Botswana

In-depth country-focused analysis on Botswana's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Botswana’s operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Botswana, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Botswana's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Botswana before your competitors.

Botswana Country Risk

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Core Views: We forecast real GDP growth of 4.7% in 2014 (from an estimated 4.4% in 2013), followed by 4.9% in 2015. The slight pickup in Botswana will come on the back of rising diamond exports,...

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Botswana Industry Coverage (9)

Agribusiness

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BMI View: We expect food security in South West Africa to remain patch y over the short term , as we expect lower corn production from Zambia in 2013/14. Over the medium term, we see downside...

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Autos

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In light of the Bank of Botswana (BoB)'s pursuit of monetary easing , easing price pressures, and new Q2 2013 sales data from the Central Statistics Office, BMI forecasts new and used passenger...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Food & Drink

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Stabilising demand for Botswana's exports creates slightly brighter prospects for economic growth, which is reflected in our readjusted real GDP growth rate to 4.7% (up from 4.6%) in 2014. This...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: Botswana's construction industry is expected to continue expanding in 2014, with growth of 9.1%. A healthy pipeline of new projects continues to attract in v estors and we maintain a...

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Mining

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Botswana hosts one of the best regulated and strongest performing mining sectors in Africa, with diamonds the main commodity. Botswana's mining industry also deals in oth er metals and minerals...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: While Botswana offers a relative ly stable environment for pharmaceutical and healthcare investors, low per-capita pharmaceutical and healthcare expenditure will remain a key...

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Power

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BMI View: Despite Botswana being one of the wealthiest non-oil producing countries in Africa, its power sector needs much work if it is to be financial viable over the long term. Demand outstrips...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View : BMI's Q214 Southern Africa report analyses the latest industry, regulatory and macroeconomic developments in the telecoms markets in Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Mauritius,...

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