BWP to PHP

BWP - Botswanan Pula (P)
PHP - Philippine Piso ()
1 BWP1 PHP

Currency conversion rates from BWP to PHP

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1 BWP1 PHP
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1 PHP1 BWP
5 PHP5 BWP
10 PHP10 BWP
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BWP - Botswanan Pula (BWP)

Botswanan Pula

The official currency of Botswana is the Botswana Pula (BWP). The Pula is divided into 100 thebe. The symbol for the Pula is P. The Pula is rated as one of the strongest currencies in Africa.

The Botswana Pula is the currency in Botswana (BW, BWA). The symbol for BWP can be written P. The Botswana Pula is divided into 100 thebe. The exchange rate for the Botswana Pula was last updated on Today from The International Monetary Fund. The BWP conversion factor has 6 significant digits.

Economy

  • From 1966 to 1999 Botswana had the highest growth rate in the world. The estimated growth rate during that time period was 9%.
  • Botswana has been maintaining budget surpluses and they have a large foreign exchange reserve.
  • The mining industry plays an important part in the economic growth and accounts for 36% of the GDP.
  • Agriculture in the country is low and accounts for only 1% of the total GDP.
  • Top industries are textiles, salt, diamonds, soda ash, nickel, potash, livestock processing, and copper.
  • Export products are soda ash, textiles, meat, copper, diamonds, and nickel.
  • The top export product of Botswana is diamonds.
  • Import products are electrical goods, textiles, paper products, wood, petroleum and fuel products, machinery, and foodstuffs.
  • Unemployment is estimated at 7%.
  • Botswana’s military expenditures are considered high and are criticized by the international market.
  • 70% of the country’s electricity is imported from South Africa.

History

  • In 1976, the Pula was introduced to replace the South African Rand. Banknotes were printed in denominations of 10, 5, 2, and 1 Pula.
  • In 1978, the first 20-pula note was introduced.
  • From 1991 to 1994, the 1-pula banknotes and 2-pula banknotes were replaced by coins.
  • In 2000, the 5-pula banknote was replaced with a coin. The original banknotes were discontinued and are no longer part of the currency.
  • In 2009, the latest Pula notes were introduced and the first 200-pula note was introduced.

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PHP - Philippine Piso ()

The Philippine peso is the official currency of Philippines. It is commonly depicted by the symbol ₱. Written abbreviations include: PhP, Php, P$, or P. The official currency code for the peso is PHP.

The Peso is the foreign currency of the Philippines. It's subdivided into one hundred centavos. Prior to 1967, English was used on all notes and coins, hence the term “peso” was used as the name of the currency in the Philippines. When Filipino was introduced as a written language, the term used on notes and coins became “piso”.

The Philippine Peso is the currency in Philippines (PH, PHL). The symbol for PHP can be written P. The Philippine Peso is divided into 100 centavos. The exchange rate for the Philippine Peso was last updated on Today from The International Monetary Fund. The PHP conversion factor has 6 significant digits.

Economy

  • The Philippines is estimated to be the 45th largest economy in the world, with a GDP of USD$216 billion (2011). Major exports includes semiconductors and other electrical components, transport equipment, clothing, copper and petroleum products and fruits.
  • In recent times, the Philippines has been transitioning from a agricultural-based economy to one that increasingly relies on services and manufacturing. Agriculture now only accounts for roughly 30% of the workforce and about 14% of GDP.
  • The economy of the Philippines was the second largest in East Asia after World War II. However the economy stagnated until the 1990s, based on economic policies and political volatility, and other Asian countries surpassed the Philippines in terms of GDP growth.
  • In the 1990s, a new program of economic liberalization was introduced, leading to economic recovery until the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis.

History

  • Prior to the introduction of a formal currency, trade in the Philippines was performed using a barter system, and later on “piloncitos” (small pieces of gold) and gold barter rings.
  • The Spanish introduced coins to the Philippines when they colonized the country in 1521. However, the coins used by Filipino people were minted in various Spanish countries around the world, leading to major inconsistencies in purity and weight.
  • In 1861, the first mint was established in order to standardized coinage.
  • After the Philippines gained independence in 1898, the country’s first local currency was introduced, replacing the Spanish-Filipino Peso.
  • The United States captured the Philippines in 1901, and established a new unit of currency that was pegged to exactly half of a US Dollar in 1903.
  • During World War II, the Philippines was occupied by Japan, and new notes were introduced yet again.
  • The Central Bank of the Philippines was established in 1949, leading to the reintroduction of a formal Filipino currency.

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