Botswana Trade

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 6,573
No. Of products 2,481
No. Of partners 97
Imports (in US$ Mil) 6,169
No. Of products 4,034
No. Of partners 141

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.15
Index of export market penetration1.63
World Growth3.50
Country Growth-7.26

Service Indicators 2018

Service imports (BoP, current US$)1,245,249,740.80
Service exports (BoP, current US$)962,094,385.10
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)37.77
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)39.36

Botswana top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
Belgium1,366 20.79
India1,315 20.00
United Arab Emirates955 14.53
South Africa607 9.23
Singapore526 8.01
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
South Africa3,866 62.67
Canada533 8.64
Namibia516 8.36
India209 3.38
Belgium121 1.96

Botswana Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials5,192 78.99 1,733 28.09 0.00
Intermediate goods980 14.91 851 13.80 0.11
Consumer goods284 4.32 2,463 39.93 0.71
Capital goods112 1.71 1,113 18.05 0.33

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Diamonds non-industr ...5,040,396.34
Diamonds non-industr ...850,385.82
Ignition wiring sets ...108,857.44
Frozen boneless bovi ...49,956.98
Disodium carbonate45,579.56
Diamonds non-industr ...998,217.81
Petroleum oils, etc, ...806,939.00
Diamonds unsorted wh ...513,831.95
Diamonds non-industr ...261,246.96
Automobiles with rec ...118,767.16

Tariff and Trade Barriers for Botswana

Tariffs 2018

No. Of Tariff Agreement 9
Simple Average (%) 3.21
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 5,136,587.47
Maximum Rate (%) 345.85
Weighted Average (%) 0.33
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 82.18

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index (OTRI) 2009

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - MFN Tariff (2009)0.06
Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - Applied Tariff (2009)0.01

Services Service Policy Restrictive Database (SPRD)

Services Trade Restrictions Index - Over All38.30

Non-Tariff Measures (NTM)

No Of NTM Measures...
No Of NTM Affected Products (HS 6 Digit)...

Temporary Trade Barriers Database (TTDB)

Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Simple Average...
Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Weighted Average...

World Development Indicators (WDI)

2018 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)18,616
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)7,750.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)296.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP)1.59

Doing Business

2019 Doing Business »
Ease of Doing Business Rank87
Trading Across Borders Rank55

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA)

CPIA Trade Ratings...

Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

2016 LPI »
LPI Score3.05
LPI Rank57