Imports (As % of GDP) in Lesotho

Imports as a share of GDP reached 0.820 % in 2016 in Lesotho, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.446 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, imports as a share of GDP in Lesotho reached an all time high of 158 % in 1984 and an all time low of 0.385 % in 1960. When compared to Lesotho's main peers, imports as a share of GDP in Botswana amounted to 0.432 %, 0.301 % in South Africa, 0.526 % in Swaziland and 0.313 % in Zimbabwe in 2016.

Lesotho has been ranked 11th within the group of 171 countries we follow in terms of imports as a share of GDP, 10 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Imports of goods and services represent the value of all goods and other market services received from the rest of the world.


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