Imports to Botswana decreased 21.7 percent from the previous year to BWP 5.17 billion in April 2017, as purchases fell mainly for diamonds (-24.8 percent), machinery and electrical equipment (-20.2 percent), food, beverages and tobacco (-4.8 percent), and chemicals and rubber products (-49 percent).
Meanwhile, imports of fuel rose 34.2 percent. Imports in Botswana averaged 4998.66 BWP Million from 2005 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 9778.30 BWP Million in September of 2008 and a record low of 2458.30 BWP Million in February of 2009.
Botswana imports fuel, food, beverages and tobacco, machinery and electric equipment, chemical and rubber products and vehicles. Its main imports partners are South Africa (75% of total imports), China, Israel, Namibia and Zimbabwe. This page provides the latest reported value for – Botswana Imports – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Botswana Imports – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on August of 2017.