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Lesotho Trade Summary

2011

Lesotho exports, imports, tariff by year.

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR LESOTHO 2011

Overall Exports and Imports for Lesotho 2011

Exports and imports of Lesotho in 2011 are below, along with number of countries and products

  • The total value of exports (FoB) was 770 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) was 1,460 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 615 products were exported to 63 countries and 3,590 products were imported from 56 countries.

Lesotho top 5 Export and Import partners 2011

Top five countries to which Lesotho exported in 2011 are below, along with the percent of total exports that went to that country:

  1. Lesotho exports to South Africa worth US$ 346 million, with a partner share of 44.94 percent.
  2. Lesotho exports to United States worth US$ 313 million, with a partner share of 40.69 percent.
  3. Lesotho exports to Canada worth US$ 43 million, with a partner share of 5.61 percent.
  4. Lesotho exports to Belgium worth US$ 23 million, with a partner share of 3.02 percent.
  5. Lesotho exports to United Arab Emirates worth US$ 5 million, with a partner share of 0.70 percent.

Top five countries from which Lesotho imported goods in 2011 are below, along with percent of total imports that came from the country :

  1. Lesotho imports from South Africa worth US$ 1,407 million, with a partner share of 96.39 percent.
  2. Lesotho imports from India worth US$ 9 million, with a partner share of 0.64 percent.
  3. Lesotho imports from United States worth US$ 9 million, with a partner share of 0.64 percent.
  4. Lesotho imports from Zambia worth US$ 7 million, with a partner share of 0.47 percent.
  5. Lesotho imports from China worth US$ 6 million, with a partner share of 0.41 percent.

Lesotho Top 5 Productsexports imports at HS 6 digit level 2011

The top five exported HS 6 digit level products to world by Lesotho along with trade value are:

  1. Lesotho exported Men's or boys' trousers, breeches, etc, of cott , worth US$ 124,447.05 million.
  2. Lesotho exported Other unsweetened waters; ice and snow , worth US$ 67,538.86 million.
  3. Lesotho exported Women's or girls' trousers, breeches, etc, of c , worth US$ 43,325.75 million.
  4. Lesotho exported Parts for use with the apparatus of heading no. , worth US$ 39,978.60 million.
  5. Lesotho exported Women's or girls' trousers, etc, of synthetic, , worth US$ 35,223.26 million.

The top five imported HS 6 digit level products from world by Lesotho along with trade value are

  1. Lesotho imported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 156,021.46 million.
  2. Lesotho imported Cotton, not carded or combed , worth US$ 32,098.79 million.
  3. Lesotho imported Natural gas, liquefied , worth US$ 23,975.12 million.
  4. Lesotho imported Other medicaments of mixed or unmixed products, , worth US$ 22,621.84 million.
  5. Lesotho imported Maize (excl. seed) , worth US$ 19,164.09 million.

Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2011

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 2011 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import

Tariffs 2011

Tariffs imposed by Lesotho in 2011 are below

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product was 598.73 percent.
  • The simple average tariff across all products was 10.41 percent.
  • The trade weighted average tariff was 13.16 .
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars were 57,949.62 and duty free tariff line items share was 48.69 percent.

Development Indicators 2011

Key Development Indicators of Lesotho in 2011 are below

  • Lesotho GDP in current US dollar was 2,579 million.
  • GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$) was 1,360.00 .
  • Lesotho Trade balance: as % of GDP was -54.35.
  • Trade balance in current US$ was -1,402.00 million.
  • Trade as percentage of GDP was 149.80 .
  • Trade in services as percentage of GDP was 20.69 .

Trade Indicators 2011

Trade Indicators for Lesotho in 2011 are below

  • Hirschman Herfindahl market concentration index was 0.30.
  • Index of export market penetration was 1.28.
  • World Growth in percentage was 9.25 and Lesotho Country Growth was 14.81 .