1945

In 2013, the value of merchandise exports of Botswana increased substantially by 26.8 percent to reach 7.6 bln US$, while its merchandise imports decreased moderately by 7.4 percent to reach 7.4 bln US$ (see graph 1, table 2 and table 3). The merchandise trade balance recorded a relatively small surplus of 139.8 mln US$ (see graph 1). The largest merchandise trade balance was with MDG Sub-Saharan Africa at -4.3 bln US$ (see graph 4). Merchandise exports in Botswana were highly concentrated amongst partners; imports were also highly concentrated. The top 5 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of exports and 3 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of imports (see graph 5). In 2013, the value of exports of services of Botswana increased substantially by 78.2 percent, reaching 542.4 mln US$, while its imports of services decreased substantially by 21.2 percent and reached 528.3 mln US$ (see graph 2). There was a relatively small trade in services surplus of 14.1 mln US$.

Related Subject(s): International Trade and Finance
Countries: Botswana
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