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Lesotho

Lesotho ( (listen), Sotho pronunciation: [lɪˈsʊːtʰʊ]), officially the Kingdom of Lesotho (Sotho: 'Muso oa Lesotho), is an enclaved country within the border of South Africa. Along with Vatican City and San Marino, it is one of only three independent states completely surrounded by the territory of another country. Additionally, it is the only such state outside the Italian peninsula, and the only one that is not a microstate. Lesotho is just over 30,000 km2 (11,583 sq mi) and has a population of around 2 million. Its capital and largest city is Maseru. The official language is Sesotho. Lesotho was previously the British Crown Colony of Basutoland, but it declared independence from the United Kingdom on 4 October 1966. It is now a fully sovereign state and is a member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations, the African Union, and the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The name Lesotho roughly translates to "the land of the people who speak Sesotho".
  • Last : 18,990.2
  • High : 19,329.3
  • Low : 18,347
  • Max Fluctuation : 114.3
  • Max Fluctuation % : 2.7%
  • Open : 18,914.6
  • Time : 19:56:47
  • Yesterday : 18,886.7
  • Change % : 0.55%
  • Change : 103.5
  • Last : 1,827.99
  • High : 1,832.33
  • Low : 1,807.6
  • Max Fluctuation : 3.48
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0.35%
  • Open : 1,814.69
  • Time : 19:56:36
  • Yesterday : 1,814.51
  • Change % : 0.74%
  • Change : 13.48
  • Last : 45.46
  • High : 45.47
  • Low : 43.92
  • Max Fluctuation : 0.22
  • Max Fluctuation % : 2.55%
  • Open : 44.55
  • Time : 19:55:59
  • Yesterday : 44.55
  • Change % : 2.04%
  • Change : 0.91
  • Last : 0.8276
  • High : 0.8306
  • Low : 0.8261
  • Max Fluctuation : -
  • Max Fluctuation % : -
  • Open : 0.8295
  • Time : 19:51:11
  • Yesterday : 0.8295
  • Change % : 0.23%
  • Change : 0.0019

Lesotho Currency Markets

Indicator Value Previous Low High Change Change % Time Chart
EUR/LSL Ask 18.3142 18.5475 18.2944 18.5872 0.02 0.11% 2020/12/02 Time 19:56
LSL/USD Ask 0.0652 0.0649 0.0649 0.0654 0.00 0.00% 2020/12/02 Time 19:56
USD/LSL Ask 15.3631 15.35 15.2363 15.4395 0.09 0.58% 2020/12/02 Time 19:51
GBP/LSL Ask 20.4013 - 20.4013 20.4013 0.02 0.10% 2020/12/02 Time 2:07
LSL/GBP Ask 0.0488 - 0.0488 0.0488 0.00 0.20% 2020/12/02 Time 2:07

Economic Indicators + Forecasts

  • Actual

  • Forecast

Indicator Last Time Previous Range Frequency Metric

Balance of Trade

-3234.50 19 Sep -2588 -3385 : -747 Quarterly Sep/19

CPI Transportation

114.53 20 Sep 114 72.59 : 115 Monthly

Competitiveness Index

0 19 Dec 42.32 3.19 : 42.9 Yearly

Competitiveness Rank

0 19 Dec 130 101 : 137 Yearly

Consumer Price Index Cpi

0 20 Sep 121 50.89 : 121 Monthly

Corporate Tax Rate

25.00 20 Dec 25 25 : 35 Yearly

Corruption Index

0 19 Dec 41 32 : 49 Yearly

Corruption Rank

0 19 Dec 78 55 : 92 Yearly

Cpi Housing Utilities

0 20 Sep 122 70.7 : 127 Monthly

Credit Rating

0 20 Nov : Monthly 30

Currency

15.37 20 Nov 15.26 -0.39 : 19.33 Daily

Current Account

-730.40 19 Sep -41.9 -1748 : 1225 Quarterly

Current Account to GDP

-0.30 18 Dec -6.2 -39.67 : 14.65 Yearly Dec/18

Deposit Interest Rate

3.58 20 Jun 3.58 2.34 : 13.34 Monthly

Ease of Doing Business

0 19 Dec 106 100 : 143 Yearly

Exports

3420.90 19 Sep 3917 477 : 4254 Quarterly

External Debt

0 20 Jun 13688 3933 : 14905 Quarterly

Food Inflation

12.90 20 Aug 12.3 0.67 : 18.72 Monthly

GDP

2.46 19 Dec 2.58 0.03 : 2.62 Yearly

GDP Annual Growth Rate

-15.70 20 Jun 1 -15.7 : 26.4 Quarterly

GDP Constant Prices

0 20 Jun 5356 3490 : 6202 Quarterly

GDP From Agriculture

0 20 Jun 268 177 : 557 Quarterly

GDP From Construction

0 20 Jun 314 161 : 481 Quarterly

GDP From Manufacturing

0 20 Jun 604 456 : 807 Quarterly

GDP From Mining

0 20 Jun 138 102 : 356 Quarterly

GDP From Public Administration

0 20 Jun 866 406 : 1373 Quarterly

GDP From Services

0 20 Jun 625 319 : 886 Quarterly

GDP From Transport

0 20 Jun 139 97.51 : 167 Quarterly

GDP From Utilities

0 20 Jun 327 166 : 367 Quarterly

GDP Per Capita Ppp

2767.70 19 Dec 2748 1284 : 2843 Yearly

GDP per capita

1384.20 19 Dec 1375 262 : 1422 Yearly

Government Budget

-3.70 18 Dec -4 -9.5 : 11.6 Yearly

Government Debt to GDP

40.90 18 Dec 35.6 35.6 : 88.66 Yearly Dec/18

IP Addresses

0 17 Mar 8572 254 : 40838 Quarterly

Imports

6655.40 19 Sep 6506 1337 : 6655 Quarterly

Inflation Rate

5.60 20 Oct 5.9 2 : 35.14 Monthly Oct/20

Inflation Rate Mom

0.70 20 Aug 0.7 -0.4 : 1.5 Monthly

Interest Rate

3.50 20 Nov 3.5 3.5 : 20.42 Daily Nov/20

Internet Speed

0 17 Mar 9368 127 : 9368 Quarterly

Military Expenditure

48.00 18 Dec 52.6 7.2 : 56.6 Yearly

Money Supply M0

0 20 Jun 6808 702 : 7777 Quarterly

Money Supply M1

0 20 Jun 5774 1396 : 6573 Quarterly

Money Supply M2

0 20 Jun 12583 2191 : 13793 Quarterly

Personal Income Tax Rate

30.00 18 Dec 30 30 : 35 Yearly

Population

2.13 19 Dec 2.11 0.84 : 2.13 Yearly Dec/19

Terrorism Index

0 18 Dec 0.19 0 : 1.47 Yearly

Unemployment Rate

23.50 19 Dec 23.6 22.96 : 44.16 Yearly Dec/19
Indicator Actual Q2/19 Q3/19 Q4/19 Q1/20 2020 Metric
Balance of Trade -3234.50 -2300 -2300 -2300 -2300 -2093 Sep/19
CPI Transportation 114.53 120 115 120 116 122
Corporate Tax Rate 25.00 25 25 25 25 25
Currency 15.37 15.57 15.73 15.9 15.41 16.23
Current Account -730.40 150 150 150 150 -200
Current Account to GDP -0.30 -8.7 -8.7 -8.7 -11 -8.7 Dec/18
Deposit Interest Rate 3.58 3.58 3.33 3.08 2.6 2.6
Exports 3420.90 4300 4300 4300 4300 4400
Food Inflation 12.90 8.3 6.5 7 10 7.1
GDP 2.46 2.3 2.3 2.3 1.8 2.3
GDP Annual Growth Rate -15.70 2.1 3 3.2 -6 4
GDP Per Capita Ppp 2767.70 2450 2450 2450 2300 2450
GDP per capita 1384.20 1370 1370 1370 1300 1370
Government Budget -3.70 -5 -5 -5 -8 -5
Government Debt to GDP 40.90 56 56 56 60 56 Dec/18
Imports 6655.40 6600 6600 6600 6600 6493
Inflation Rate 5.60 4.8 4.5 4.8 5 5.2 Oct/20
Inflation Rate Mom 0.70 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.6 0.5
Interest Rate 3.50 3.25 3 3 3.5 3 Nov/20
Military Expenditure 48.00 50 50 50 50 52
Personal Income Tax Rate 30.00 30 30 30 30 30
Population 2.13 2.15 2.15 2.15 2.15 2.17 Dec/19
Unemployment Rate 23.50 24 24 24 24.3 24 Dec/19