Lesotho Trade

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 833
No. Of products 1,484
No. Of partners 83
Imports (in US$ Mil) 1,494
No. Of products 3,508
No. Of partners 82

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.26
Index of export market penetration1.39
World Growth-3.91
Country Growth-8.22

Service Indicators 2020

Service imports (BoP, current US$)358,984,073.33
Service exports (BoP, current US$)11,898,506.28
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)...
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)...

Lesotho top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
South Africa278 33.37
Belgium273 32.73
United States246 29.50
Germany8 1.02
Eswatini7 0.89
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
South Africa1,061 71.06
China127 8.50
Other Asia, nes83 5.52
Italy57 3.78
India49 3.26

Lesotho Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials331 39.71 142 9.53 0.32
Intermediate goods45 5.37 393 26.28 5.29
Consumer goods412 49.52 703 47.06 1.77
Capital goods45 5.38 254 17.01 0.70

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Diamonds non-industr ...272,558.63
Women's or girls' tr ...82,121.48
Men's or boys' trous ...80,862.20
Greasy wool (excl. s ...37,442.11
Women's or girls' tr ...27,108.55
Petroleum oils, etc, ...111,508.13
Prepared or preserve ...54,852.11
Knitted or crocheted ...47,974.37
Other medicaments of ...45,474.46
Instruments and appl ...43,345.83

Tariff and Trade Barriers for Lesotho

Tariffs 2020

No. Of Tariff Agreement 9
Simple Average (%) 5.81
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 1,382,214.27
Maximum Rate (%) 70.72
Weighted Average (%) 3.31
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 70.32

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index (OTRI) 2009

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - MFN Tariff (2009)0.08
Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - Applied Tariff (2009)0.04

Services Service Policy Restrictive Database (SPRD)

Services Trade Restrictions Index - Over All27.30

Non-Tariff Measures (NTM)

No Of NTM Measures...
No Of NTM Affected Products (HS 6 Digit)...

Temporary Trade Barriers Database (TTDB)

Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Simple Average...
Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Weighted Average...

World Development Indicators (WDI)

2020 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)1,845
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)1,100.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)...
Trade Balance (% of GDP)...

Doing Business

2019 Doing Business »
Ease of Doing Business Rank122
Trading Across Borders Rank40

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA)

2018 CPIA »
CPIA Trade Ratings4

Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

2016 LPI »
LPI Score2.03
LPI Rank154