Lesotho

Country Indicators1 Country indicators

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Capital

Maseru

2014

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Language

Sesotho, English

2014

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Surface area

30,360 Sq Km

2014

World Bank

Neighboring countries

South Africa

2014

Maps of the World

Time Zone

CAT (+2hours from UTC)

2014

World Atlas

Geographical distance from the NL

9310,3 KM

2014

Info Please- Distance calculator

Population

2,098,000

2014

World Bank

Population growth (annual %)

1.1%

2013

World Bank

Population ages 15-64 (% of total)

59%

2013

World Bank

Middle Class in Total Population (%)

37.4%

2010

African Development Bank

Human Development Index

0.486 (Low Development)

2013

UNDP

Education Index

0.504

2013

UNDP

Global competitiveness Index

3.7 (1-7 (best))

2014-2015

World Economic Form

Economy_1 Economy

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

GDP per capita (current US$)

US$ 1126

2013

World Bank

GDP Annual Growth Rate

3.40%

2013

Trading Economics

GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)

US$ 1500

2013

World Bank

Inflation rate

6.11%

2014

Trading Economics

Foreign Direct Investment

44,1 million $

2014

World Investment Report 2014 UNCTAD

Distance to Frontier

(0 lowest performance - 100 represents the frontier)

56.64

2015

Doing Business

Economic union membership

SADC

2014

UNECA

Risks1 Risks

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Corruption Perception index

Rank: 55 (0-175)

Score: 49 (0-100)

2014

Transparency International Index

Control of Corruption

Percentile Rank: 63.64 (0-100)

Score: 0.23 (-2.5 to 2.5)

2013

Transparency International Index

Political Stability and Absence of Violence/Terrorism

Percentile Rank: 58.29 (0-100)

Score: 0.33 (-2.5 to 2.5)

2013

Gov Indicators

Estimate of governance effectiveness

Percentile Rank: 42.58 (0-100)

Score: -0.38(-2.5 to 2.5)

2013

Gov Indicators

World Risk Index

Rank: 74 (0-171)

Score: 7.03 % (0-100)

2014

United Nations University

Natural Hazards

Periodic droughts

2015

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Accessibility Accessibility

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Sea accesibility

Presence of port: Landlocked

Presence of container terminal: Landlocked

2014

Searates.com

Ease of doing business index

128 (1-189)

2014

Doing Business

Ease of trading across borders

22 (1 (best) - 47 )

2014

Doing Business

Logistics performance Index

Rank: 133 (0-160)

Score: 2.37 (1-5)

2014

World Bank

Productie_1 Production

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Crop production index

85.7 (2004-2006=100)

2012

World Bank

Food production index

98.6 (2004 -2006=100)

2012

World Bank

Top 5 production commodities

65 Oats
69 Meat, game
80 Wool, greasy
92 Sorghum
95 Peas, dry

2014

FAOStat

Crude Oil Production

0 bbl/day

2012

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Stapels-dollars Money

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Trend devaluation US$-local currency through the years

1USD=LSL 11.5800

2014

Trading economics

Interest Rate (%)

6.11%

2014

Trading economics

Lending interest rate (%)

9.9 %

2013

World Bank

Taxes Taxes

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Tax payments (number)

32

2014

World Bank

Taxes on corporate income (%)

N.A.

2014

PWC

Total tax rate

13.6%

2014

PWC

Value-added Tax (VAT)

N.A.

2015

VAT Live

handen_square Trade

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)

N.A. (106% (2012))

2013

World Bank

Imports US$

$2.148 billion

2013

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Time to import (days)

33 days

2014

World Bank

Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)

N.A. (45 (2012))

2013

World Bank

Exports US$

$941.2 million

2013

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Time to export (days)

31 days

2014

World Bank

Balance of Trade

-2594.70 LSL Million

2014

Trading Economics

Net barter terms of trade index (2000 = 100)

72.2

2013

World Bank

Business Business

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Business Confidence

N.A.

2014

Trading Economics

Time required to start a business (days)

29 days

2014

Doing Business

Industrial production growth rate

4.3%

2013

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Cost of business start-up procedures (% of GNI per capita)

17,4%

2014

World Bank

Manufacturing, value added (annual % growth)

N.A.

2013

World Bank

Consumer Spending (% of GDP)

N.A. (86 (2012))

2013

World Bank

Consumer Price Index (2010=100)

117

2014

World Bank

Agribiz Agribusiness

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Agricultural land

76.6% of land area

2012

World Bank

Cereal yield

132050 (kg per hectare)

2013

World Bank

Land use

arable land: 10.14%
permanent crops: 0.13%
other: 89.72%

2011

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

infra3 Infrastructure

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)

86

2013

World Bank

Internet users

Internet users: 110,065

% of Pop with Internet: 5.25%

2014

Internet Live Stats

Roadways

total: 5,940 km
paved: 1,069 km
unpaved: 4,871 km

2011

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Improved sanitation facilities (%of population with access)

29,6 %

2012

World Bank

Rail ways (Total Km)

N.A.

2008

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Electric power consumption

307 million kWh

2010

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Improved water source (% of population with access)

% of pop. with access: 81,3%

% of rural pop. with access: 76,7%

% of urban pop. With access: 93,2%

2012

World Bank

Naamloos Labour

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Unemployment Rate

25.30 %

2008

Trading economics

Labor force

871434

2013

World Bank

Income

Lower–middle-income:
US$1,006–3,975

2012-2013

World Bank

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