General information

Capital: Gaborone

Currency unit: Botswana pula

Official language: Setswana, English

Area: 566,730 km²

Population in million: 2,254,130.0 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 8,259 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 18,616 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 72.3 

Annual growth rate of the population: 2.2 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 30.0 %

Life expectancy at birth: 68.8 ans

Youth literacy rate Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24): 88 %


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 18,616,000,000.00 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 2.0 

Industry value added of GDP: 29.3 

Services value added of GDP: 4.0 

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              Global Sustainable Competitiveness Indicator

              The indicator highlights the scores of each of the three pillars of the sustainable competitiveness. A larger area means a higher score (0-100) and therefore a more favorable economic situation.

              Price competitiveness

              Botswana: 77
              Breakdown by component
              Price competitiveness77
              Macroeconomic competitiveness
              Botswana: 52
              Products competitiveness
              Botswana: 78

              Durability and resistance to vulnerabilities

              Revealed competitivenes and economic performances

              Botswana: -
              Breakdown by component
              Revealed competitivenes and economic performances-
              Weighted market shares index of the 5 major exported primary products (except oil and ores)
              Botswana: 22
              Weighted market shares index of the 5 major exported manufactured products
              Botswana: 599