Foreign Trade In Services (As % of GDP) rose to 11.1% in Botswana in 2017

Foreign Trade In Services (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | Botswana | May 17, 2019
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Foreign trade in services as a share of GDP reached 10.7 % in 2016 in Botswana, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 3.16 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign trade in services as a share of GDP in Botswana reached an all time high of 33.7 % in 1976 and an all time low of 10.5 % in 1996. When compared to Botswana's main peers, foreign trade in services as a share of GDP in Namibia amounted to 12.0 %, 9.91 % in South Africa, 10.9 % in Zambia and 8.08 % in Zimbabwe in 2016.

Botswana has been ranked 124th within the group of 161 countries we follow in terms of foreign trade in services as a share of GDP, 21 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Trade in services is the sum of service exports and imports divided by the value of GDP, all in current US dollars.

Foreign Trade In Services (As % of GDP) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Angola % 21.8% 17.9% 17.8% 18.3% 15.9%
Botswana % 12.8% 13.9% 13.3% 12.3% 13.1%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 14.0% 8.94% 8.85% 9.46% 6.24%
Lesotho % 19.1% 18.4% 15.9% 13.7% 14.5%
Mozambique % 19.9% 36.4% 28.4% 25.8% 25.4%
Namibia % 12.0% 11.7% 10.4% 14.7% 13.4%
South Africa % 9.18% 9.22% 9.51% 9.66% 9.63%
Swaziland % 5.64% 6.54% 5.63% 8.68% 6.80%
Tanzania % 13.0% 13.0% 12.5% 12.1% 12.8%
Zambia % 7.50% 9.11% 9.18% 9.19% 10.8%
Zimbabwe % 15.3% 12.4% 11.8% 11.9% 9.57%