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Lesotho Trade Summary

2020

Lesotho exports, imports, tariff by year.

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR LESOTHO 2020

Overall Exports and Imports for Lesotho 2020

Exports and imports of Lesotho in 2020 are below, along with number of countries and products

  • The total value of exports (FoB) was 833 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) was 1,494 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 1,484 products were exported to 83 countries and 3,508 products were imported from 82 countries.

Lesotho top 5 Export and Import partners 2020

Top five countries to which Lesotho exported in 2020 are below, along with the percent of total exports that went to that country:

  1. Lesotho exports to South Africa worth US$ 278 million, with a partner share of 33.37 percent.
  2. Lesotho exports to Belgium worth US$ 273 million, with a partner share of 32.73 percent.
  3. Lesotho exports to United States worth US$ 246 million, with a partner share of 29.50 percent.
  4. Lesotho exports to Germany worth US$ 8 million, with a partner share of 1.02 percent.
  5. Lesotho exports to Eswatini worth US$ 7 million, with a partner share of 0.89 percent.

Top five countries from which Lesotho imported goods in 2020 are below, along with percent of total imports that came from the country :

  1. Lesotho imports from South Africa worth US$ 1,061 million, with a partner share of 71.06 percent.
  2. Lesotho imports from China worth US$ 127 million, with a partner share of 8.50 percent.
  3. Lesotho imports from Other Asia, nes worth US$ 83 million, with a partner share of 5.52 percent.
  4. Lesotho imports from Italy worth US$ 57 million, with a partner share of 3.78 percent.
  5. Lesotho imports from India worth US$ 49 million, with a partner share of 3.26 percent.

Lesotho Top 5 Productsexports imports at HS 6 digit level 2020

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

  1. Lesotho exported Diamonds non-industrial unworked or simply sawn , worth US$ 272,558.63 million.
  2. Lesotho exported Women's or girls' trousers, etc, of synthetic, , worth US$ 82,121.48 million.
  3. Lesotho exported Men's or boys' trousers, breeches, etc, of cott , worth US$ 80,862.20 million.
  4. Lesotho exported Greasy wool (excl. shorn), not carded or combed , worth US$ 37,442.11 million.
  5. Lesotho exported Women's or girls' trousers, breeches, etc, of c , worth US$ 27,108.55 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$ 111,508.13 million.
  2. Lesotho imported Prepared or preserved mackerel (excl. minced) , worth US$ 54,852.11 million.
  3. Lesotho imported Knitted or crocheted fabrics, =<30cm wide, non- , worth US$ 47,974.37 million.
  4. Lesotho imported Other medicaments of mixed or unmixed products, , worth US$ 45,474.46 million.
  5. Lesotho imported Instruments and appliances used in medical or v , worth US$ 43,345.83 million.

Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2020

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 2020 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import

Tariffs 2020

Tariffs imposed by Lesotho in 2020 are below

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product was 70.72 percent.
  • The simple average tariff across all products was 5.81 percent.
  • The trade weighted average tariff was 3.31 .
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars were 1,382,214.27 and duty free tariff line items share was 70.32 percent.

Development Indicators 2020

Key Development Indicators of Lesotho in 2020 are below

  • Lesotho GDP in current US dollar was 1,845 million.
  • GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$) was 1,100.00 .
  • Lesotho Trade balance: as % of GDP was not available.
  • Trade balance in current US$ was not available.
  • Trade as percentage of GDP was not available .
  • Trade in services as percentage of GDP was 20.11 .

Trade Indicators 2020

Trade Indicators for Lesotho in 2020 are below

  • Hirschman Herfindahl market concentration index was 0.26.
  • Index of export market penetration was 1.39.
  • World Growth in percentage was -3.91 and Lesotho Country Growth was -8.22 .