Lesotho: Trade balance, in dollars

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 Lesotho

Trade balance, billion USD

 Latest value -1.17
 Year 2023
 Measure billion U.S. dollars
 Data availability 1975 - 2023
 Average -0.95
 Min - Max -1.69 - -0.14
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Lesotho from 1975 to 2023. The average value for Lesotho during that period was -0.95 billion U.S. dollars with a minimum of -1.69 billion U.S. dollars in 2012 and a maximum of -0.14 billion U.S. dollars in 1975. The latest value from 2023 is -1.17 billion U.S. dollars. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 112 countries is 6.39 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 - Trade balance, in dollars - Recent values chart

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Lesotho - Trade balance, in dollars - historical chart - 1975-2023




Definition: Net trade in goods and services is derived by offsetting imports of goods and services against exports of goods and services. Exports and imports of goods and services comprise all transactions involving a change of ownership of goods and services between residents of one country and the rest of the world. Data are in current U.S. dollars.

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 Terms of trade 77.60 2021 percent
 Trade openness 149.19 2022 percent
 Financial openness -1.242 2021 index points
 Exports, percent of GDP 48.34 2022 percent
 Exports, billion dollars 1.08 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 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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