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Lesotho Trade Summary

2017

Lesotho exports, imports, tariff by year.

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR LESOTHO 2017

Overall Exports and Imports for Lesotho 2017

Exports and imports of Lesotho in 2017 are below, along with number of countries and products

  • The total value of exports (FoB) was 673 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) was 2,066 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 1,626 products were exported to 82 countries and 3,629 products were imported from 84 countries.

Lesotho top 5 Export and Import partners 2017

Top five countries to which Lesotho exported in 2017 are below, along with the percent of total exports that went to that country:

  1. Lesotho exports to South Africa worth US$ 331 million, with a partner share of 49.20 percent.
  2. Lesotho exports to United States worth US$ 306 million, with a partner share of 45.46 percent.
  3. Lesotho exports to Eswatini worth US$ 11 million, with a partner share of 1.70 percent.
  4. Lesotho exports to Germany worth US$ 6 million, with a partner share of 0.88 percent.
  5. Lesotho exports to Canada worth US$ 5 million, with a partner share of 0.80 percent.

Top five countries from which Lesotho imported goods in 2017 are below, along with percent of total imports that came from the country :

  1. Lesotho imports from South Africa worth US$ 1,461 million, with a partner share of 70.74 percent.
  2. Lesotho imports from China worth US$ 307 million, with a partner share of 14.84 percent.
  3. Lesotho imports from Other Asia, nes worth US$ 109 million, with a partner share of 5.29 percent.
  4. Lesotho imports from India worth US$ 52 million, with a partner share of 2.54 percent.
  5. Lesotho imports from Japan worth US$ 34 million, with a partner share of 1.63 percent.

Lesotho Top 5 Productsexports imports at HS 6 digit level 2017

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$ 94,277.21 million.
  2. Lesotho exported Women's or girls' trousers, etc, of synthetic, , worth US$ 88,713.69 million.
  3. Lesotho exported Men's or boys' shirts of man-made fibres, knitt , worth US$ 40,930.38 million.
  4. Lesotho exported T-shirts, singlets, etc, of other textiles, nes , worth US$ 34,503.03 million.
  5. Lesotho exported Jerseys, pullovers, etc, of man-made fibres, kn , worth US$ 32,657.72 million.

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

  1. Lesotho imported Articles, iron or steel, nes , worth US$ 235,288.06 million.
  2. Lesotho imported Other paraffin wax... and similar products, nes , worth US$ 191,257.84 million.
  3. Lesotho imported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 152,769.91 million.
  4. Lesotho imported Weft knits or crocheted fabrics of man-made fib , worth US$ 53,946.46 million.
  5. Lesotho imported Knitted or crocheted fabrics, =<30cm wide, non- , worth US$ 42,340.95 million.

Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2017

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 2017 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import

Tariffs 2017

Tariffs imposed by Lesotho in 2017 are below

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product was 281.96 percent.
  • The simple average tariff across all products was 2.35 percent.
  • The trade weighted average tariff was 1.43 .
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars were 1,214,867.96 and duty free tariff line items share was 86.76 percent.

Development Indicators 2017

Key Development Indicators of Lesotho in 2017 are below

  • Lesotho GDP in current US dollar was 2,307 million.
  • GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$) was 1,190.00 .
  • Lesotho Trade balance: as % of GDP was -51.43.
  • Trade balance in current US$ was -1,186.00 million.
  • Trade as percentage of GDP was 146.40 .
  • Trade in services as percentage of GDP was 21.11 .

Trade Indicators 2017

Trade Indicators for Lesotho in 2017 are below

  • Hirschman Herfindahl market concentration index was 0.23.
  • Index of export market penetration was 1.31.
  • World Growth in percentage was 5.68 and Lesotho Country Growth was 10.18 .