Lesotho: Natural resources income

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 Lesotho

Income from natural resources, percent of GDP

 Latest value 4.32
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1970 - 2021
 Average 5.81
 Min - Max 2.45 - 13.66
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Lesotho from 1970 to 2021. The average value for Lesotho during that period was 5.81 percent with a minimum of 2.45 percent in 1993 and a maximum of 13.66 percent in 1977. The latest value from 2021 is 4.32 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 186 countries is 6.83 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Lesotho - Natural resources income - Recent values chart

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Lesotho - Natural resources income - historical chart - 1970-2021




The natural resources include oil, natural gas, coal, minerals, and the forest.
Definition: Total natural resources rents are the sum of oil rents, natural gas rents, coal rents (hard and soft), mineral rents, and forest rents.

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 Natural gas revenue 0.00 2021 percent
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