Lesotho Trade Summary

2019 Data

Lesotho exports, imports, tariff by year.

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR Lesotho

Overall Exports and Imports

Exportsmore »
Exports (in US$ Mil): 646
No. Of products: 1,466
No. Of partners: 72
Importsmore »
Imports (in US$ Mil): 1,364
No. Of products: 3,417
No. Of partners: 81

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Exports (US$ Thousands)  
Diamonds non-industr ...111,313.90
Women's or girls' tr ...74,524.03
Men's or boys' trous ...59,429.61
T-shirts, singlets, ...35,436.47
Jerseys, pullovers, ...32,945.94
Imports (US$ Thousands)
Petroleum oils, etc, ...168,323.86
Knitted or crocheted ...44,889.96
Other medicaments of ...31,632.09
Maize (corn) flour30,667.93
Denim, with >=85% co ...24,310.90

Top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
United States246 38.07
South Africa242 37.42
Belgium111 17.23
China18 2.75
Eswatini7 1.08
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
South Africa1,049 76.89
China84 6.17
Other Asia, nes84 6.13
India36 2.61
Japan25 1.84

Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials148 22.87 124 9.09 0.33
Intermediate goods30 4.72 346 25.35 5.29
Consumer goods423 65.43 661 48.44 1.87
Capital goods45 6.96 233 17.05 0.70

Trade Indicators

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HH Market concentration index: 0.21
Index of export market penetration: 1.37
World Growth: -1.78
Country Growth: -6.02

Tariffs

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No Of Tariff Agreement: 9
Maximum Rate (%): 3,000
Simple Average (%): 7.45
Weighted Average (%): 3.35
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand): 1,382,210.16
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%): 70.75

Development Indicators

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GDP (current US$): 2,366
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$): 1,290.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP): -47.67
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil): -1,128.00
Trade in services (% of GDP): 19.08
Trade (% of GDP): 138.65