Lesotho Economic Statistics and Indicators

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Economic Indicators For: Lesotho › Change country
National or Regional Currency: Loti, LSL
Year of data: 2013 › Change year
Number of Indicators Listed: 37
Full Dataset: From Year 1980 to 2018
Date of Last Update: 6th May 2013
Population: 1,924,886 (July 2011 est.) note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected
Area: total: 30,355 sq km land: 30,355 sq km water: 0 sq km
Natural Resources: water, agricultural and grazing land, diamonds, sand, clay, building stone
Capital: name: Maseru geographic coordinates: 29 19 S, 27 29 E time difference: UTC+2 (7 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Data Sources: IMF, World Bank, UN, OECD, CIA World Factbook, Internet World Statistics, The Heritage Foundation and Transparency International

Lesotho relies on remittance inflows from miners employed in South Africa and customs duties from the Southern Africa Customs union for the majority of government revenue. Its economy is still primarily based on subsistence farming, especially livestock, although drought has decreased agricultural, agrarian and farming activity. The extreme inequality in the income distribution remains a serious drawback.
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Economic Indicator Listing
  For Lesotho in year 2013 Indicator Value
GDP Growth (Constant Prices, National Currency) 3.548 %
GDP (Current Prices, National Currency)LSL 22.618 Billion.
GDP (Current Prices, US Dollars)US$ 2.616 Billion
GDP Deflator 189.251 (Index, Base Year as per country's accounts = 100)
GDP Per Capita (Constant Prices, National Currency)LSL 6,270.45 .
GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, National Currency)LSL 11,866.87 .
GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, US Dollars)US$ 1,372.36
GDP (PPP), US DollarsUS$ 4.277 Billion
GDP Per Capita (PPP), US DollarsUS$ 2,244.10
GDP Share of World Total (PPP) 0.005 %
Implied PPP Conversion Rate 5.288
Investment (% of GDP) 38.595 %
Gross National Savings (% of GDP) 28.069 %
Inflation, Average Consumer Prices (Indexed to Year 2000) 116.665 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100)
Inflation (Average Consumer Price Change %) 4.898 %
Inflation, End of Year (Indexed to Year 2000) 119.941 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100)
Inflation (End of Year Change %) 5.517 %
Import Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) 5.402 %
Import Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) 5.402 %
Export Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) 14.15 %
Export Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) 14.15 %
Value of Oil ImportsUS$ 0.166 Billions
Value of Oil ExportsUS$ 0 Billions
Population 1.906 Million
General government revenue (National Currency)LSL 13.794 Billions.
General government revenue (% of GDP) 60.987 %
General government total expenditure (National Currency)LSL 13.234 Billions.
General government total expenditure (% of GDP) 58.511 %
Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (National Currency)LSL 0.56 Billions.
Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (% of GDP) 2.475 %
General Government Balance (National Currency)LSL 0.764 Billion.
General Government Balance (% of GDP) 3.376 %
Total Government Net Debt (National Currency)LSL -0.896 Billion.
Total Government Net Debt (% of GDP) -3.963 %
Total Government Gross Debt (National Currency)LSL 9.758 Billion.
Total Government Gross Debt (% of GDP) 43.144 %
Fiscal Year Gross Domestic Product, Current PricesLSL 22.618 Billions.
Current Account Balance (US Dollars)US$ -0.331 Billion
Current Account Balance (% GDP) -12.652 %
Economic Indicators for Lesotho 2013

GDP (Constant Prices, National Currency) for Lesotho in year 2013 is LSL 11.951 Billion.

GDP Growth (Constant Prices, National Currency) for Lesotho in year 2013 is 3.548 %.

GDP (Current Prices, National Currency) for Lesotho in year 2013 is LSL 22.618 Billion.

GDP (Current Prices, US Dollars) for Lesotho in year 2013 is US$ 2.616 Billion.

GDP Deflator for Lesotho in year 2013 is 189.251 (Index, Base Year as per country's accounts = 100).

GDP Per Capita (Constant Prices, National Currency) for Lesotho in year 2013 is LSL 6,270.45 .

GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, National Currency) for Lesotho in year 2013 is LSL 11,866.87 .

GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, US Dollars) for Lesotho in year 2013 is US$ 1,372.36 .

GDP (PPP), US Dollars for Lesotho in year 2013 is US$ 4.277 Billion.

GDP Per Capita (PPP), US Dollars for Lesotho in year 2013 is US$ 2,244.10 .

GDP Share of World Total (PPP) for Lesotho in year 2013 is 0.005 %.

Implied PPP Conversion Rate for Lesotho in year 2013 is 5.288 .

Investment (% of GDP) for Lesotho in year 2013 is 38.595 %.

Gross National Savings (% of GDP) for Lesotho in year 2013 is 28.069 %.

Inflation, Average Consumer Prices (Indexed to Year 2000) for Lesotho in year 2013 is 116.665 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100).

Inflation (Average Consumer Price Change %) for Lesotho in year 2013 is 4.898 %.

Inflation, End of Year (Indexed to Year 2000) for Lesotho in year 2013 is 119.941 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100).

Inflation (End of Year Change %) for Lesotho in year 2013 is 5.517 %.

Import Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) for Lesotho in year 2013 is 5.402 %.

Import Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) for Lesotho in year 2013 is 5.402 %.

Export Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) for Lesotho in year 2013 is 14.15 %.

Export Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) for Lesotho in year 2013 is 14.15 %.

Value of Oil Imports for Lesotho in year 2013 is US$ 0.166 Billions.

Value of Oil Exports for Lesotho in year 2013 is US$ 0 Billions.

Population for Lesotho in year 2013 is 1.906 Million .

General government revenue (National Currency) for Lesotho in year 2013 is LSL 13.794 Billions.

General government revenue (% of GDP) for Lesotho in year 2013 is 60.987 %.

General government total expenditure (National Currency) for Lesotho in year 2013 is LSL 13.234 Billions.

General government total expenditure (% of GDP) for Lesotho in year 2013 is 58.511 %.

Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (National Currency) for Lesotho in year 2013 is LSL 0.56 Billions.

Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (% of GDP) for Lesotho in year 2013 is 2.475 %.

General Government Balance (National Currency) for Lesotho in year 2013 is LSL 0.764 Billion.

General Government Balance (% of GDP) for Lesotho in year 2013 is 3.376 %.

Total Government Net Debt (National Currency) for Lesotho in year 2013 is LSL -0.896 Billion.

Total Government Net Debt (% of GDP) for Lesotho in year 2013 is -3.963 %.

Total Government Gross Debt (National Currency) for Lesotho in year 2013 is LSL 9.758 Billion.

Total Government Gross Debt (% of GDP) for Lesotho in year 2013 is 43.144 %.

Fiscal Year Gross Domestic Product, Current Prices for Lesotho in year 2013 is LSL 22.618 Billions.

Current Account Balance (US Dollars) for Lesotho in year 2013 is US$ -0.331 Billion.

Current Account Balance (% GDP) for Lesotho in year 2013 is -12.652 %.

* Source: IMF
Aggregate Indicators for Lesotho
Indicators
  Geography (Location, geographic coordinates, map references, area, terrain, elevation extremes, borders, coastline and maritime claims) for Lesotho
  Climate and Environment (climate, environmental issues, environmental agreements, natural hazards) for Lesotho
  Natural Resources, Agricultural Products, Land Use and Water Use for Lesotho
  Telephone Statistics: Number of Fixed Lines, Mobile Phone Penetration Rate for Lesotho
  Age Structure, Median Age, Gender and Urbanization for Lesotho
  Population Growth Rate, Birth Rate, Death Rate, Net Migration Rate for Lesotho
  Life Expectancy Rate, Infant Mortality Rate and Total Fertility Rate for Lesotho
  HIV, AIDS and Other Major Infectious Disease Rates for Lesotho
  Nationality, Ethnic Groups, Languages and Religions for Lesotho
  Literacy Rate, Educational Expenditure and School Life Expectancy for Lesotho
  Gross Domestic Product (PPP, Official Exchange Rate, Real Growth Rate and Per Capita) for Lesotho
  Labor Force by Occupation for Lesotho
  Poverty Line, Gini Index, Household Income and Consumption for Lesotho
  National Budget and Public Debt for Lesotho
  Bank Rates (Commercial Bank Prime Lending Rate, Central Bank Discount Rate) for Lesotho
  Stock of Money, Stock of Quasi Money, Stock of Domestic Credit for Lesotho
  Stock Market Capitalization: Market Value of Publicly Traded Shares for Lesotho
  Industries and Industrial Growth Production Rate for Lesotho
  Electricity Production, Electricity Consumption, Electricity Exports and Electricity Imports for Lesotho
  Oil Production, Proven Oil Reserves, Oil Consumption, Oil Exports and Oil Imports for Lesotho
  Natural Gas Production, Proven Natural Gas Reserves, Natural Gas Consumption, Natural Gas Exports and Natural Gas Imports for Lesotho
  Trade Statistics, Export Statistics, Export Partners and Products, Import Statistics, Import Partners and Products for Lesotho
  Foreign Exchange Reserves and Gold Reserves for Lesotho
  FDI Statistics (Foreign Direct Investment at Home/ Inbound FDI, Foreign Direct Investment Abroad/ Outbound FDI) for Lesotho
  Exchange Rate Statistics for Lesotho
  Television and Radio Statistics (TV Stats, Radio Stats) for Lesotho
  Internet Statistics (Internet Users, Internet Hosts, Country TLD) for Lesotho
  Airport Statistics (Paved Runway Airports, Unpaved Runway Airports, Heliports) for Lesotho
  Transport Statistics (Railways, Roadways, Waterways, Ports and Terminals, Airports, Merchant Marine) for Lesotho
  Military Statistics (Military Expenditure, Military Branches, Service Age and Obligation, Manpower Available and Fit for Military Service) for Lesotho
  Disputes, Refugees, Human Trafficking and Illicit Drug Production for Lesotho
* Source: CIA
Internet Indicators for Lesotho
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  Number of Internet Users for Lesotho
  Internet Penetration Rate for Lesotho
  Number of Facebook Accounts for Lesotho
  Facebook Penetration Rate for Lesotho
* Source: IWS
Economic Freedom Indicators for Lesotho
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  Economic Freedom World Rank for Lesotho
  Economic Freedom Regional Ranking for Lesotho
  Business Freedom for Lesotho
  Trade Freedom for Lesotho
  Fiscal Freedom for Lesotho
  Government Spending for Lesotho
  Monetary Freedom for Lesotho
  Investment Freedom for Lesotho
  Financial Freedom for Lesotho
  Property Rights for Lesotho
  Freedom from Corruption for Lesotho
  Labor Freedom for Lesotho
  Tariff Rate for Lesotho
  Income Tax Rate for Lesotho
  Corporate Tax Rate for Lesotho
  Tax Burden % of GDP for Lesotho
  Government Expenditure % of GDP for Lesotho
* Source: HFO
Lesotho Economic Indicators in other Years
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