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Botswana Trade Summary

2018

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR BOTSWANA 2018

Overall Exports and Imports for Botswana 2018

Exports and imports of Botswana in 2018 are below, along with number of countries and products

  • The total value of exports (FoB) was 6,573 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) was 6,169 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 2,481 products were exported to 97 countries and 4,034 products were imported from 141 countries.

Botswana top 5 Export and Import partners 2018

Top five countries to which Botswana exported in 2018 are below, along with the percent of total exports that went to that country:

  1. Botswana exports to Belgium worth US$ 1,366 million, with a partner share of 20.79 percent.
  2. Botswana exports to India worth US$ 1,315 million, with a partner share of 20.00 percent.
  3. Botswana exports to United Arab Emirates worth US$ 955 million, with a partner share of 14.53 percent.
  4. Botswana exports to South Africa worth US$ 607 million, with a partner share of 9.23 percent.
  5. Botswana exports to Singapore worth US$ 526 million, with a partner share of 8.01 percent.

Top five countries from which Botswana imported goods in 2018 are below, along with percent of total imports that came from the country :

  1. Botswana imports from South Africa worth US$ 3,866 million, with a partner share of 62.67 percent.
  2. Botswana imports from Canada worth US$ 533 million, with a partner share of 8.64 percent.
  3. Botswana imports from Namibia worth US$ 516 million, with a partner share of 8.36 percent.
  4. Botswana imports from India worth US$ 209 million, with a partner share of 3.38 percent.
  5. Botswana imports from Belgium worth US$ 121 million, with a partner share of 1.96 percent.

Botswana Top 5 Productsexports imports at HS 6 digit level 2018

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 US$ 5,040,396.34 million.
  2. Botswana exported Diamonds non-industrial nes excluding mounted o , worth US$ 850,385.82 million.
  3. Botswana exported Ignition wiring sets&oth wiring sets of a kind , worth US$ 108,857.44 million.
  4. Botswana exported Frozen boneless bovine meat , worth US$ 49,956.98 million.
  5. Botswana exported Disodium carbonate , worth US$ 45,579.56 million.

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 US$ 998,217.81 million.
  2. Botswana imported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 806,939.00 million.
  3. Botswana imported Diamonds unsorted whether or not worked , worth US$ 513,831.95 million.
  4. Botswana imported Diamonds non-industrial nes excluding mounted o , worth US$ 261,246.96 million.
  5. Botswana imported Automobiles with reciprocating piston engine di , worth US$ 118,767.16 million.

Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2018

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 2018 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import

Tariffs 2018

Tariffs imposed by Botswana in 2018 are below

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product was 345.85 percent.
  • The simple average tariff across all products was 3.21 percent.
  • The trade weighted average tariff was 0.33 .
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars were 5,136,587.47 and duty free tariff line items share was 82.18 percent.

Development Indicators 2018

Key Development Indicators of Botswana in 2018 are below

  • Botswana GDP in current US dollar was 18,616 million.
  • GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$) was 7,750.00 .
  • Botswana Trade balance: as % of GDP was 1.59.
  • Trade balance in current US$ was 296.00 million.
  • Trade as percentage of GDP was 77.12 .
  • Trade in services as percentage of GDP was 11.86 .

Trade Indicators 2018

Trade Indicators for Botswana in 2018 are below

  • Hirschman Herfindahl market concentration index was 0.15.
  • Index of export market penetration was 1.63.
  • World Growth in percentage was 3.50 and Botswana Country Growth was -7.26 .