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Lesotho Trade Summary

2012

Lesotho exports, imports, tariff by year.

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR LESOTHO 2012

Overall Exports and Imports for Lesotho 2012

Exports and imports of Lesotho in 2012 are below, along with number of countries and products

  • The total value of exports (FoB) was 678 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) was 1,594 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 637 products were exported to 48 countries and 3,599 products were imported from 62 countries.

Lesotho top 5 Export and Import partners 2012

Top five countries to which Lesotho exported in 2012 are below, along with the percent of total exports that went to that country:

  1. Lesotho exports to South Africa worth US$ 321 million, with a partner share of 47.32 percent.
  2. Lesotho exports to United States worth US$ 298 million, with a partner share of 43.90 percent.
  3. Lesotho exports to Belgium worth US$ 22 million, with a partner share of 3.19 percent.
  4. Lesotho exports to United Arab Emirates worth US$ 11 million, with a partner share of 1.64 percent.
  5. Lesotho exports to Canada worth US$ 6 million, with a partner share of 0.86 percent.

Top five countries from which Lesotho imported goods in 2012 are below, along with percent of total imports that came from the country :

  1. Lesotho imports from South Africa worth US$ 1,418 million, with a partner share of 88.93 percent.
  2. Lesotho imports from Other Asia, nes worth US$ 75 million, with a partner share of 4.70 percent.
  3. Lesotho imports from China worth US$ 44 million, with a partner share of 2.79 percent.
  4. Lesotho imports from Hong Kong, China worth US$ 12 million, with a partner share of 0.73 percent.
  5. Lesotho imports from India worth US$ 8 million, with a partner share of 0.49 percent.

Lesotho Top 5 Productsexports imports at HS 6 digit level 2012

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$ 84,625.29 million.
  2. Lesotho exported Other unsweetened waters; ice and snow , worth US$ 64,459.85 million.
  3. Lesotho exported Parts for use with the apparatus of heading no. , worth US$ 34,717.67 million.
  4. Lesotho exported Greasy wool (excl. shorn), not carded or combed , worth US$ 34,610.04 million.
  5. Lesotho exported Women's or girls' trousers, etc, of synthetic, , worth US$ 34,268.31 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$ 150,928.85 million.
  2. Lesotho imported Sacks and bags (incl. cones) of polymers of eth , worth US$ 29,991.62 million.
  3. Lesotho imported Cotton, not carded or combed , worth US$ 29,050.48 million.
  4. Lesotho imported Denim, with >=85% cotton, >200g/m2 , worth US$ 27,290.34 million.
  5. Lesotho imported Self-adhesive tape, plates, strip..., in rolls, , worth US$ 25,216.72 million.

Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2012

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 2012 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import

Tariffs 2012

Tariffs imposed by Lesotho in 2012 are below

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product was 536.67 percent.
  • The simple average tariff across all products was 9.26 percent.
  • The trade weighted average tariff was 13.08 .
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars were 39,270.64 and duty free tariff line items share was 50.78 percent.

Development Indicators 2012

Key Development Indicators of Lesotho in 2012 are below

  • Lesotho GDP in current US dollar was 2,478 million.
  • GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$) was 1,500.00 .
  • Lesotho Trade balance: as % of GDP was -66.62.
  • Trade balance in current US$ was -1,651.00 million.
  • Trade as percentage of GDP was 150.21 .
  • Trade in services as percentage of GDP was 19.90 .

Trade Indicators 2012

Trade Indicators for Lesotho in 2012 are below

  • Hirschman Herfindahl market concentration index was 0.28.
  • Index of export market penetration was 1.27.
  • World Growth in percentage was -0.01 and Lesotho Country Growth was -6.94 .