Botswana: GDP share of agriculture

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 Botswana

Value added in the agricultural sector as percent of GDP

 Latest value 1.76
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 13.32
 Min - Max 1.74 - 43.68
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Botswana from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Botswana during that period was 13.32 percent with a minimum of 1.74 percent in 2006 and a maximum of 43.68 percent in 1968. The latest value from 2022 is 1.76 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 164 countries is 10.04 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Botswana - GDP share of agriculture - recent values

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Botswana - GDP share of agriculture - historical chart - 1960-2022




The importance of agriculture in the economy of Botswana and other countries is measured as the value added of the agricultural sector as percent of GDP. Agriculture includes forestry, hunting, and fishing, as well as the cultivation of crops and livestock production.
Definition: Agriculture, forestry, and fishing corresponds to ISIC divisions 1-3 and includes forestry, hunting, and fishing, as well as cultivation of crops and livestock production. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 4. Note: For VAB countries, gross value added at factor cost is used as the denominator.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Forest area, percent 26.7 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 45.63 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 23.07 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 1.76 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 0.36 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 258,620 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 147.3 2021 index points
 Precipitation 416 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 0.5 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 1,004 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 106.0 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 59.3 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 99.5 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 151,364.0 2021 sq. km
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