Key figures

Available statistics:
Capital
Gaborone
Official languages
English, Setswana
Population (2019 est.)
2,305,882
Population growth (2017 est.), %
2.198
Median age (2018 est.), years
24.4
Urbanization rate (2015 - 2018), % p.a.
3.3
Urban population (2018), % of total
69.4
Rural population (2018), % of total
30.6
Population density (2018), per km2
3.9
HDI (2018), rank of 188
101 of 188
National Currency
Pula, BWP
Exchange rate (July 2019) USD
10.58 BWP = 1 USD
GDP (2018), USD million current
18,616
GDP growth (2018), %
4.5
GDP annual growth rate forecast (2020), %
4.0
GNI per capita (2018), current int’l USD
17,970
Inflation (2019), %
2.8
Inflation Rate Forecast (2020), %
3.8
Foreign Direct Investment, net inflows (2018), BOP current USD millions
1,072
Net official development assistance (2018), current USD millions
102.050
Budget deficit (2016), % of GDP
-1.0
Ease of Doing Business (2018), rank of 190)
86
TI Corruption Index (2018), rank of 168
34
Installed Generation Capacity (MW, 2017)
927
Installed Fossil Fuel Capacity (MW, 2018), % of total installed capacity
100
Hydro Capacity (MW, 2018), % of total installed capacity
<1
Other RE Capacity (2018), % of total installed capacity
<1
Renewable electricity output as % of total electricity output excl. hydro (2017)
<1
Avg. distribution and transmission losses as % of output (2015)
14.78
Net electricity imports (2016), GWh
1,673
Electrification rate, total (2017) %
62.8
Electrification rate, urban (2017 vs 2014) %
80.3
Electrification rate, rural (2017 vs 2014) %
24.2
Peak demand (Financial year 2017 & 2018), MW
681
Per capita electricity consumption (2016), kWh
1,969