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.
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.