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Lesotho Trade Summary

2014

Lesotho exports, imports, tariff by year.

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR LESOTHO 2014

Overall Exports and Imports for Lesotho 2014

Exports and imports of Lesotho in 2014 are below, along with number of countries and products

  • The total value of exports (FoB) was 818 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) was 1,424 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 1,254 products were exported to 22 countries and 3,509 products were imported from 74 countries.

Lesotho top 5 Export and Import partners 2014

Top five countries to which Lesotho exported in 2014 are below, along with the percent of total exports that went to that country:

  1. Lesotho exports to Belgium worth US$ 377 million, with a partner share of 46.06 percent.
  2. Lesotho exports to United States worth US$ 248 million, with a partner share of 30.28 percent.
  3. Lesotho exports to South Africa worth US$ 188 million, with a partner share of 23.02 percent.
  4. Lesotho exports to United Kingdom worth US$ 1 million, with a partner share of 0.11 percent.
  5. Lesotho exports to Eswatini worth US$ 1 million, with a partner share of 0.08 percent.

Top five countries from which Lesotho imported goods in 2014 are below, along with percent of total imports that came from the country :

  1. Lesotho imports from South Africa worth US$ 1,151 million, with a partner share of 80.84 percent.
  2. Lesotho imports from Other Asia, nes worth US$ 100 million, with a partner share of 7.05 percent.
  3. Lesotho imports from China worth US$ 41 million, with a partner share of 2.89 percent.
  4. Lesotho imports from India worth US$ 23 million, with a partner share of 1.58 percent.
  5. Lesotho imports from Japan worth US$ 21 million, with a partner share of 1.48 percent.

Lesotho Top 5 Productsexports imports at HS 6 digit level 2014

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

  1. Lesotho exported Diamond dust or powder , worth US$ 376,860.80 million.
  2. Lesotho exported Men's or boys' trousers, breeches, etc, of cott , worth US$ 67,749.60 million.
  3. Lesotho exported Mineral waters and aerated waters, unsweetened , worth US$ 58,732.34 million.
  4. Lesotho exported Women's or girls' trousers, etc, of synthetic, , worth US$ 28,769.34 million.
  5. Lesotho exported Jerseys, pullovers, etc, of man-made fibres, kn , worth US$ 26,659.73 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$ 126,542.32 million.
  2. Lesotho imported Automobiles with reciprocating piston engine di , worth US$ 36,109.97 million.
  3. Lesotho imported Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminou , worth US$ 32,392.95 million.
  4. Lesotho imported Looped pile fabrics of man-made fibres, knitted , worth US$ 26,703.34 million.
  5. Lesotho imported Self-adhesive tape, plates, strip..., in rolls, , worth US$ 19,228.34 million.

Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2014

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 2014 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import

Tariffs 2014

Tariffs imposed by Lesotho in 2014 are below

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product was 359.90 percent.
  • The simple average tariff across all products was 3.19 percent.
  • The trade weighted average tariff was 2.43 .
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars were 1,486,010.78 and duty free tariff line items share was 78.62 percent.

Development Indicators 2014

Key Development Indicators of Lesotho in 2014 are below

  • Lesotho GDP in current US dollar was 2,441 million.
  • GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$) was 1,350.00 .
  • Lesotho Trade balance: as % of GDP was -49.99.
  • Trade balance in current US$ was -1,220.00 million.
  • Trade as percentage of GDP was 126.29 .
  • Trade in services as percentage of GDP was 14.71 .

Trade Indicators 2014

Trade Indicators for Lesotho in 2014 are below

  • Hirschman Herfindahl market concentration index was 0.29.
  • Index of export market penetration was 1.25.
  • World Growth in percentage was 0.12 and Lesotho Country Growth was 5.30 .