Foreign exchange reserves excluding gold reached 0.658 USD bil in 2017 in Lesotho, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 28.9 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in Lesotho reached an all time high of 1.18 USD bil in 2009 and an all time low of 0.043 USD bil in 1981. When compared to Lesotho's main peers, foreign exchange reserves excluding gold in Botswana amounted to 7.49 USD bil, 45.5 USD bil in South Africa, 0.563 USD bil in Swaziland and 0.292 USD bil in Zimbabwe in 2017.
Lesotho has been ranked 129th within the group of 151 countries we follow in terms of foreign exchange reserves excluding gold, 4 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
FX reserves in a strict sense are "only" the foreign currency deposits and bonds held by central banks and monetary authorities.