Lesotho: Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars

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 Lesotho

Foreign Direct Investment, billion USD

 Latest value -0.01
 Year 2022
 Measure billion U.S. dollars
 Data availability 1975 - 2022
 Average 0.03
 Min - Max -0.01 - 0.11
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Lesotho from 1975 to 2022. The average value for Lesotho during that period was 0.03 billion U.S. dollars with a minimum of -0.01 billion U.S. dollars in 2021 and a maximum of 0.11 billion U.S. dollars in 2015. The latest value from 2022 is -0.01 billion U.S. dollars. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 183 countries is 9.38 billion U.S. dollars. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Lesotho - Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars - historical chart - 1975-2022




Definition: Foreign direct investment refers to direct investment equity flows in the reporting economy. It is the sum of equity capital, reinvestment of earnings, and other capital. Direct investment is a category of cross-border investment associated with a resident in one economy having control or a significant degree of influence on the management of an enterprise that is resident in another economy. Ownership of 10 percent or more of the ordinary shares of voting stock is the criterion for determining the existence of a direct investment relationship. Data are in current U.S. dollars.

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 Current account, in dollars -0.12 2023 billion U.S. dollars
 Trade balance, percent of GDP -52.51 2022 percent
 Trade balance, in dollars -1.17 2023 billion U.S. dollars
 Reserves 0.77 2019 billion U.S. dollars
 Remittances, percent of GDP 25.73 2022 percent
 Remittances 575.53 2022 million U.S. dollars
 Net errors and omissions 64.85 2023 million USD
 External debt 67.12 2022 percent
 Short-term external debt 0.80 2022 percent
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