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46.3%CURRENT US$
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21%CURRENT US$
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About

Botswana-United States Trade: In 2022, Botswana exported $146M to United States. The main products that Botswana exported to United States were Diamonds ($234M), Planes, Helicopters, and/or Spacecraft ($5.95M), and Aircraft Parts ($537k). Over the past 5 years the exports of Botswana to United States have increased at an annualized rate of 50.6%, from $18.8M in 2017 to $146M in 2022.

In 2022, Botswana did not export any services to United States.

United States-Botswana Trade: In 2022, United States exported $76.2M to Botswana. The main products that United States exported to Botswana were Diamonds ($36.5M), Delivery Trucks ($24.7M), and Large Construction Vehicles ($7.49M). Over the past 5 years the exports of United States to Botswana have increased at an annualized rate of 13.6%,  from $40.4M in 2017 to $76.2M in 2022.

In 2022, United States did not export any services to Botswana.

Comparison: In 2022,  Botswana ranked 91 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI -0.59), and 107 in total exports ($8.65B). That same year, United States ranked 10 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 1.47), and 2 in total exports ($1.95T).

Historical Data

Bilateral Trade by Products

Depth
Value

In 2022, Botswana exported $146M to United States. The main products exported from Botswana to United States were Diamonds ($234M), Planes, Helicopters, and/or Spacecraft ($5.95M), and Aircraft Parts ($537k). During the last 5 years the exports of Botswana to United States have increased at an annualized rate of 50.6%, from $18.8M in 2017 to $146M in 2022.

In 2017, United States exported $76.2M to Botswana. The main products exported from United States to Botswana were Diamonds ($36.5M), Delivery Trucks ($24.7M), and Large Construction Vehicles ($7.49M). During the last 17 years the exports of United States to Botswana have increased at an annualized rate of 13.6%, from $40.4M in 2000 to $76.2M in 2017.

Exports from Botswana (Flag) to United States (Flag) (2022)

Exports from United States (Flag) to Botswana (Flag) (2022)

Latest Data

Trade between Botswana (Flag) and United States (Flag)

Botswana Exports

United States Exports

Market Competitiveness

Color
Botswana
Top Destination
United Arab Emirates$2.31B
United States
Top Destination
Canada$308B

This map shows whether countries import more from Botswana or United States. Each country is colored based on the difference in imports they receive from Botswana and United States or the difference in the growth in imports.

In 2022, countries that imported more from Botswana than United States included Zimbabwe ($62.6M).

In 2022, countries that imported more from United States than Botswana included Canada ($308B), Mexico ($294B), and China ($151B).

Difference in imports from United States (Flag) and Botswana (Flag) (2022)

Comparative Advantage Botswana - United States

Flow
Scale

This chart compares trade between Botswana and United States by product, considering products traded by both, Botswana and United States.

During 2022, Botswana had a large net trade with United States in the exports of Precious Metals ($235M), Transportation ($6.61M), and Machines ($796k).

During 2017, United States had a large net trade with Botswana in the exports of Precious Metals ($36.5M), Transportation ($33.7M), and Machines ($21.2M).

Potential Exports

Potential Exports

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Top Product Potential Botswana United States+$132MDiamonds
Top Product Potential United States Botswana+$15.9MDiamonds

We estimate the export potential of an economy for each product and destination using an extension of the bilateral relatedness model of Jun et al. (2019).This extended gravity model considers similarities among products and geographies and explains more than 50% of the variance in future trade flows.

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Economic Complexity

Competitive Landscape

This visualization shows the product space at the HS4 level with the flags of Botswana and United States. This means that a dot/product with the flag of Botswana indicates it has a comparative advantage over United States. Similarly, a dot/product with the flag of United States indicates it has a comparative advantage over Botswana.

Product Space of Botswana (Flag) and United States (Flag) (2022)

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