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Summary statistics
Region 2015 Southern Africa  
Surface area (sq km) 2014 582000  
Population (proj., 000) 2016 2304  
Pop. density (per sq km) 2016 4.1  
Capital city 2015 Gaborone  
Capital city pop. (000) 2015 247 2014.  
Currency 2015 Pula (BWP)  
UN membership date 2013 17 October 1966  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2014 15813  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 12787  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 9931  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2014 4.4  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2010 8.6  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2005 4.6  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2014 7123.4  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 6244.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 5327.9  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2014 2.4  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2010 2.8  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2005 2.0  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2014 37.9  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2010 35.7  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2005 47.6  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2014 59.7  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2010 61.6  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2005 50.3  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2014 ...  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2010 26.4  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2005 21.2 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. Break in the time series. Excluding conscripts. Persons aged 12 years and over. 2003. 
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2014 ...  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2010 17.5  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2005 22.6 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. Break in the time series. Excluding conscripts. Persons aged 12 years and over. 2003. 
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2014 ...  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2010 56.1  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2005 56.1 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. Break in the time series. Excluding conscripts. Persons aged 12 years and over. 2003. 
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2014 17.9 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 17.9 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 20.5 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2014 73.3/81.1 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2010 72.7/81.0 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2005 71.4/80.9 Estimate.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2014 293  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 227  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 146  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 130 2013.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 124  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 101  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 130 2013.  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 124  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 101  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2014 2496  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -356  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 1634  
Exports (million US$) 2015 5881.9 2011.  
Imports (million US$) 2015 7272.0 2011.  
Balance (million US$) 2015 -1390.1 2011.  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2015 United Kingdom (62.4), South Africa (13.5), Israel (5.2) 2011.  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2015 South Africa (65.7), China (10.9), United Kingdom (9.9) 2011.  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.0  
Urban population (%) 2015 57.4  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.3  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 2.9  
Life expectancy at birth (females/males, years) 2010-2015 66.5/61.8  
Total dependency ratio (Pop. aged 0-14 & 65+ per 100 pop. 15-64) 2015 55  
International migrant stock (000/% of total pop.) mid-2015 160.6/7.1 Refers to foreign citizens.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2014 1544 2013.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2015 2412  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 32  
Health: Total expenditure (% of GDP) 2014 5.4  
Education: Primary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 107.0/110.1 2013.  
Education: Secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 86.2/81.6 2013.  
Education: Tertiary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 31.8/23.3  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2016 9.5  
Environment
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2014 167.3  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2014 18.5 Estimate.  
Patents: Resident filings (per million pop.) 2014 2.0  
Threatened species 2015 24  
Forested area (% of land area) 2013 19.5 Estimate.  
CO2 emission estimates (000 tons/tons per capita) 2013 5423/2.5  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2013 42  
Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules) 2013 39.0  
Terrestrial and marine areas protected (% of total area) 2014 29.2  
Population using improved drinking water sources (urban/rural, %) 2015 99.2/92.3  
Population using improved sanitation facilities (urban/rural, %) 2015 78.5/43.1  
Net Official Development Assistance received (% of GNI) 2014 0.6  
Trade Profile
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