Goods Exports (BoP, USD) fell 19.4% to USD 5.93 bil in Botswana in 2017

Goods Exports (BoP, USD) (USD bil)
Economy | Botswana | February 1, 2019
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Goods exports as a part of the balance of payment reached 7.36 USD bil in 2016 in Botswana, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 24.1 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, goods exports as a part of the balance of payment in Botswana reached an all time high of 8.52 USD bil in 2014 and an all time low of 0.142 USD bil in 1975. When compared to Botswana's main peers, goods exports as a part of the balance of payment in Namibia amounted to 3.44 USD bil, 76.6 USD bil in South Africa, 6.53 USD bil in Zambia and 3.66 USD bil in Zimbabwe in 2016.

Botswana has been ranked 92nd within the group of 162 countries we follow in terms of goods exports as a part of the balance of payment, 3 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Goods exports refer to all movable goods (including non-monetary gold) involved in a change of ownership from residents to non-residents.

Goods Exports (BoP, USD) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Angola USD bil 67.3 71.1 68.2 59.2 33.2
Botswana USD bil 6.44 6.49 7.93 8.52 6.29
Dem. Republic of the Congo USD bil 9.47 8.74 11.6 12.3 10.3
Lesotho USD bil 1.17 0.972 0.847 0.876 0.929
Mozambique USD bil 3.12 3.86 4.12 3.92 3.41
Namibia USD bil 3.88 4.15 3.81 3.80 3.28
South Africa USD bil 110 100 96.7 93.5 81.0
Swaziland USD bil 1.60 1.67 1.82 1.85 1.67
Tanzania USD bil 5.10 5.89 5.26 5.19 5.40
Zambia USD bil 8.75 9.52 10.8 10.2 7.36
Zimbabwe USD bil 4.57 4.00 3.84 3.68 3.58