Budgets in AfricaCountry profiles

Botswana

Region: Southern Africa
Currency: Botswanan Pula (BWP)
Population: 2.2 million
Capital: Gaborone
Ministry website: www.finance.gov.bw
Fiscal year: April - March
Regional Economic Community: SADC

Key economic indicators
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
GDP (constant 2006 BWP[billions]) 75.52 84.08 87.57 86.08 88.55
GDP (current BWP[billions]) 111.9 124.31 145.87 145.92 163.7
GDP growth (%) 4.46 11.34 4.15 -1.7 2.86
GDP per capita (constant 2006 BWP) 36,750.11 40,439.5 41,623.98 40,437 41,107.76
GDP per capita (current BWP) 54,455.66 59,788.47 69,334.91 68,548.41 75,995.98
Inflation (CPI) (%) 7.54 5.88 4.42 3.05 2.81
General government revenue (% of GDP) 36.27 37.78 38.36 31.57 32.03
General government expenditure (% of GDP) 35.42 32.17 34.66 36.19 33.93
Budget balance (% of GDP) 0.85 5.61 3.7 -4.61 -1.9
Primary balance (% of GDP) -6.24 -3.31 -5.44 -11.41 -11.52
General government debt (% of GDP) 18.93 17.46 17.35 15.86 13.89