Lesotho Trade at a Glance : Most Recent Values

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 678
No. Of products 637
No. Of partners 48
Imports (in US$ Mil) 1,594
No. Of products 3,599
No. Of partners 62

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.28
Index of export market penetration1.26
World Growth0.03
Country Growth-6.93

Service Indicators

Service imports (BoP, current US$)290,416,881.65
Service exports (BoP, current US$)45,018,028.99
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 Africa321 47.32
United States298 43.90
Belgium22 3.19
United Arab Emirates11 1.64
Canada6 0.86
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
South Africa1,418 88.93
Other Asia, nes75 4.70
China44 2.79
Hong Kong, China12 0.73
India8 0.49

Lesotho Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials71 10.45 153 9.62 6.47
Intermediate goods40 5.96 375 23.51 15.06
Consumer goods520 76.63 762 47.81 13.90
Capital goods45 6.66 243 15.22 2.87

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Men's or boys' trous ...84,625.29
Other unsweetened wa ...64,459.85
Parts for use with t ...34,717.67
Greasy wool (excl. s ...34,610.04
Women's or girls' tr ...34,268.31
Petroleum oils, etc, ...150,928.85
Sacks and bags (incl ...29,991.62
Cotton, not carded o ...29,050.48
Denim, with >=85% co ...27,290.34
Self-adhesive tape, ...25,216.72

Tariff and Trade Barriers for Lesotho

Tariffs 2012

No. Of Tariff Agreement 4
Simple Average (%) 9.26
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 39,270.64
Maximum Rate (%) 536.67
Weighted Average (%) 13.08
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 50.78

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)

2016 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)2,200
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)1,210.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)...
Trade Balance (% of GDP)...

Doing Business

2018 Doing Business »
Ease of Doing Business Rank104
Trading Across Borders Rank40

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA)

2016 CPIA »
CPIA Trade Ratings4

Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

2016 LPI »
LPI Score2.03
LPI Rank154