Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS)
Publication date: 2024-01-28
Reporting period: 2002 - 2022
Timeseries: 194 million
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Botswana | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2011 - 2022

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TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIESBotswanaWorldExportsValue (US$)5,881,918,175.005,971,245,090.007,932,996,865.728,538,068,878.346,329,746,618.457,320,705,826.005,962,911,260.396,590,146,822.785,254,253,928.474,287,224,372.447,473,466,757.0116,829,627,191.84
Value Growth, YoY (%)25.321.5132.857.62-25.8615.65-18.5410.51-20.27-18.4074.31125.19
ImportsValue (US$)7,272,011,432.008,025,287,848.009,479,211,325.019,150,154,629.908,048,007,054.686,102,721,575.005,339,295,303.126,332,994,418.326,569,687,034.166,508,412,467.398,459,398,927.1016,229,829,093.32
Value Growth, YoY (%)28.5510.3518.11-3.47-12.04-24.17-12.5018.613.73-0.9329.9791.85

The value of merchandise exports from Botswana totalled $ 16.8 billion in 2022. Merchandise exports from Botswana increased by 125% compared to 2021. Goods exports grew up by $ 9.35 billion in 2022 (the value of merchandise exports from Botswana amounted to $7.47 billion in 2021)

Botswana's exports 2022 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Botswana in 2022:

  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 13.5% (2.28 billion US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 9.48% (1.59 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 7.6% (1.28 billion US$)
  • South Africa with a share of 5.04% (848 million US$)
  • Hong Kong with a share of 3.26% (550 million US$)
  • Israel with a share of 2.95% (497 million US$)
  • Singapore with a share of 2.29% (385 million US$)
  • China with a share of 1.53% (258 million US$)
  • Namibia with a share of 1.09% (184 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 1.01% (171 million US$)

Exports structure from Botswana in 2022 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 87% (14.7 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 3.85% (648 million US$): 26 - Ores, slag and ash
  • 2% (338 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 1.16% (196 million US$): 01 - Live animals
  • 0.693% (116 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 0.671% (113 million US$): 28 - Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes
  • 0.539% (90 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 0.404% (68 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 0.349% (58 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 0.303% (51 million US$): 25 - Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement

What did Botswana export in 2022?

Botswana's Top Exports in 2022:

  • 87% ($14.6 billion): 7102 - Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set
  • 3.83% ($644 million): 2603 - Copper ores and concentrates
  • 1.75% ($295 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
  • 1.16% ($195 million): 0102 - Live bovine animals
  • 0.667% ($112 million): 2836 - Carbonates; peroxocarbonates (percarbonates); commercial ammonium carbonate containing ammonium carbamate.
  • 0.619% ($104 million): 2701 - Coal; briquettes, ovoids and similar solid fuels manufactured from coal
  • 0.304% ($51 million): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form
  • 0.303% ($51 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
  • 0.208% ($35 million): 3002 - Human blood; animal blood for therapeutic, prophylactic or diagnostic uses; antisera, other blood fractions, immunological products, modified or obtained by biotechnological processes; vaccines, toxins, cultures of micro-organisms (excluding yeasts) etc
  • 0.201% ($33 million): 3917 - Tubes, pipes and hoses, and fittings therefor (for example, joints, elbows, flanges), of plastics

The value of merchandise imports to Botswana totalled $ 16.2 billion in 2022. Merchandise imports to Botswana increased by 91% compared to 2021. Goods imports grew up by $ 7.77 billion in 2022 (the value of merchandise imports to Botswana was equal to $8.45 billion in 2021)

Botswana's imports 2022 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Botswana in 2022:

  • South Africa with a share of 31% (5.08 billion US$)
  • Namibia with a share of 3.56% (578 million US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 2.89% (470 million US$)
  • India with a share of 2.23% (362 million US$)
  • Canada with a share of 1.8% (293 million US$)
  • China with a share of 1.24% (201 million US$)
  • Zambia - 129 million US$
  • United Arab Emirates - 121 million US$
  • USA - 120 million US$
  • Brazil - 102 million US$

Imports structure to Botswana in 2022 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 27% (4.49 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 18.4% (2.99 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 7.25% (1.17 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 5.63% (914 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 4.67% (758 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 2.47% (401 million US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 2.16% (352 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.04% (332 million US$): 17 - Sugars and sugar confectionery
  • 2.03% (330 million US$): 22 - Beverages, spirits and vinegar
  • 2.02% (328 million US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel

What did Botswana import in 2022?

Botswana's Top Imports in 2022:

  • 27% ($4.49 billion): 7102 - Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set
  • 16.6% ($2.71 billion): 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
  • 1.75% ($284 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
  • 1.74% ($283 million): 1701 - Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form
  • 1.66% ($269 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods
  • 1.27% ($206 million): 8431 - Parts suitable for use solely or principally with the machinery of headings 84.25 to 84.30
  • 1.24% ($202 million): 2716 - Electrical energy. (optional heading)
  • 1.1% ($180 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
  • 0.985% ($160 million): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05
  • 0.951% ($154 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 | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2011 - 2022