Botswana - Balance of payments

The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) reports that in 2001 the purchasing power parity of Botswana's exports was $2.5 billion while imports totaled $2.1 billion resulting in a trade surplus of $400 million.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) reports that in 1999 Botswana had exports of goods totaling $2.67 billion and imports totaling $2 billion. The services credit totaled $373 million and the debit totaled $516 million. The following table summarizes Botswana's balance of payments as reported by the IMF for 1999 in millions of US dollars.


Current Account 517
Balance on goods 675
Balance on services -143
Balance on income -266
Current transfers 252
Capital Account 21
Financial Account -175
Direct investment abroad -2
Direct investment in Botswana 37
Portfolio investment assets -23
Portfolio investment liabilities -8
Other investment assets -206
Other investment liabilities 31
Net Errors and Omissions 9
Reserves and Related Items -371
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