Lesotho: Foreign exchange reserves

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 Lesotho

Foreign exchange reserves, billion currency units

 Latest value 0.78
 Reference April 2020
 Measure billion U.S. Dollar
 Data availability January 2005 - April 2020
 Average 0.93
 Min - Max 0.37 - 1.65
 Source Central Bank of Lesotho
For that indicator, we provide data for Lesotho from January 2005 to April 2020. The average value for Lesotho during that period was 0.93 billion U.S. Dollar with a minimum of 0.37 billion U.S. Dollar in February 2005 and a maximum of 1.65 billion U.S. Dollar in January 2010. Click on the following link to see the values of Foreign exchange reserves, billion currency units around the world.
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Lesotho - Foreign exchange reserves - recent values

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Lesotho - Foreign exchange reserves - historical chart - 2005-2020
Measure: billion U.S. Dollar
Source: Central Bank of Lesotho


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Definition: Foreign exchange reserves consist of foreign currency, deposits denominated in foreign currency, Monetary Gold, Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) and Reserve position in the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Foreign exchange reserves are held by monetary authorities to finance trade imbalances, check the impact of foreign exchange fluctuations and address other issues under the purview of the central bank.

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 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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