Statistics Botswana : National Accounts Statistics report 2014


  • Lekoko Simako


This publication contains Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by economic activity and components of final demand at current and constant prices for the years of 1994 to 2014. The estimates from 2013-2014 are provisional and subject to change.

The accounts presented in this report adhere to the General Data Dissemination System (GDDS) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which sets out standards on coverage, periodicity and timeliness of data. They cover the period January to December.

Botswana’s national accounts statistics are compiled in accordance with international standards contained in the System of National Accounts (SNA), in particular SNA 1993. The System of National Accounts is the internationally agreed standard set of recommendations on how to compile measures of economic activity in accordance with strict accounting conventions based on economic principles. The recommendations are expressed in terms of a set of concepts, definitions, classifications and accounting rules that comprise the internationally agreed standard for measuring such items as Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the most frequently quoted indicator of economic performance. The accounting framework of the SNA allows economic data to be compiled and presented in a format that is designed for purposes of economic analysis, decision-taking and policymaking.