Total Natural Resources Rents (As % of GDP) in Lesotho

Total natural resources rents as a percentage of GDP reached 5.89 % in 2017 in Lesotho, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 7.1 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, total natural resources rents as a percentage of GDP in Lesotho reached an all time high of 13.7 % in 1977 and an all time low of 2.45 % in 1993. When compared to Lesotho's main peers, total natural resources rents as a percentage of GDP in Botswana amounted to 1.04 %, 5.14 % in South Africa, 2.81 % in Swaziland and 7.03 % in Zimbabwe in 2017.

Lesotho has been ranked 61st within the group of 169 countries we follow in terms of total natural resources rents as a percentage of GDP, 21 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Total natural resources rents are the sum of oil rents, natural gas rents, coal rents (hard and soft), mineral rents, and forest rents.

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