Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS)
Publication date: 2022-11-14
Reporting period: 2002 - 2021
Timeseries: 194 million
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Botswana | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2010 - 2021

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TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIESBotswanaWorldExportsValue (US$)4,693,238,100.005,881,918,175.005,971,245,090.007,573,298,685.007,915,468,175.006,319,190,972.007,320,705,826.005,954,788,785.006,122,376,817.005,238,079,155.004,255,975,840.977,473,466,757.01
Value Growth, YoY (%)35.8125.321.5126.824.51-20.1615.84-18.652.81-14.44-18.7475.59
ImportsValue (US$)5,656,806,368.007,272,011,432.008,025,287,848.007,433,499,256.007,830,451,253.007,626,168,261.006,102,721,575.005,329,441,519.005,921,256,033.006,558,523,124.006,503,332,411.008,459,398,927.10
Value Growth, YoY (%)19.6428.5510.35-7.375.34-2.60-19.97-12.6711.1010.76-0.8430.07

The value of merchandise exports from Botswana totalled $ 7.47 billion in 2021. Merchandise exports from Botswana increased by 75% compared to 2020. Goods exports grew up by $ 3.21 billion in 2021 (the value of merchandise exports from Botswana amounted to $4.25 billion in 2020)

Botswana's exports 2021 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Botswana in 2021:

  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 25% (1.91 billion US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 23% (1.75 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 17.2% (1.29 billion US$)
  • South Africa with a share of 9.11% (681 million US$)
  • Israel with a share of 6.03% (450 million US$)
  • Singapore with a share of 5.73% (428 million US$)
  • Hong Kong with a share of 4.85% (362 million US$)
  • Namibia with a share of 1.91% (143 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 1.54% (115 million US$)
  • China with a share of 1.27% (95 million US$)

Exports structure from Botswana in 2021 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 90% (6.77 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 1.76% (131 million US$): 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
  • 1.47% (110 million US$): 26 - Ores, slag and ash
  • 1.07% (80 million US$): 01 - Live animals
  • 0.636% (47 million US$): 28 - Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes
  • 0.59% (44 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 0.456% (34 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 0.435% (32 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 0.399% (29 million US$): 25 - Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement
  • 0.389% (29 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes

What did Botswana export in 2021?

Botswana's Top Exports in 2021:

  • 90% ($6.73 billion): 7102 - Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set
  • 1.51% ($112 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
  • 1.45% ($109 million): 2603 - Copper ores and concentrates
  • 1.07% ($79 million): 0102 - Live bovine animals
  • 0.583% ($43 million): 2836 - Carbonates; peroxocarbonates (percarbonates); commercial ammonium carbonate containing ammonium carbamate.
  • 0.473% ($35 million): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form
  • 0.397% ($29 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
  • 0.367% ($27 million): 2701 - Coal; briquettes, ovoids and similar solid fuels manufactured from coal
  • 0.299% ($22 million): 3917 - Tubes, pipes and hoses, and fittings therefor (for example, joints, elbows, flanges), of plastics
  • 0.24% ($18 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods

The value of merchandise imports to Botswana totalled $ 8.45 billion in 2021. Merchandise imports to Botswana increased by 30% compared to 2020. Goods imports grew up by $ 1.95 billion in 2021 (the value of merchandise imports to Botswana was equal to $6.5 billion in 2020)

Botswana's imports 2021 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Botswana in 2021:

  • South Africa with a share of 54% (4.63 billion US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 14.2% (1.2 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 4.79% (405 million US$)
  • India with a share of 4.77% (403 million US$)
  • Namibia with a share of 4.72% (400 million US$)
  • Canada with a share of 2.6% (220 million US$)
  • China with a share of 2.32% (196 million US$)
  • Russia with a share of 2.05% (173 million US$)
  • Switzerland with a share of 1% (85 million US$)
  • France - 80 million US$

Imports structure to Botswana in 2021 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 35% (2.97 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 11.9% (1 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 7.07% (598 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 6.6% (558 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 4.36% (369 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 2.25% (191 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 2% (169 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 1.99% (168 million US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel
  • 1.78% (150 million US$): 22 - Beverages, spirits and vinegar
  • 1.67% (141 million US$): 10 - Cereals

What did Botswana import in 2021?

Botswana's Top Imports in 2021:

  • 35% ($2.96 billion): 7102 - Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set
  • 9.74% ($824 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils from bituminous minerals, not crude; preparations n.e.c. containing by weight 70% or more of petroleum oils or oils from bituminous minerals; these being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils
  • 1.95% ($165 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
  • 1.69% ($143 million): 2716 - Electrical energy. (optional heading)
  • 1.65% ($139 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods
  • 1.62% ($137 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
  • 1.61% ($136 million): 8710 - Tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, motorised, whether or not fitted with weapons, and parts of such vehicles
  • 1.07% ($90 million): 8431 - Parts suitable for use solely or principally with the machinery of headings 84.25 to 84.30
  • 1.02% ($87 million): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05
  • 0.992% ($83 million): 8517 - Electrical apparatus for line telephony or line telegraphy, including line telephone sets with cordless handsets and telecommunication apparatus for carrier-current line systems or for digital line systems; videophones

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Botswana | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2010 - 2021