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Lesotho

Lesotho ( (listen), Sotho pronunciation: [lɪˈsʊːtʰʊ]), officially the Kingdom of Lesotho (Sotho: Naha ea Lesotho), is an enclaved country within the border of 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 : 40,197.9
  • High : 40,828.1
  • Low : 39,637.7
  • Max Fluctuation : 360.5
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0.13%
  • Open : 39,659.5
  • Time : 21:26:02
  • Yesterday : 39,726.5
  • Change % : 1.19%
  • Change : 471.4
  • Last : 1,852.28
  • High : 1,869.13
  • Low : 1,852.19
  • Max Fluctuation : 4.11
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0.5%
  • Open : 1,866.18
  • Time : 21:28:56
  • Yesterday : 1,866.21
  • Change % : 0.75%
  • Change : 13.93
  • Last : 71.99
  • High : 72
  • Low : 70.85
  • Max Fluctuation : 0.14
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0.31%
  • Open : 71.08
  • Time : 21:28:56
  • Yesterday : 71.08
  • Change % : 1.28%
  • Change : 0.91
  • Last : 0.8249
  • High : 0.8265
  • Low : 0.8234
  • Max Fluctuation : -
  • Max Fluctuation % : -
  • Open : 0.825
  • Time : 21:22:26
  • Yesterday : 0.825
  • Change % : 0.01%
  • Change : 0.0001

Lesotho Currency Markets

Indicator Value Previous Low High Change Change % Time Chart
USD/LSL Ask 13.8113 13.8031 13.7161 13.8638 0.03 0.19% 2021/06/15 Time 21:29
LSL/USD Ask 0.0724 0.0725 0.0724 0.0725 0.00 0.14% 2021/06/15 Time 21:29
EUR/LSL Ask 16.6756 16.7379 16.6692 16.7848 0.04 0.21% 2021/06/15 Time 21:28
GBP/LSL Ask 19.4094 - 19.4094 19.4094 0.25 1.33% 2021/06/15 Time 2:15
LSL/GBP Ask 0.0514 - 0.0514 0.0514 0.00 1.36% 2021/06/15 Time 2:15

Economic Indicators + Forecasts

  • Actual

  • Forecast

Indicator Last Time Previous Range Frequency Metric

Balance of Trade

-3555.93 20 Sep -2736 -3556 : -747 Quarterly Sep/20

CPI Transportation

118.12 21 Apr 117 72.59 : 118 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 Apr 124 50.89 : 125 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 Apr 125 70.7 : 128 Monthly

Credit Rating

0 21 Jun : Monthly 30

Currency

13.77 21 Jun 13.71 -0.39 : 19.33 Daily

Current Account

-698.37 20 Sep 76.27 -1748 : 1225 Quarterly

Current Account to GDP

-3.20 19 Dec -0.3 -39.67 : 14.65 Yearly Dec/19

Deposit Interest Rate

3.53 21 Feb 3.79 2.34 : 13.34 Monthly

Ease of Doing Business

0 19 Dec 106 100 : 143 Yearly

Exports

4009.87 20 Sep 1962 477 : 4312 Quarterly

External Debt

0 20 Dec 16317 3933 : 16515 Quarterly

Food Inflation

14.30 21 Mar 13.4 0.67 : 18.72 Monthly

GDP

2.46 19 Dec 2.58 0.03 : 2.62 Yearly

GDP Annual Growth Rate

-15.30 20 Dec -9.8 -21.5 : 26.4 Quarterly

GDP Constant Prices

0 20 Dec 4822 3490 : 5930 Quarterly

GDP From Agriculture

0 20 Dec 295 177 : 544 Quarterly

GDP From Construction

0 20 Dec 234 132 : 481 Quarterly

GDP From Manufacturing

0 20 Dec 603 283 : 839 Quarterly

GDP From Mining

0 20 Dec 249 101 : 356 Quarterly

GDP From Public Administration

0 20 Dec 781 406 : 1123 Quarterly

GDP From Services

0 20 Dec 473 367 : 886 Quarterly

GDP From Transport

0 20 Dec 45.06 38 : 167 Quarterly

GDP From Utilities

0 20 Dec 291 166 : 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

-4.60 20 Dec -4.8 -9.5 : 11.6 Yearly

Government Debt to GDP

51.70 19 Dec 46.5 36.9 : 88.66 Yearly Dec/19

IP Addresses

0 17 Mar 8572 254 : 40838 Quarterly

Imports

7565.80 20 Sep 4698 1337 : 7566 Quarterly

Inflation Rate

6.70 21 Apr 6.5 2 : 35.14 Monthly Apr/21

Inflation Rate Mom

1.10 21 Mar 0.4 -0.4 : 1.5 Monthly

Interest Rate

3.50 21 Apr 3.5 3.5 : 20.42 Daily Apr/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 20 Dec 7171 702 : 7777 Quarterly

Money Supply M1

0 20 Dec 5830 1396 : 6950 Quarterly

Money Supply M2

0 20 Dec 13001 2191 : 14283 Quarterly

Personal Income Tax Rate

30.00 21 Dec 30 30 : 35 Yearly

Population

2.13 19 Dec 2.11 0.84 : 2.13 Yearly Dec/19

Sales Tax Rate

0 21 Dec 15 14 : 15 Yearly

Terrorism Index

0 19 Dec 0.1 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 -3555.93 -2300 -2392 -2392 -2300 -2093 Sep/20
CPI Transportation 118.12 121 119 122 118 125
Corporate Tax Rate 25.00 25 25 25 25 25
Currency 13.77 14 14.14 14.29 13.85 14.59
Current Account -698.37 150 -200 -200 150 -200
Current Account to GDP -3.20 -3 -3 -3 -3 -5 Dec/19
Deposit Interest Rate 3.53 3.28 3.03 3.03 3.28 3.03
Exports 4009.87 4300 4400 4400 4300 4400
Food Inflation 14.30 10 8.5 8 12.8 7
GDP 2.46 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.5
GDP Annual Growth Rate -15.30 9.4 4.5 2.7 18 3.1
GDP Per Capita Ppp 2767.70 2450 2450 2450 2450 2700
GDP per capita 1384.20 1370 1370 1370 1370 1470
Government Budget -4.60 -5 -5 -5 -5 -3
Government Debt to GDP 51.70 52 52 52 52 49.8 Dec/19
Imports 7565.80 6600 6600 6600 6600 6493
Inflation Rate 6.70 5.8 5.2 4.7 7.5 4.5 Apr/21
Inflation Rate Mom 1.10 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.3
Interest Rate 3.50 3.25 3 3 3.25 3 Apr/21
Military Expenditure 41.60 50 52 52 50 52
Personal Income Tax Rate 30.00 30 30 30 30 30
Population 2.13 2.15 2.17 2.17 2.15 2.19 Dec/19
Unemployment Rate 23.50 24 24 23.8 24 23.8 Dec/19