Inflation in Botswana

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Botswana - Inflation

The economy appears to have lost some traction in the second quarter on a downbeat external sector, following the first quarter’s slight acceleration. Exports shrank more sharply in April–May as overseas sales of diamonds, which account for more than nine-tenths of total merchandise exports, swung to contraction in the period amid slowing global growth and escalating trade tensions. At the same time, imports soared in the first two months of Q2 on a marked rebound in the purchases of machinery and electrical equipment. Increased imports of capital goods signal fixed investment growth rose in the second quarter after cooling in Q1. Moreover, domestic demand seems to have been further supported by greater gains in private consumption, likely in part due to a a fall in inflation boosting households’ purchasing power.

Botswana - Inflation Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Inflation Rate (CPI, annual variation in %)5.9  4.4  3.1  2.8  3.3  

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Botswana Inflation
Note: Inflation, annual variation of consumer price index (CPI) in % (aop).
Source: Central Statistics Office of Botswana

Botswana Facts

ValueChangeDate
Bond Yield5.040.23 %Jul 31
Exchange Rate10.69-0.31 %Jul 31
Stock Market1.40.0 %Jul 31

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