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Lesotho

Lesotho ( (listen) lə-SOO-too, Sotho pronunciation: [lɪˈsʊːtʰʊ]), officially the Kingdom of Lesotho (Sotho: Naha ea Lesotho), is a landlocked country enclaved by South Africa. It is a mountainous country situated in the Maloti Mountains, and contains the highest mountains in Southern Africa. Lesotho has an area of just over 30,000 km2 (11,600 sq mi) and has a population of about 2 million. Its capital and largest city is Maseru. The official languages are Sesotho and English. Lesotho was previously the British Crown Colony of Basutoland, and 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 "land of the Sotho".
  • Last : 24,401.26
  • High : 24,413.95
  • Low : 24,221.50
  • Max Fluctuation : 73.98
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0.11%
  • Open : 24,282.46
  • Time : 05:57:34
  • Yesterday : 24,282.46
  • Change % : 0.49%
  • Change : 118.8
  • Last : 1,797.57
  • High : 1,802.3
  • Low : 1,797.43
  • Max Fluctuation : 1.1
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0.19%
  • Open : 1,802.2
  • Time : 05:57:51
  • Yesterday : 1,803.64
  • Change % : 0.34%
  • Change : 6.07
  • Last : 91.42
  • High : 91.98
  • Low : 91.22
  • Max Fluctuation : 0.64
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0.22%
  • Open : 91.27
  • Time : 05:57:51
  • Yesterday : 91.88
  • Change % : 0.5%
  • Change : 0.46
  • Last : 0.9751
  • High : 0.9754
  • Low : 0.9741
  • Max Fluctuation : -
  • Max Fluctuation % : -
  • Open : 0.9748
  • Time : 05:57:22
  • Yesterday : 0.9747
  • Change % : 0.04%
  • Change : 0.0004

Lesotho Currency Markets

Indicator Value Previous Low High Change Change % Time Chart
USD/LSL Ask 16.2164 16.22 16.1982 16.23 0.05 0.33% 2022/08/15 Time 5:57
EUR/LSL Ask 16.6528 16.6406 16.5914 16.6534 0.02 0.12% 2022/08/15 Time 5:51
ZAR/LSL Ask 1.0029 - 0.9922 1.004 0.00 0.00% 2022/06/01 Time 23:03
GBP/LSL Ask 19.5198 - 19.5198 19.5198 0.00 0.00% 2022/06/01 Time 16:05
LSL/GBP Ask 0.0511 - 0.0511 0.0511 0.00 0.00% 2022/06/01 Time 16:05
LSL/USD Ask 0.0644 - 0.064 0.0644 0.00 0.00% 2022/06/01 Time 16:05

Economic Indicators + Forecasts

  • Actual

  • Forecast

Indicator Last Time Previous Metric
Balance of Trade
-2661 21 Sep -2935 LSL Million
CPI Housing Utilities
155 22 Jun 151 points
CPI Transportation
142 22 Jun 139 points
Competitiveness Index
42.9 19 Dec 42.32 Points
Competitiveness Rank
131 19 Dec 130
Consumer Price Index CPI
137 22 Jun 136 points
Corporate Tax Rate
25 21 Dec 25 percent
Corruption Index
38 21 Dec 41 Points
Corruption Rank
96 21 Dec 83
Credit Rating
30 22 Aug
Currency
16.15 22 Aug 16.21
Current Account
-522 21 Sep -684 LSL Million
Current Account to GDP
-2.8 21 Dec -2.1 percent of GDP
Deposit Interest Rate
3.53 21 Oct 3.53 percent
Ease of Doing Business
122 19 Dec 106
Exports
3997 21 Sep 3724 LSL Million
External Debt
13874 22 Mar 14427 Million LSL
Food Inflation
8.4 22 Jun 7.4 percent
GDP
2.52 21 Dec 2.25 USD Billion
GDP Annual Growth Rate
2.86 22 Mar 1.48 percent
GDP Constant Prices
5273 21 Dec 5146 LSL Million
GDP From Agriculture
316 21 Dec 256 LSL Million
GDP From Construction
140 21 Dec 139 LSL Million
GDP From Manufacturing
852 21 Dec 708 LSL Million
GDP From Mining
155 21 Dec 190 LSL Million
GDP From Public Administration
944 21 Dec 925 LSL Million
GDP From Services
374 21 Dec 357 LSL Million
GDP From Transport
91 21 Dec 89 LSL Million
GDP From Utilities
250 21 Dec 268 LSL Million
GDP Growth Rate
-0.14 22 Mar -0.28 percent
GDP per capita
1036 21 Dec 1033 USD
GDP per capita PPP
2442 21 Dec 2436 USD
Government Budget
-5.8 21 Dec -3.8 percent of GDP
Government Debt to GDP
54.7 21 Dec 54.2 percent of GDP
IP Addresses
8088 17 Mar 8572 IP
Imports
6658 21 Sep 6659 LSL Million
Inflation Rate
8.8 22 Jun 7.8 percent
Inflation Rate Mom
1.3 22 Jun 0.9 percent
Interest Rate
4.75 22 May 4.25 percent
Internet Speed
5078 17 Mar 9368 KBps
Military Expenditure
41.6 20 Dec 44.8 USD Million
Money Supply M0
7465 22 Mar 7748 Million LSL
Money Supply M1
6640 22 Mar 7120 Million LSL
Money Supply M2
14105 22 Mar 14868 Million LSL
Personal Income Tax Rate
30 21 Dec 30 percent
Population
2.14 20 Dec 2.13 Million
Terrorism Index
0.05 19 Dec 0.1
Unemployment Rate
24.6 21 Dec 24.6 percent
Indicator Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Metric
Balance of Trade -2661 -2200 -2200 -2200 -2200 LSL Million
CPI Transportation 142 143 144 145 145 points
Corporate Tax Rate 25 25 25 25 percent
Currency 16.15 16.55 16.97 17.39 17.82
Current Account -522 -200 -200 -200 -200 LSL Million
Current Account to GDP -2.8 -6 -4 -3.8 percent of GDP
Deposit Interest Rate 3.53 3.53 3.78 4.03 4.28 percent
Exports 3997 4400 4400 4400 4400 LSL Million
Food Inflation 8.4 7 6.5 6.3 6 percent
GDP 2.52 2.3 2.4 2.4 USD Billion USD Billion
GDP Annual Growth Rate 2.86 2.6 2.3 1.7 2 percent
GDP per capita 1036 1050 1100 1100 USD USD
GDP per capita PPP 2442 2700 2700 2700 USD USD
Government Budget -5.8 -4.5 -4.5 -4 -4 percent of GDP
Government Debt to GDP 54.7 52 50 48 percent of GDP
Imports 6658 6600 6600 6600 6600 LSL Million
Inflation Rate 8.8 7.5 6 5.3 5 percent
Inflation Rate Mom 1.3 0.8 0.5 0.4 0.3 percent
Interest Rate 4.75 5 5.25 5.5 5.5 percent
Military Expenditure 41.6 52 52 52 52 USD Million
Personal Income Tax Rate 30 30 30 30 percent
Population 2.14 2.19 2.19 2.19 Million Million
Unemployment Rate 24.6 25 25 25 23.8 percent