Tax Revenue (Local Currency) rose 11.1% to LSL 12.8 bil in Lesotho in 2017

Tax Revenue (Local Currency) (LSL bil)
Economy | Lesotho | February 1, 2019
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Tax revenue reached 12.8 LSL bil in 2014 in Lesotho, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 1.21 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, tax revenue in Lesotho reached an all time high of 13.0 LSL bil in 2015 and an all time low of 0.558 LSL bil in 1990. When compared to Lesotho's main peers, tax revenue in Botswana amounted to 37.6 BWP bil and 1,010 ZAR bil in South Africa in 2014.

Lesotho has been ranked 95th within the group of 119 countries we follow in terms of tax revenue, 3 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Tax revenue refers to compulsory transfers to the central government for public purposes.

Tax Revenue (Local Currency) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Botswana BWP bil 24.8 29.8 32.1 37.6 36.1
Lesotho LSL bil 5.66 7.75 8.20 9.62 10.2
Mozambique MZN bil ... 71.4 88.2 112 135 130
Namibia NAD bil 27.0 35.2 38.7 46.7 48.8
South Africa ZAR bil 761 833 922 1,010 1,107
Swaziland SZL bil 5.71 11.3 ... ... ... ... ...
Zambia ZMW bil 16.8 19.5 21.7 26.3 26.4
Zimbabwe ZWD bil 2.53 3.05 ... ... 3.61