Work hard and you will find success

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Recovering diamond sales helps ease Botswana’s trade deficit

06 july 2009

Botswana's Central Statistics Office says the recovery in diamond sales has seen the country’s trade deficit ease-off, heralding an economic recovery.
The office reported that Botswana’s exports were valued at BWP2 billion (USD1=BWP6.8) last April up 26.9 percent from BWP1.5 billion in March.
The increase in total exports were attributed to higher diamond sales of BWP1.5 billion from BWP823.4 million in March as the market started showing signs of recovery from the effects of the global economic downturn.
The southern African country, which is regarded as the world’s leading diamond producer by value, recorded a BWP2.6 billion trade deficit in 2008 as imports outweighed exports due to a heavy slump in diamond sales in the last quarter of the year.
The noted recovery defies earlier projections by Finance ministry that diamond revenue would plunge by about 50 percent this year.
"There is optimism that the recovery of the market has begun and there are indications that prices could be firming as well and hopefully we will get back to our normal average sales of around USD300 million a month," Debswana managing director Blackie Marole was quoted as saying by local media.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Rough&Polished from Namibia