Workers' remittances paid reached 30.8 USD mil in 2011 in Lesotho, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 58.1 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, workers' remittances paid in Lesotho reached an all time high of 75.4 USD mil in 1995 and an all time low of 4.30 USD mil in 2006. When compared to Lesotho's main peers, workers' remittances paid in Botswana amounted to 106 USD mil, 1,423 USD mil in South Africa, 27.9 USD mil in Swaziland and 9.45 USD mil in Zimbabwe in 2011.
Lesotho has been ranked 132nd within the group of 155 countries we follow in terms of workers' remittances paid, 23 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
Workers' remittances and compensation of employees comprise current transfers by migrant workers and wages and salaries earned by non-resident workers.