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: Real GDP growth will be 5.2% in 2014. Growth will be driven by private consumption and investment, though it will be somewhat constrained by ongoing disruptions in the power sector....

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Botswana Industry Coverage (11)

Agribusiness

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BMI View:   We expect food security in South West Africa to improve over the short term , as we expect higher corn production from Zambia in 2014/15 . Over the medium term, we see downside...

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Autos

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BMI View: In light of revisions to Botswana's 2013 GDP figure, up to 5.9% from 4.4%, in combination with monetary easing, e asing price pressures and new Q 3 2013 sales data released from the...

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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...

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Food & Drink

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Botswana's underperforming power sector is impacting negatively on the country's economic growth prospects, which is reflected in our readjusted real GDP growth rate to 5.2% (down from 6.2%) in 2014...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: C onstruction industry growth forecast at 9.3% in Botswana this year. Robust interest from foreign investors and a stable business environment have contributed to a strong project...

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Insurance

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BMI View: Growth in the Botswana insurance market will come principally from the life sector. From USD336mn in 2013, gross life premiums will pass USD500mn by 2018, averaging expansion of 9%...

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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: We remain relatively optimistic over the growth potential of Botswana's pharmaceutical and healthcare sector, given the government's aim to improve healthcare. However, implementation...

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Power

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BMI View:   The outlook for Botswana ' s power sector is broadly positive. Between 2014 and 2023, overall power generation will increase by an annual average of 20.9%, to reach 5.3 terawatt...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View : BMI's Q 3 14 Southern Africa report analyses the latest industry, regulatory and macroeconomic developments in the telecoms markets in Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Mauritius,...

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Tourism

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BMI View: Botswana presents developers with a substantial potential tourism market, with an enormous range of eco tourism attractions and a positive domestic investment environment. The BMI...

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