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About

China-Botswana Trade: In 2022, China exported $149M to Botswana. The main products that China exported to Botswana were Electrical Transformers ($16.3M), Telephones ($12.8M), and X-Ray Equipment ($8.92M). Over the past 5 years the exports of China to Botswana have increased at an annualized rate of 58.4%, from $15M in 2017 to $149M in 2022.

In 2022, China did not export any services to Botswana.

Botswana-China Trade: In 2022, Botswana exported $16.2M to China. The main products that Botswana exported to China were Copper Ore ($261M), Diamonds ($14.2M), and Large Construction Vehicles ($119k). Over the past 5 years the exports of Botswana to China have increased at an annualized rate of 322%,  from $12.1k in 2017 to $16.2M in 2022.

In 2022, Botswana did not export any services to China.

Comparison: In 2022,  China ranked 22 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 1.12), and 1 in total exports ($3.73T). That same year, Botswana ranked 91 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI -0.59), and 107 in total exports ($8.65B).

Historical Data

Bilateral Trade by Products

Depth
Value

In 2022, China exported $149M to Botswana. The main products exported from China to Botswana were Electrical Transformers ($16.3M), Telephones ($12.8M), and X-Ray Equipment ($8.92M). During the last 5 years the exports of China to Botswana have increased at an annualized rate of 58.4%, from $15M in 2017 to $149M in 2022.

In 2017, Botswana exported $16.2M to China. The main products exported from Botswana to China were Copper Ore ($261M), Diamonds ($14.2M), and Large Construction Vehicles ($119k). During the last 17 years the exports of Botswana to China have increased at an annualized rate of 322%, from $12.1k in 2000 to $16.2M in 2017.

Exports from China (Flag) to Botswana (Flag) (2022)

Exports from Botswana (Flag) to China (Flag) (2022)

Market Competitiveness

Color
China
Top Destination
United States$551B
Botswana
Top Destination
United Arab Emirates$2.31B

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

In 2022, countries that imported more from China than Botswana included United States ($551B), Hong Kong ($276B), and Japan ($178B).

In 2022, countries that imported more from Botswana than China included Anguilla ($50M) and Cocos (Keeling) Islands ($30).

Difference in imports from Botswana (Flag) and China (Flag) (2022)

Comparative Advantage China - Botswana

Flow
Scale

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

During 2022, China had a large net trade with Botswana in the exports of Machines ($118M), Textiles ($24.3M), and Metals ($23.1M).

During 2017, Botswana had a large net trade with China in the exports of Mineral Products ($261M), Precious Metals ($14.2M), and Machines ($147k).

Potential Exports

Potential Exports

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Top Product Potential China Botswana+$19MTelephones
Top Product Potential Botswana China+N/AN/A

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 China and Botswana. This means that a dot/product with the flag of China indicates it has a comparative advantage over Botswana. Similarly, a dot/product with the flag of Botswana indicates it has a comparative advantage over China.

Product Space of China (Flag) and Botswana (Flag) (2022)

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