Lesotho: Trade freedom

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 Lesotho

Trade freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 61
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 1996 - 2024
 Average 65
 Min - Max 45 - 86
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Lesotho from 1996 to 2024. The average value for Lesotho during that period was 65 points with a minimum of 45 points in 1996 and a maximum of 86 points in 2016. The latest value from 2024 is 61 points. For comparison, the world average in 2024 based on 176 countries is 70 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Lesotho - Trade freedom - Recent values chart

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Lesotho - Trade freedom - historical chart - 1996-2024




The Trade Freedom index for Lesotho measures the absence of tariffs and other barriers that affect the international trade of goods and services.
Definition: The Trade freedom index is based on two indicators: the trade-weighted average tariff rate and non-tariff barriers (including quantity, price, regulatory, customs and investment restrictions, and direct government intervention).

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