Foreign trade as a share of GDP reached 73.8 % in 2017 in Botswana, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 20.6 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Botswana reached an all time high of 125 % in 1983 and an all time low of 65.9 % in 1960. When compared to Botswana's main peers, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Namibia amounted to 84.1 %, 58.2 % in South Africa, 71.5 % in Zambia and 50.0 % in Zimbabwe in 2017.
Botswana has been ranked 92nd within the group of 165 countries we follow in terms of foreign trade as a share of GDP, 26 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
Trade is the sum of exports and imports of goods and services measured as a share of gross domestic product.