Public Debt in Botswana

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Botswana - Public Debt

Available indicators suggest last year’s subdued economic performance, which was largely attributable to significant declines in copper and nickel production, carried over at the start of the year, reflected through soft external sector activity. Exports contracted while imports rose markedly in Q1, leading to a notable reduction of the trade surplus compared to Q1 2017. However, the diamond industry—the backbone of Botswana’s economy—proved resilient as exports of diamonds remained broadly stable compared to the same period last year. Meanwhile, on the completion of its yearly staff visit on 8 June, the IMF praised the country’s sound macroeconomic and financial metrics, but also urged authorities to undertake reforms in view of improving the business environment and diversifying the economy.

Botswana - Public Debt Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Public Debt (% of GDP)17.4  17.3  16.3  15.5  15.6  

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Botswana Public Debt Chart

Botswana Public Debt
Note: Public debt as % of GDP.
Source: IMF

Botswana Facts

Bond Yield4.880.23 %Jul 13
Exchange Rate11.26-0.31 %Jul 13
Stock Market0.10.0 %Jul 13

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