Botswana


The Housing Finance Sector data for Botswana extends back to 2007. Please click on the Research Center tab above to access data for previous years not shown.

Botswana: Statistical Data At-A-Glance
IndicatorDataYearSource
Total population2.26 million2015WDI
Urban population (% of total)57.44% of total2015WDI
GDP, current prices (U.S. dollars)12,860 USD (millions)2015WEO
GDP based on PPP per capita GDP (Current international dollar)16,368.19 USD 2015WEO
Inflation, end of period consumer prices (Percent change)3.1%2015WEO
Average bank deposit rate2.5%2015IFS
Lending rate7.95%2015IFS
Owner-occupied units44.51% of total2003Central Statistics Office
Total amount of home mortgage loans outstanding at the end of year in millions of USD:1,012.13 USD (millions)2015Bank of Botswana
Total amount of home mortgage loans outstanding at the end of year as % of GDP (current)7.87%2015Bank of Botswana
Typical LTV at origination902016Botswana Building Society
Typical pmt-to-income ratio (HH income)40%2009Berge and Jing
Retail funding (deposits/other)primary2015Bank of Botswana
Other secondary2013Finmark
Typical number of days needed for the transfer of title152015WDI

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Botswana Housing Corporation (BHC)
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Botswana Housing Corporation is a parastatal under the Ministry of Lands & Housing. The Corporation was established by an Act of Parliament in 1971. In brief, the Corporation's Mandate as outlined under section 14 of the HS Act is as follows:

  1. To provide for the housing, office and other building needs of the government and local authorities
  2. To provide for and to assist and to make arrangements for other persons to meet the requirements of statement (1)
  3. To undertake and carry-out and to make arrangements for other persons to undertake and carry-out building schemes in Botswana