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Lesotho Trade

Latest trade data available from various sources.

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR Lesotho

Overall Exports and Imports for Lesotho 2017

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

Top 5 Products exports 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:

  • Lesotho exported Men's or boys' trousers, breeches, etc, of cott , worth US$ 94,277.21 million.
  • Lesotho exported Women's or girls' trousers, etc, of synthetic, , worth US$ 88,713.69 million.
  • Lesotho exported Men's or boys' shirts of man-made fibres, knitt , worth US$ 40,930.38 million.
  • Lesotho exported T-shirts, singlets, etc, of other textiles, nes , worth US$ 34,503.03 million.
  • 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

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

Lesotho top 5 Export and Import partners 2017

The top five countries to which Lesotho exported 2017 along with the partner share in percentage are:

  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.

The top five countries to which Lesotho imported goods 2017 along with the share in percentage are

  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 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.


Tariff and Trade Barriers

Tariffs 2017

Tariffs imposed by Lesotho in 2017 are below.

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

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index (OTRI) 2009

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  • Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - Applied Tariff for the year 2009 is 0.04.
  • Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - MFN Tariff for the year 2009 is 0.08.

Non-Tariff Measures (NTM)

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  • No Of NTM Measures is not available.
  • No Of NTM Affected Products (HS 6 Digit) is not available.

Temporary Trade Barriers Database (TTDB) .

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  • Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Simple Average for the year is not available.
  • Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Weighted Average for the year is not available.

Lesotho World Development Indicators (WDI) 2019

Key Development Indicators of Lesotho in 2019 are below

WDI

Lesotho Doing Business 2019

  • The ease of doing business rank for Lesotho is 122.
  • The trade across border rank is 40.
Doing Business

Lesotho Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA), 2018

  • The CPIA Trade Ratings for 2018 is 4.
CPIA

LesothoLogistics Performance Index (LPI) 2016

  • The LPI score for Lesotho in 2016 is 2.03.
  • The LPI rank is 154.
LPI

Lesotho Services Service Policy Restrictive Database (SPRD)

  • Services Trade Restrictions Index (Over All) for Lesotho is 27.30.
SPRD