Lesotho - Economic Forecasts - 2018-2020 Outlook

This page has economic forecasts for Lesotho including a long-term outlook for the next decades, plus medium-term expectations for the next four quarters and short-term market predictions for the next release affecting the Lesotho economy.


MARKETS Actual Q2/18 Q3/18 Q4/18 Q1/19 2020
Currency 12.73
12.26 12.69 13.14 13.61 15.63
GDP Actual Q2/18 Q3/18 Q4/18 Q1/19 2020
GDP Annual Growth Rate 4.60
percent
4.5 4.4 4.3 4.6 4.6
GDP 2.20
USD Billion
2.2 2.2 2.4 2.62 2.85
GDP per capita 1387.50
USD
1407 1459 1407 1480 1500
GDP per capita PPP 2808.20
USD
2848 2848 2848 2994 3036
LABOUR Actual Q2/18 Q3/18 Q4/18 Q1/19 2020
Unemployment Rate 27.25
percent
26.25 26.22 26.2 26.27 19.5
Population 2.20
Million
2.2 2.22 2.24 2.25 2.42
PRICES Actual Q2/18 Q3/18 Q4/18 Q1/19 2020
Inflation Rate 5.20
percent
5 5.6 6.2 6 6.5
Food Inflation 7.00
percent
6.81 6.23 6.05 5.56 4.65
CPI Transportation 101.54
Index Points
104 106 109 108 123
MONEY Actual Q2/18 Q3/18 Q4/18 Q1/19 2020
Interest Rate 6.27
percent
6.7 6.25 6.7 6.25 8.1
Deposit Interest Rate 1.20
percent
1.49 1.16 0.83 0.93 1.65
Money Supply M1 6179.60
Million LSL
5701 5701 5701 5701 5701
Money Supply M2 11678.00
Million LSL
11988 11971 11999 11982 11583
TRADE Actual Q2/18 Q3/18 Q4/18 Q1/19 2020
Balance of Trade -2375.50
LSL Million
-2784 -2688 -2767 -2796 -2912
Exports 3813.34
LSL Million
3409 3505 3462 3397 3281
Imports 6188.84
LSL Million
6193 6193 6193 6193 6193
Current Account -271.02
LSL Million
-480 -373 -384 -423 -331
Current Account to GDP -9.30
percent
-9 -9 -9 -6 -8
External Debt 10843.98
Million LSL
10647 10647 10647 10647 10647
Terrorism Index 0.38
0.47 0.41 0.35 0.37 0.37
GOVERNMENT Actual Q2/18 Q3/18 Q4/18 Q1/19 2020
Government Debt to GDP 46.30
percent
52.6 52.6 49.3 53.3 58.4
Government Budget -6.30
percent of GDP
-2.54 -4.47 -6.4 -5.19 3.01
Military Expenditure 44.50
USD Million
41.94 41.97 42 41.73 40.13
BUSINESS Actual Q2/18 Q3/18 Q4/18 Q1/19 2020
Internet Speed 5078.47
KBps
5091 6042 5934 5750 5188
IP Addresses 8088.00
IP
9473 9608 9685 9744 9867
Ease of Doing Business 104.00
104 104 104 104 104
Corruption Index 42.00
Points
42 42 42 42 42
Corruption Rank 74.00
74 74 74 74 74
Competitiveness Index 3.20
Points
3.38 3.38 3.38 3.38 3.38
Competitiveness Rank 131.00
125 125 125 125 125
TAXES Actual Q2/18 Q3/18 Q4/18 Q1/19 2020
Personal Income Tax Rate 30.00
percent
30 30 30 30 30
Corporate Tax Rate 25.00
percent
25 25 25 25 25
CLIMATE Actual Q2/18 Q3/18 Q4/18 Q1/19 2020
Temperature 9.94
celsius
10.19 9.81 16.7 18.34 14.06