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Monetary Policy Rate (MoPR) maintained at 2.40%

The Bank of Botswana’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) maintained the Monetary Policy Rate (MoPR) at 2.40% at the meeting held in



DBGSS improves in Q1 2024

The demand for rough diamonds improved during Q1 2024, with the first two sales cycles of the year registering a sharp



International trade records a deficit in 2023

International trade activity slowed during the year to December 2023. The value of both imports and exports recorded in 2023 was



Economic growth slows in 2023

The Botswana economy slowed during 2023. Real GDP growth was 2.7% in the twelve months to December 2023, compared to 5.5%



Headline inflation unchanged at 3.9% in February 2024

Annual inflation in February 2024 was 3.9%, the same rate recorded in January 2024. Group indices were generaly stable recording marginal

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Econsult Botswana was established in 2005 by Dr Keith Jefferis, a former academic and Deputy Governor of the Bank of Botswana. Econsult works in Botswana, the Southern African region and further afield, and specializes in research, economic commentary and policy-related analysis in a variety of fields. 

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The Voice (Botswana) (December 2019)
Sunday Standard (Botswana) (November 2019)
Weekend Post (Botswana) (January 2019)
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