Lesotho: Growth of exports

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 Lesotho

Exports of goods and services, annual growth

 Latest value -1.66
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1961 - 2022
 Average 15.18
 Min - Max -27.87 - 108.63
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Lesotho from 1961 to 2022. The average value for Lesotho during that period was 15.18 percent with a minimum of -27.87 percent in 1966 and a maximum of 108.63 percent in 1988. The latest value from 2022 is -1.66 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 136 countries is 11.97 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Lesotho - Growth of exports - recent values

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Lesotho - Growth of exports - historical chart - 1961-2022




Definition: Annual growth rate of exports of goods and services based on constant local currency. Aggregates are based on constant 2015 prices, expressed in U.S. dollars. Exports of goods and services represent the value of all goods and other market services provided to the rest of the world. They include the value of merchandise, freight, insurance, transport, travel, royalties, license fees, and other services, such as communication, construction, financial, information, business, personal, and government services. They exclude compensation of employees and investment income (formerly called factor services) and transfer payments.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Terms of trade 77.60 2021 percent
 Trade openness 130.67 2022 percent
 Exports, percent of GDP 45.55 2021 percent
 Exports, billion dollars 1.08 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Growth of exports -1.66 2022 percent
 Imports, percent of GDP 93.52 2021 percent
 Imports, billion dollars 2.26 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Foreign Direct Investment, percent of GDP -0.35 2022 percent
 Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars -0.01 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Portfolio investment inflows, equities 0.21 2022 million dollars (current)
 Current account, percent of GDP -6.80 2022 percent
 Current account, in dollars -0.18 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Trade balance, percent of GDP -52.51 2022 percent
 Trade balance, in dollars -1.17 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Reserves 0.77 2019 billion U.S. dollars
 Remittances, percent of GDP 25.73 2022 percent
 Remittances 5.70 2022 million U.S. dollars
 Net errors and omissions -98.58 2022 million USD
 External debt 60.34 2022 percent
 Short-term external debt 0.80 2022 percent
 Short-term debt to reserves 0.05 2019 percent
 Foreign exchange reserves 0.77 9/2019 billion
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