Lesotho: Imports, billion dollars

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 Lesotho

Imports of goods and services, billion USD

 Latest value 2.26
 Year 2022
 Measure billion U.S. dollars
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 1.00
 Min - Max 0.01 - 2.69
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Lesotho from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Lesotho during that period was 1 billion U.S. dollars with a minimum of 0.01 billion U.S. dollars in 1960 and a maximum of 2.69 billion U.S. dollars in 2012. The latest value from 2022 is 2.26 billion U.S. dollars. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 161 countries is 182.56 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 - Imports, billion dollars - historical chart - 1960-2022




Definition: Imports of goods and services represent the value of all goods and other market services received from 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. Data are in current U.S. dollars.

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 Trade openness 149.19 2022 percent
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 Growth of exports -1.66 2022 percent
 Imports, percent of GDP 100.85 2022 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 0.18 2023 million dollars (current)
 Current account, percent of GDP -6.80 2022 percent
 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
 Short-term debt to reserves 0.05 2019 percent
 Foreign exchange reserves 0.77 9/2019 billion
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