Macro-economic Data

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A. Demography and Macroeconomy

A.1 Population
VariableEnd of 2015End of 2014End of 2013SourcesVar ID
Total population2.26 million2.22 million2.18 million
WDI
A.1.1
Urban population (% of total)57.44% of total57.19% of total56.94% of total
WDI
A.1.4
Urban population growth (annual %)2.35%2.41%2.45%
WDI
A.1.5
A.2 Economy
VariableEnd of 2015End of 2014End of 2013SourcesVar ID
GDP, current prices (U.S. dollars)12,860 USD (millions)15,880 USD (millions)14,814 USD (millions)
WEO
A.2.1
GDP based on PPP valuation of country GDP (Current international dollar)34,844 USD (millions)34,616 USD (millions)32,999 USD (millions)
WEO
A.2.2
GDP per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)6,040.96 USD 7,548.19 USD 7,124.95 USD
WEO
A.2.3
GDP based on PPP per capita GDP (Current international dollar)16,368.19 USD 16,453.64 USD 15,870.98 USD
WEO
A.2.4
GDP, constant prices (Percent change)-.34%3.21%9.86%
WEO
A.2.5
Inflation, end of period consumer prices (Percent change)3.1%3.73%4.12%
WEO
A.2.6
GDP, deflator (Index)160.90166.39149.84
WEO
A.2.7
Consumer price index132.88128.94 123.50
WDI
A.2.8
GINI Index  60.46
WDI
A.2.9
Growth in urban household income (%/year)A.2.13
Employment (% of total laborforce)A.2.14
Unemployed  18.4%
WDI
A.2.14.3
Interest Rates:A.2.15
Central bank lending/discount rate6%7.5%7.5%
IFS
A.2.15.1
Yield on 10-year Government bond3.67%4.21%5.01%
IFS
A.2.15.3
Average bank deposit rate2.5%2.53%3.11%
IFS
A.2.15.4
Lending rate7.95%9%10.19%
IFS
A.2.15.5
B. Housing Market
B.1 Housing Stock: Production, Transactions
VariableEnd of 2015End of 2014End of 2013SourcesVar ID
Number of dwelling units:B.1.1
Characteristics of housing stock:B.1.3
Tenure in urban areas (%):B.1.4
Owner-occupied units  44.51% of totalB.1.4.1
Estimated Number of units completed/yearB.1.5
B.2 Housing Prices and Cost for Urban Areas or Capital City
VariableEnd of 2015End of 2014End of 2013SourcesVar ID
Median urban house price in USD:B.2.1
Median house price to median annual HH income:B.2.2
Annual average % change in median house prices:B.2.3
M2 construction cost for median quality houseB.2.4


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Notes: 2010 = 100
Notes: 2010 = 100
Notes: 40-45% for commercial banks, lower for BBS and other quasi-governmental organizations (25%)
Notes: BBS uses hybrid retail and government funding
Notes: CAHF 2015 page 37: Seven commercial banks and three statutory banks
Notes: Select Africa is making headway into Botswana microfinance industry for home improvements and home related construction Select Africa receives funding through direct payroll deposits and through external funding eg. the Soros Economic Development Fund