Annual International Trade Statistics by Country
Publication date: 2020-02-10
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 173 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Botswana | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2008 - 2019

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Commodity Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Botswana World Exports Value (US$) 3 455 712 288.00 4 693 238 100.00 5 881 918 175.00 5 971 245 090.00 7 573 298 685.00 7 915 468 175.00 6 319 190 972.00 7 320 705 826.00 5 898 102 750.00 6 573 000 891.00 5 238 079 155.00
Imports Value (US$) 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 5 284 230 565.00 6 168 953 942.00 6 558 523 124.00

The value of merchandise exports from Botswana totalled $ 5.23 billion in 2019. Overall commodity exports from Botswana decreased by 20% compared to 2018. Merchandise exports decreased by $ 1.33 billion (the value of merchandise exports from Botswana amounted to $6.57 billion in 2018)

Botswana's exports 2019 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Botswana in 2019:

  • India with a share of 21% (1.13 billion US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 19.5% (1.02 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 18.1% (952 million US$)
  • South Africa with a share of 9.6% (503 million US$)
  • Israel with a share of 7.14% (374 million US$)
  • Hong-Kong with a share of 5.79% (303 million US$)
  • Singapore with a share of 5.49% (287 million US$)
  • Switzerland with a share of 3.37% (176 million US$)
  • Namibia with a share of 3.03% (159 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 1.49% (78 million US$)

Exports structure from Botswana in 2019 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 91% (4.78 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 1.98% (104 million US$): 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
  • 1.16% (61 million US$): 02 - Meat and edible meat offal
  • 0.754% (39 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 0.641% (33 million US$): 28 - Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes
  • 0.591% (31 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 0.37% (19.4 million US$): 25 - Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement
  • 0.348% (18.2 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 0.291% (15.2 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 0.215% (11.3 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel

What did Botswana export in 2019?

Botswana's Top Exports in 2019:

  • 90% ($4.74 billion): 7102 - Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set.
  • 1.69% ($88 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.
  • 0.775% ($40 million): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 0.632% ($33 million): 2836 - Carbonates; peroxocarbonates (percarbonates); commercial ammonium carbonate containing ammonium carbamate.
  • 0.608% ($31 million): 0202 - Meat of bovine animals, frozen.
  • 0.555% ($29 million): 0201 - Meat of bovine animals, fresh or chilled.
  • 0.363% ($19 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.
  • 0.262% ($13.7 million): 2701 - Coal; briquettes, ovoids and similar solid fuels manufactured from coal.
  • 0.223% ($11.7 million): 3917 - Tubes, pipes and hoses, and fittings therefor (for example, joints, elbows, flanges), of plastics.
  • 0.214% ($11.2 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.

The value of merchandise imports to Botswana totalled $ 6.55 billion in 2019. Merchandise imports to Botswana increased by 6.31% compared to 2018. Goods imports grew up by $ 389 million in 2019 (the value of merchandise imports to Botswana was equal to $6.16 billion in 2018)

Botswana's imports 2019 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Botswana in 2019:

  • South Africa with a share of 57% (3.79 billion US$)
  • Namibia with a share of 7.93% (520 million US$)
  • Canada with a share of 6.91% (453 million US$)
  • India with a share of 4.11% (269 million US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 3.28% (215 million US$)
  • France with a share of 2.75% (180 million US$)
  • Russia with a share of 2.13% (140 million US$)
  • China with a share of 1.91% (125 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 1.84% (120 million US$)
  • Zambia with a share of 1.38% (91 million US$)

Imports structure to Botswana in 2019 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 28% (1.86 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 12.5% (823 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 8.6% (564 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 6.74% (442 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 5.62% (368 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 2.37% (155 million US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel
  • 2.29% (150 million US$): 22 - Beverages, spirits and vinegar
  • 2.09% (137 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 1.94% (127 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 1.67% (109 million US$): 10 - Cereals

What did Botswana import in 2019?

Botswana's Top Imports in 2019:

  • 28% ($1.86 billion): 7102 - Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set.
  • 10.7% ($704 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.
  • 2.95% ($193 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.
  • 2.21% ($145 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
  • 1.64% ($107 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.
  • 1.45% ($95 million): 2716 - Electrical energy. (optional heading)
  • 1.29% ($84 million): 8710 - Tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, motorised, whether or not fitted with weapons, and parts of such vehicles.
  • 1.15% ($75 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.
  • 1.05% ($68 million): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
  • 1.04% ($68 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.

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Botswana | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2008 - 2019