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Botswana

Preview 2018
Projected Real GDP Growth (% Change) : 3.5
GDP (current, USD Bn) : 18.60
Projected Consumer Prices (% Change) : 3.1
Country Population : 2.42 million
Market Capitalization : 4 billion$
Number of Listed Companies : 34
Sociétés Cotées à Botswana Stock Exchange
Economic performance and outlook

Real GDP is estimated to have grown 3.5% in 2019 after averaging nearly 4% in 2016–18, driven by the continued recovery in diamond production, following a rebound in global demand and resumption of operations at the Damtshaa mine in January 2018. With a fairly robust and broad-based expansion in nonmining activities. Supported by higher public investment and accommodative monetary policy, Botswana’s economy has recovered well from the recession in 2015.

(Download detailed Analysis Source : Report African Economic Outlook 2020 ; AfDB)

Financial markets

In the end of 2019, the banking sector of Botswana represented a total asset of $ 8.9 billion.

In the end of 2019, credit distributed to businesses represents $2.0 billion and, more broadly, credit to private sector totaling $5.1 billion.

In the end of 2019, the Botswana stock exchange has 38 listed companies, representing a market capitalization of $ 3.6 billion.