Lesotho recorded a trade deficit of 2276.71 LSL Million in the second quarter of 2018. Balance of Trade in Lesotho averaged -1785.81 LSL Million from 2001 until 2018, reaching an all time high of -746.93 LSL Million in the third quarter of 2006 and a record low of -3384.90 LSL Million in the first quarter of 2015.

Balance of Trade in Lesotho is expected to be -2898.00 LSL Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Balance of Trade in Lesotho to stand at -2887.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Lesotho Balance of Trade is projected to trend around -2923.00 LSL Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

Lesotho Balance of Trade
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Lesotho Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -2276.71 -2329.05 -746.93 -3384.90 LSL Million [+]
Exports 4179.10 3959.66 4179.10 476.79 LSL Million [+]
Imports 6455.81 6288.71 6455.81 1337.33 LSL Million [+]
Current Account -265.91 42.96 829.12 -2059.61 LSL Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -7.20 -9.30 14.65 -39.67 percent [+]
External Debt 10373.71 10016.36 11862.07 1442.80 Million LSL [+]
Terrorism Index 0.38 0.89 1.47 0.00 [+]

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Lesotho Balance of Trade

Lesotho runs systemic trade deficits due to import dependency on fuel, food and capital equipment. The main exports are: clothing (40 percent of total exports), diamonds (22 percent), road vehicles, water and wool. Main trading partner are the United States and South Africa. This page provides the latest reported value for - Lesotho Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Lesotho Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-2276.71 -2329.05 -746.93 -3384.90 2001 - 2018 LSL Million Quarterly

Country Last Previous
Argentina 277.00 Oct/18
Australia 2316.00 Oct/18
Brazil 4062.09 Nov/18
Canada -1165.20 Oct/18
China 447.40 Nov/18
Euro Area 13141.70 Sep/18
France -4052.00 Oct/18
Germany 18395.00 Sep/18
India -17130.00 Oct/18
Indonesia -1819.90 Oct/18
Italy 1274.37 Sep/18
Japan -449.26 Oct/18
Mexico -2936.00 Oct/18
Netherlands 4949.00 Sep/18
Russia 18485.00 Sep/18
Saudi Arabia 162782.00 Jun/18
Singapore 4520.91 Oct/18
South Africa -5549.90 Oct/18
South Korea 5139.00 Nov/18
Spain -3297100.00 Sep/18
Switzerland 2637.00 Oct/18
Turkey -456.10 Oct/18
United Kingdom -27.00 Sep/18
United States -55488.00 Oct/18