.18 percent.
  4. Botswana imports from China worth US$ 257 million, with a partner share of 2.50 percent.
  5. Botswana imports from United States worth US$ 177 million, with a partner share of 1.72 percent.

Botswana Top 5 Productsexports imports at HS 6 digit level 2012

The top five exported HS 6 digit level products to world by Botswana along with trade value are:

  1. Botswana exported Diamonds non-industrial unworked or simply sawn , worth 4,444,232.32 (US$ Thousands).
  2. Botswana exported Diamonds non-industrial nes excluding mounted o , worth 784,756.76 (US$ Thousands).
  3. Botswana exported Nickel mattes , worth 416,951.87 (US$ Thousands).
  4. Botswana exported Copper ores and concentrates , worth 106,988.92 (US$ Thousands).
  5. Botswana exported Gold in unwrought forms non-monetary , worth 92,067.78 (US$ Thousands).

The top five imported HS 6 digit level products from world by Botswana along with trade value are

  1. Botswana imported Diamonds non-industrial unworked or simply sawn , worth 2,355,076.02 (US$ Thousands).
  2. Botswana imported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth 2,315,670.44 (US$ Thousands).
  3. Botswana imported Electrical energy , worth 264,409.66 (US$ Thousands).
  4. Botswana imported Automobiles with reciprocating piston engine di , worth 177,951.35 (US$ Thousands).
  5. Botswana imported Dump trucks designed for off-highway use , worth 120,838.25 (US$ Thousands).

Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2012

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 2012 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import

Tariffs 2012

Tariffs imposed by Botswana in 2012 are below

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product was 576.06 percent.
  • The simple average tariff across all products was 7.01 percent.
  • The trade weighted average tariff was 3.91 .
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars were 900,851.92 and duty free tariff line items share was 63.09 percent.

Development Indicators 2012

Key Development Indicators of Botswana in 2012 are below

  • Botswana GDP in current US dollar was 13,907 million.
  • GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$) was 6,700.00 .
  • Botswana Trade balance: as % of GDP was -15.65.
  • Trade balance in current US$ was -2,176.00 million.
  • Trade as percentage of GDP was 111.88 .
  • Trade in services as percentage of GDP was 12.41 .

Trade Indicators 2012

Trade Indicators for Botswana in 2012 are below

  • Hirschman Herfindahl market concentration index was 0.44.
  • Index of export market penetration was 1.80.
  • World Growth in percentage was -0.02 and Botswana Country Growth was -0.73 .