Economic Statistics


The National Accounts Quarterly Brief indicates that the domestic economy increased by 1.8% in the first quarter of 2017 compared to an increase of 2.3% recorded in the same quarter of 2016 (Statistics Botswana GDP Q1, 2017) 

Annual Inflation Rate – 3.4% in July 2017 (Statistics Botswana Consumer Price Index Report July 2017 )

The 2016/17 Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) indicates that Botswana ranks 64th out of 138 countries and, fourth in the region behind Mauritius (45th), South Africa (47th) and Rwanda (52nd) (Global Competitiveness Report 2016)

Bank rate is still 5.5%  as at June 2017 (Bank of Botswana website)

Botswana’s foreign exchange reserves stood at P74.7 billion in June 2017 (Bank of Botswana website)