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Lesotho

Lesotho ( (listen) lə-SOO-too, Sotho pronunciation: [lɪˈsʊːtʰʊ]), officially the Kingdom of Lesotho (Sotho: Naha ea Lesotho), is an enclaved country surrounded entirely by South Africa. It is by far the largest of the world's three independent states completely surrounded by the territory of another country, with Vatican City and San Marino being the other two. 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 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, 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 "land of the Sotho".
  • Last : 43,562.19
  • High : 43,908.31
  • Low : 43,444.04
  • Max Fluctuation : 182.56
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0.79%
  • Open : 43,472.02
  • Time : 02:09:48
  • Yesterday : 43,450.67
  • Change % : 0.26%
  • Change : 111.52
  • Last : 1,749.74
  • High : 1,750.8
  • Low : 1,748.82
  • Max Fluctuation : 0.92
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0%
  • Open : 1,748.82
  • Time : 02:11:54
  • Yesterday : 1,750.36
  • Change % : 0.04%
  • Change : 0.62
  • Last : 74.56
  • High : 74.62
  • Low : 74.19
  • Max Fluctuation : 0.11
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0.04%
  • Open : 74.39
  • Time : 02:11:54
  • Yesterday : 73.98
  • Change % : 0.78%
  • Change : 0.58
  • Last : 0.8532
  • High : 0.8535
  • Low : 0.8532
  • Max Fluctuation : -
  • Max Fluctuation % : -
  • Open : 0.8534
  • Time : 02:11:17
  • Yesterday : 0.8534
  • Change % : 0.02%
  • Change : 0.0002

Lesotho Currency Markets

Indicator Value Previous Low High Change Change % Time Chart
USD/LSL Ask 14.9713 - 14.97 14.9713 0.00 0.01% 2021/09/27 Time 2:08
EUR/LSL Ask 17.5478 - 17.5463 17.5478 0.01 0.05% 2021/09/27 Time 2:03
LSL/USD Ask 0.0682 - 0.0682 0.0682 0.00 0.00% 2021/08/30 Time 15:51
ZAR/LSL Ask 1.0088 - 1.0088 1.0088 0.00 0.00% 2021/08/30 Time 11:35
GBP/LSL Ask 20.4376 - 20.4376 20.4376 0.00 0.00% 2021/08/28 Time 2:15

Economic Indicators + Forecasts

  • Actual

  • Forecast

Indicator Last Time Previous Range Frequency Metric

Balance of Trade

-2958.20 21 Mar -3052 -3579 : -747 Quarterly Mar/21

CPI Transportation

119.49 21 Jul 118 72.59 : 119 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 21 Jul 126 50.89 : 127 Monthly

Corporate Tax Rate

25.00 21 Dec 25 25 : 35 Yearly

Corruption Index

0 20 Dec 40 32 : 49 Yearly

Corruption Rank

0 20 Dec 85 55 : 92 Yearly

Cpi Housing Utilities

0 21 Jul 129 70.7 : 129 Monthly

Credit Rating

0 21 Sep : Monthly 30

Currency

14.93 21 Sep 14.74 -0.39 : 19.33 Daily

Current Account

83.62 21 Mar -147 -1748 : 1225 Quarterly

Current Account to GDP

-2.10 20 Dec -3.4 -39.67 : 14.65 Yearly Dec/20

Deposit Interest Rate

3.53 21 Aug 3.53 2.34 : 13.34 Monthly

Ease of Doing Business

0 19 Dec 106 100 : 143 Yearly

Exports

3350.16 21 Mar 4299 477 : 4312 Quarterly

External Debt

0 21 Mar 13631 0 : 16409 Quarterly

Food Inflation

8.50 21 Jul 9.2 0.67 : 18.72 Monthly

GDP

1.84 20 Dec 2.37 0.03 : 2.58 Yearly

GDP Annual Growth Rate

-13.80 21 Mar -9.4 -21.6 : 26.4 Quarterly

GDP Constant Prices

0 21 Mar 5134 3490 : 5930 Quarterly

GDP From Agriculture

0 21 Mar 437 177 : 544 Quarterly

GDP From Construction

0 21 Mar 204 132 : 481 Quarterly

GDP From Manufacturing

0 21 Mar 730 282 : 839 Quarterly

GDP From Mining

0 21 Mar 274 101 : 356 Quarterly

GDP From Public Administration

0 21 Mar 697 406 : 1123 Quarterly

GDP From Services

0 21 Mar 518 367 : 886 Quarterly

GDP From Transport

0 21 Mar 45 32 : 167 Quarterly

GDP From Utilities

0 21 Mar 260 166 : 367 Quarterly

GDP Per Capita Ppp

2279.90 20 Dec 2584 1337 : 2777 Yearly

GDP per capita

1087.96 20 Dec 1233 260 : 1325 Yearly

Government Budget

-2.80 20 Dec -4.3 -9.5 : 11.6 Yearly

Government Debt to GDP

69.60 20 Dec 49.9 36.6 : 88.66 Yearly Dec/20

IP Addresses

0 17 Mar 8572 254 : 40838 Quarterly

Imports

6308.36 21 Mar 7351 1337 : 7566 Quarterly

Inflation Rate

5.50 21 Jul 6 2 : 35.14 Monthly Jul/21

Inflation Rate Mom

0.20 21 Jul 0.4 -0.4 : 1.5 Monthly

Interest Rate

3.50 21 Aug 3.5 3.5 : 20.42 Daily Aug/21

Internet Speed

0 17 Mar 9368 127 : 9368 Quarterly

Military Expenditure

41.60 20 Dec 44.8 3.6 : 55.8 Yearly

Money Supply M0

0 21 Mar 7333 702 : 7777 Quarterly

Money Supply M1

0 21 Mar 6950 1396 : 6950 Quarterly

Money Supply M2

0 21 Mar 14283 2191 : 14283 Quarterly

Personal Income Tax Rate

30.00 21 Dec 30 30 : 35 Yearly

Population

2.14 20 Dec 2.13 0.84 : 2.14 Yearly Dec/20

Sales Tax Rate

0 21 Dec 15 14 : 15 Yearly

Terrorism Index

0 19 Dec 0.1 0 : 1.47 Yearly

Unemployment Rate

24.70 20 Dec 23.9 22.96 : 44.16 Yearly Dec/20
Indicator Actual Q2/19 Q3/19 Q4/19 Q1/20 2020 Metric
Balance of Trade -2958.20 -2200 -2200 -2200 -2300 -2093 Mar/21
CPI Transportation 119.49 119 122 125 120 125
Corporate Tax Rate 25.00 25 25 25 25 25
Currency 14.93 15.27 15.44 15.61 15.1 15.96
Current Account 83.62 -200 -200 -200 150 -200
Current Account to GDP -2.10 -7 -12 -12 -7 -12 Dec/20
Deposit Interest Rate 3.53 3.53 3.78 3.78 3.53 3.78
Exports 3350.16 4400 4400 4400 4300 4400
Food Inflation 8.50 7.5 8 6.7 10 7
GDP 1.84 2 2.3 2.3 2 2.3
GDP Annual Growth Rate -13.80 4.5 3.6 4.3 9.4 5.3
GDP Per Capita Ppp 2279.90 2450 2450 2450 2450 2700
GDP per capita 1087.96 1370 1370 1370 1370 1470
Government Budget -2.80 -10 -12.8 -12.8 -10 -12.8
Government Debt to GDP 69.60 70 68 68 70 68 Dec/20
Imports 6308.36 6600 6600 6600 6600 6493
Inflation Rate 5.50 5 4.8 5.2 5.2 5 Jul/21
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.6 0.3
Interest Rate 3.50 3.5 3.75 3.75 3.5 3.75 Aug/21
Military Expenditure 41.60 52 52 52 50 52
Personal Income Tax Rate 30.00 30 30 30 30 30
Population 2.14 2.17 2.17 2.17 2.15 2.19 Dec/20
Unemployment Rate 24.70 24.4 23.8 23.8 24.4 23.8 Dec/20