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Indicators of economy in Botswana

The essential economic performance of a country is reflected by the gross domestic product. So the total of all goods and services sold. Worldwide gross domestic product in 2021 was at about 12.259 USD per capita. GDP in Botswana, on the other hand, reached USD 7.348 per capita, or 17.61 billion USD in the whole country. Botswana is one of the smaller economies and is currently ranked 126. If this is calculated per inhabitant taking into account the purchasing power parity, then Botswana is in the list of the world's richest countries in place 76.

Inflation in Botswana was in 2021 at around 7.24%. Within the EU, the average in the same year was 2.55%. In the United States, it was most recently 4.70%.

Compared with the USA, prices for daily consumer goods are around 52.6% lower.
The Corruption Perceptions Index for the public sector counts 67 and is compared to other countries moderate.


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Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic

The consequences of the Covid pandemic in 2020 were considerable in Botswana. Overall, gross domestic product in 2020 fell from 16.70 billion US Dollar auf 14.93 billion US Dollar. With a large drop of 10.58 percent, the economy in Botswana has struggled significantly more than other countries. The tourism sector alone slumped by around 70 percent. The unemployment rate rose from 22.6 to 24.9 percent. The inflation rate has fallen from 2.8 percent previously to 1.9 percent by the end of 2020.

Unemployment rates in percent 1991 - 2021

Economic performance 2021

 Botswana
Total
Botswana
per capita
EU
Total
EU
per capita
GDP17.61 bn USD7,347.55 USD17.09 tn USD33,228.68 USD
Gross national product16.64 bn USD6,939.38 USD16.78 tn USD32,621.03 USD


Development of the Gross domestic product in billion US Dollar 1960 - 2021



Im- and Exports 2020

 Botswana
Total
Botswana
per capita
EU
Total
EU
per capita
Imports7.35 bn USD3,065.69 USD8,916.24 bn USD17,337.55 USD
Exports4.69 bn USD1,954.96 USD9,554.34 bn USD18,578.33 USD


Development of imports and exports in millions of USD 1975 - 2020

Exports
Imports



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