Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS02)
Publication date: 2021-08-09
Reporting period: 2002 - 2020
Timeseries: 177 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Botswana | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020

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Commodity Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Botswana World Exports Value (US$) 3 455 712 288.00 4 693 238 100.00 5 881 918 175.00 5 971 245 090.00 7 573 298 685.00 7 915 468 175.00 6 319 190 972.00 7 320 705 826.00 5 954 788 785.00 6 122 376 817.00 5 238 079 155.00 4 255 975 840.00
Value Growth, YoY (%) 35.811 25.327 1.518 26.829 4.518 -20.166 15.848 -18.658 2.814 -14.443 -18.749
Imports Value (US$) 4 728 028 513.00 5 656 806 368.00 7 272 011 432.00 8 025 287 848.00 7 433 499 256.00 7 830 451 253.00 7 626 168 261.00 6 102 721 575.00 5 329 441 519.00 5 921 256 033.00 6 558 523 124.00 6 503 332 411.00
Value Growth, YoY (%) 19.644 28.553 10.358 -7.374 5.34 -2.608 -19.976 -12.671 11.104 10.762 -0.841

The value of merchandise exports from Botswana totalled $ 4.25 billion in 2020. Overall commodity exports from Botswana decreased by 18.7% compared to 2019. Merchandise exports decreased by $ 982 million (the value of merchandise exports from Botswana amounted to $5.23 billion in 2019)

Botswana's exports 2020 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Botswana in 2020:

  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 21% (916 million US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 21% (912 million US$)
  • India with a share of 20% (891 million US$)
  • South Africa with a share of 13.3% (569 million US$)
  • Singapore with a share of 6.08% (259 million US$)
  • Israel with a share of 4.89% (208 million US$)
  • Hong Kong with a share of 4.37% (186 million US$)
  • Namibia with a share of 1.56% (66 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 1.37% (58 million US$)
  • Zambia - 36 million US$

Exports structure from Botswana in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 89% (3.8 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 2.31% (98 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 1.04% (44 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 0.942% (40 million US$): 01 - Live animals
  • 0.94% (40 million US$): 28 - Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes
  • 0.62% (26 million US$): 26 - Ores, slag and ash
  • 0.576% (24 million US$): 25 - Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement
  • 0.559% (23 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 0.54% (23 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 0.459% (19.5 million US$): 02 - Meat and edible meat offal

What did Botswana export in 2020?

Botswana's Top Exports in 2020:

  • 88% ($3.75 billion): 7102 - Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set.
  • 1.91% ($81 million): 8544 - Insulated (including enamelled or anodised) wire, cable (including co-axial cable) and other insulated electric conductors, whether or not fitted with connectors; optical fibre cables, made up of individually sheathed fibres, whether or not assembled with electric conductors or fitted with connectors.
  • 1.08% ($46 million): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 0.94% ($40 million): 0102 - Live bovine animals.
  • 0.94% ($40 million): 2836 - Carbonates; peroxocarbonates (percarbonates); commercial ammonium carbonate containing ammonium carbamate.
  • 0.62% ($26 million): 2603 - Copper ores and concentrates.
  • 0.572% ($24 million): 2501 - Salt (including table salt and denatured salt) and pure sodium chloride, whether or not in aqueous solution or containing added anti-caking or free-flowing agents; sea water.
  • 0.37% ($15.7 million): 2701 - Coal; briquettes, ovoids and similar solid fuels manufactured from coal.
  • 0.357% ($15.2 million): 3917 - Tubes, pipes and hoses, and fittings therefor (for example, joints, elbows, flanges), of plastics.
  • 0.331% ($14.1 million): 0202 - Meat of bovine animals, frozen.

The value of merchandise imports to Botswana totalled $ 6.5 billion in 2020. Overall commodity imports to Botswana decreased by 0.841% compared to 2019. Merchandise imports decreased by $ 55 million (the value of merchandise imports to Botswana was equal to $6.55 billion in 2019)

Botswana's imports 2020 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Botswana in 2020:

  • South Africa with a share of 58% (3.81 billion US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 7.8% (507 million US$)
  • Namibia with a share of 7.62% (496 million US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 4.35% (283 million US$)
  • Canada with a share of 3.18% (207 million US$)
  • India with a share of 2.5% (163 million US$)
  • China with a share of 2.47% (160 million US$)
  • Switzerland with a share of 1.92% (125 million US$)
  • Russia with a share of 1.5% (98 million US$)
  • France with a share of 1.35% (87 million US$)

Imports structure to Botswana in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 30% (2 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 13% (848 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 8.41% (547 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 6% (390 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 5.13% (333 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 2.21% (144 million US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 1.91% (124 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 1.86% (121 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 1.81% (118 million US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel
  • 1.68% (109 million US$): 22 - Beverages, spirits and vinegar

What did Botswana import in 2020?

Botswana's Top Imports in 2020:

  • 30% ($1.99 billion): 7102 - Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set.
  • 9.56% ($622 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 3.03% ($197 million): 2716 - Electrical energy. (optional heading)
  • 2.33% ($151 million): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 2.32% ($151 million): 8710 - Tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, motorised, whether or not fitted with weapons, and parts of such vehicles.
  • 1.81% ($117 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
  • 1.48% ($96 million): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 1.35% ($87 million): 8525 - Transmission apparatus for radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy, radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras; still image video cameras and other video camera recorders; digital cameras.
  • 0.973% ($63 million): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
  • 0.915% ($59 million): 1005 - Maize (corn).

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Botswana | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020