Lesotho: Trade openness

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 Lesotho

Trade openness: exports plus imports as percent of GDP

 Latest value 149.19
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 112.35
 Min - Max 50.20 - 165.05
 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 112.35 percent with a minimum of 50.2 percent in 1960 and a maximum of 165.05 percent in 2007. The latest value from 2022 is 149.19 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 157 countries is 100.30 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Lesotho - Trade openness - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Lesotho - Trade openness - historical chart - 1960-2022




Definition: Exports plus imports as percent of GDP.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 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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