World Economic Outlook Database, April 2012

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LesothoGross domestic product, constant pricesNational currencyBillionsSource: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2008
Notes: Revised national accounts were released in November 2008 where GDP was rebased from 1981 to 2007.
GDP valuation: Market prices
Base year: 2004
Chain-weighted: No
Primary domestic currency: Loti
Data last updated: 04/201210,39810,83511,39611,64412,33113,10913,51713,942
LesothoGross domestic product, constant pricesPercent change See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).5,7434,1985,1822,1705,9006,3133,1093,145
LesothoGross domestic product, current pricesNational currencyBillionsSource: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2008
Notes: Revised national accounts were released in November 2008 where GDP was rebased from 1981 to 2007.
GDP valuation: Market prices
Base year: 2004
Chain-weighted: No
Primary domestic currency: Loti
Data last updated: 04/201216,31018,13620,55921,88924,88728,50230,80733,310
LesothoGross domestic product, current pricesU.S. dollarsBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).2,2282,4532,6482,6952,9513,2683,4153,587
LesothoGross domestic product, deflatorIndex See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).156,856167,389180,397187,990201,829217,423227,924238,925
LesothoGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).5396,0145582,5105829,9685914,0636218,3916563,8716719,7376881,745
LesothoGross domestic product per capita, current pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).8463,9599344,49610517,07411117,82412550,49014271,35515315,89716442,207
LesothoGross domestic product per capita, current pricesU.S. dollarsUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).1156,0861263,9561354,5191368,9811488,0111636,1441697,8901770,645
LesothoGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDPCurrent international dollarBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).3,5743,8044,0524,2024,5164,8785,1115,375
LesothoGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDPCurrent international dollarUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).1854,7151959,7702072,8652134,5382277,5282442,6622541,1222652,997
LesothoGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world totalPercent See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0,0050,0050,0050,0050,0050,0050,0050,005
LesothoImplied PPP conversion rateNational currency per current international dollar See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).4,5634,7685,0745,2095,5115,8436,0276,198
LesothoTotal investmentPercent of GDP Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2008
Notes: Revised national accounts were released in November 2008 where GDP was rebased from 1981 to 2007.
GDP valuation: Market prices
Base year: 2004
Chain-weighted: No
Primary domestic currency: Loti
Data last updated: 04/201230,15736,88946,14548,29635,23133,06332,07127,514
LesothoGross national savingsPercent of GDP Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2008
Notes: Revised national accounts were released in November 2008 where GDP was rebased from 1981 to 2007.
GDP valuation: Market prices
Base year: 2004
Chain-weighted: No
Primary domestic currency: Loti
Data last updated: 04/201215,33420,28834,95332,91929,46034,62533,38627,293
LesothoInflation, average consumer pricesIndex Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2008
Harmonized prices: No
Frequency of source data: Monthly
Primary domestic currency: Loti
Data last updated: 04/2012100,828106,498112,019117,187122,616128,295134,325140,638
LesothoInflation, average consumer pricesPercent change See notes for: 
Inflation, average consumer prices (Index).3,3825,6235,1844,6144,6324,6324,7004,700
LesothoInflation, end of period consumer pricesIndex Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2008
Harmonized prices: No
Frequency of source data: Monthly
Primary domestic currency: Loti
Data last updated: 04/2012102,632109,241112,408117,061123,017128,156134,668140,499
LesothoInflation, end of period consumer pricesPercent change See notes for: 
Inflation, end of period consumer prices (Index).3,5616,4402,8994,1395,0884,1785,0814,330
LesothoVolume of imports of goods and servicesPercent change Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2009
Base year: 2000
Methodology used to derive volumes: Weighted average of volume changes
Formula used to derive volumes: Laspeyres-type
Chain-weighted: Yes, from 1982
Trade System: General trade
Excluded items in trade: In transit;Re-exports;Re-imports;
Excluded items in manufactures: Military equipment;
Oil coverage: Secondary or refined products;Other;
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: Cost, insurance, freight (CIF)1,9998,2815,8405,2044,6744,3624,3525,137
LesothoVolume of Imports of goodsPercent change Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2009
Base year: 2000
Methodology used to derive volumes: Weighted average of volume changes
Formula used to derive volumes: Laspeyres-type
Chain-weighted: Yes, from 1982
Trade System: General trade
Excluded items in trade: In transit;Re-exports;Re-imports;
Excluded items in manufactures: Military equipment;
Oil coverage: Secondary or refined products;Other;
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: Cost, insurance, freight (CIF)1,9998,2815,8405,2044,6744,3624,3525,137
LesothoVolume of exports of goods and servicesPercent change Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2009
Base year: 2000
Methodology used to derive volumes: Weighted average of volume changes
Formula used to derive volumes: Laspeyres-type
Chain-weighted: Yes, from 1982
Trade System: General trade
Excluded items in trade: In transit;Re-exports;Re-imports;
Excluded items in manufactures: Military equipment;
Oil coverage: Secondary or refined products;Other;
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: Cost, insurance, freight (CIF)6,2055,5267,2055,6835,0655,1385,3125,493
LesothoVolume of exports of goodsPercent change Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2009
Base year: 2000
Methodology used to derive volumes: Weighted average of volume changes
Formula used to derive volumes: Laspeyres-type
Chain-weighted: Yes, from 1982
Trade System: General trade
Excluded items in trade: In transit;Re-exports;Re-imports;
Excluded items in manufactures: Military equipment;
Oil coverage: Secondary or refined products;Other;
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: Cost, insurance, freight (CIF)6,2055,5267,2055,6835,0655,1385,3125,493
LesothoValue of oil importsU.S. dollarsBillionsSource: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2009
Base year: 2000
Methodology used to derive volumes: Weighted average of volume changes
Formula used to derive volumes: Laspeyres-type
Chain-weighted: Yes, from 1982
Trade System: General trade
Excluded items in trade: In transit;Re-exports;Re-imports;
Excluded items in manufactures: Military equipment;
Oil coverage: Secondary or refined products;Other;
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: Cost, insurance, freight (CIF)0,1180,1540,1610,1590,1610,1660,1660,186
LesothoValue of oil exportsU.S. dollarsBillionsSource: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2009
Base year: 2000
Methodology used to derive volumes: Weighted average of volume changes
Formula used to derive volumes: Laspeyres-type
Chain-weighted: Yes, from 1982
Trade System: General trade
Excluded items in trade: In transit;Re-exports;Re-imports;
Excluded items in manufactures: Military equipment;
Oil coverage: Secondary or refined products;Other;
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: Cost, insurance, freight (CIF)0,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,0000,000
LesothoPopulationPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Loti
Data last updated: 04/20121,9271,9411,9551,9691,9831,9972,0112,026
LesothoGeneral government revenueNational currencyBillionsSource: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2008
Start/end months of reporting year: April/March
GFS Manual used: 2001
General government includes: Central Government;Local Government;
Valuation of public debt: Current market value
Primary domestic currency: Loti
Data last updated: 04/20128,5599,36613,47012,82412,90914,81115,69216,197
LesothoGeneral government revenuePercent of GDP See notes for: 
General government revenue (National currency).52,47851,64565,52058,58751,87151,96650,93548,624
LesothoGeneral government total expenditureNational currencyBillionsSource: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2008
Start/end months of reporting year: April/March
GFS Manual used: 2001
General government includes: Central Government;Local Government;
Valuation of public debt: Current market value
Primary domestic currency: Loti
Data last updated: 04/20129,38211,26313,42712,66012,36213,58314,37415,180
LesothoGeneral government total expenditurePercent of GDP See notes for: 
General government total expenditure (National currency).57,52062,10365,31157,83949,67347,65846,65845,573
LesothoGeneral government net lending/borrowingNational currencyBillionsSource: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2008
Start/end months of reporting year: April/March
GFS Manual used: 2001
General government includes: Central Government;Local Government;
Valuation of public debt: Current market value
Primary domestic currency: Loti
Data last updated: 04/2012-0,822-1,8970,0430,1640,5471,2281,3181,017
LesothoGeneral government net lending/borrowingPercent of GDP See notes for: 
General government net lending/borrowing (National currency).-5,042-10,4590,2090,7482,1984,3084,2773,052
LesothoGeneral government primary net lending/borrowingNational currencyBillionsSource: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2008
Start/end months of reporting year: April/March
GFS Manual used: 2001
General government includes: Central Government;Local Government;
Valuation of public debt: Current market value
Primary domestic currency: Loti
Data last updated: 04/2012-0,734-1,7530,2590,4010,8211,4671,5511,247
LesothoGeneral government primary net lending/borrowingPercent of GDP See notes for: 
General government primary net lending/borrowing (National currency).-4,499-9,6641,2621,8313,3005,1465,0343,745
LesothoGeneral government net debtNational currencyBillionsSource: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2008
Start/end months of reporting year: April/March
GFS Manual used: 2001
General government includes: Central Government;Local Government;
Valuation of public debt: Current market value
Primary domestic currency: Loti
Data last updated: 04/20125,7447,1918,6699,85310,37411,22912,07213,198
LesothoGeneral government net debtPercent of GDP See notes for: 
General government net debt (National currency).35,21639,64942,16545,01541,68539,39639,18639,622
LesothoGeneral government gross debtNational currencyBillionsSource: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2008
Start/end months of reporting year: April/March
GFS Manual used: 2001
General government includes: Central Government;Local Government;
Valuation of public debt: Current market value
Primary domestic currency: Loti
Data last updated: 04/20125,7447,1918,6699,85310,37411,22912,07213,198
LesothoGeneral government gross debtPercent of GDP See notes for: 
General government gross debt (National currency).35,21639,64942,16545,01541,68539,39639,18639,622
LesothoGross domestic product corresponding to fiscal year, current pricesNational currencyBillionsSource: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2008
Start/end months of reporting year: April/March
GFS Manual used: 2001
General government includes: Central Government;Local Government;
Valuation of public debt: Current market value
Primary domestic currency: Loti
Data last updated: 04/201216,31018,13620,55921,88924,88728,50230,80733,310
LesothoCurrent account balanceU.S. dollarsBillionsSource: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2008
BOP Manual used: BPM 5
Primary domestic currency: Loti
Data last updated: 04/2012-0,336-0,407-0,296-0,414-0,1700,0510,045-0,008
LesothoCurrent account balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Current account balance (U.S. dollars).-15,084-16,601-11,192-15,377-5,7711,5621,316-0,220
Notes
  Country/Series-specific Notes  
  Lesotho: Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2008
Notes: Revised national accounts were released in November 2008 where GDP was rebased from 1981 to 2007.
GDP valuation: Market prices
Base year: 2004
Chain-weighted: No
Primary domestic currency: Loti
Data last updated: 04/2012


Lesotho: Gross domestic product, constant prices (Percent change)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).


Lesotho: Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2008
Notes: Revised national accounts were released in November 2008 where GDP was rebased from 1981 to 2007.
GDP valuation: Market prices
Base year: 2004
Chain-weighted: No
Primary domestic currency: Loti
Data last updated: 04/2012


Lesotho: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Lesotho: Gross domestic product, deflator (Index)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Lesotho: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Lesotho: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Lesotho: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Lesotho: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Lesotho: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Lesotho: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world total (Percent)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Lesotho: Implied PPP conversion rate (National currency per current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Lesotho: Total investment (Percent of GDP)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2008
Notes: Revised national accounts were released in November 2008 where GDP was rebased from 1981 to 2007.
GDP valuation: Market prices
Base year: 2004
Chain-weighted: No
Primary domestic currency: Loti
Data last updated: 04/2012


Lesotho: Gross national savings (Percent of GDP)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2008
Notes: Revised national accounts were released in November 2008 where GDP was rebased from 1981 to 2007.
GDP valuation: Market prices
Base year: 2004
Chain-weighted: No
Primary domestic currency: Loti
Data last updated: 04/2012


Lesotho: Inflation, average consumer prices (Index)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2008
Harmonized prices: No
Frequency of source data: Monthly
Primary domestic currency: Loti
Data last updated: 04/2012


Lesotho: Inflation, average consumer prices (Percent change)
See notes for:
Inflation, average consumer prices (Index).


Lesotho: Inflation, end of period consumer prices (Index)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2008
Harmonized prices: No
Frequency of source data: Monthly
Primary domestic currency: Loti
Data last updated: 04/2012


Lesotho: Inflation, end of period consumer prices (Percent change)
See notes for:
Inflation, end of period consumer prices (Index).


Lesotho: Volume of imports of goods and services (Percent change)
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2009
Base year: 2000
Methodology used to derive volumes: Weighted average of volume changes
Formula used to derive volumes: Laspeyres-type
Chain-weighted: Yes, from 1982
Trade System: General trade
Excluded items in trade: In transit;Re-exports;Re-imports;
Excluded items in manufactures: Military equipment;
Oil coverage: Secondary or refined products;Other;
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: Cost, insurance, freight (CIF)


Lesotho: Volume of Imports of goods (Percent change)
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2009
Base year: 2000
Methodology used to derive volumes: Weighted average of volume changes
Formula used to derive volumes: Laspeyres-type
Chain-weighted: Yes, from 1982
Trade System: General trade
Excluded items in trade: In transit;Re-exports;Re-imports;
Excluded items in manufactures: Military equipment;
Oil coverage: Secondary or refined products;Other;
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: Cost, insurance, freight (CIF)


Lesotho: Volume of exports of goods and services (Percent change)
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2009
Base year: 2000
Methodology used to derive volumes: Weighted average of volume changes
Formula used to derive volumes: Laspeyres-type
Chain-weighted: Yes, from 1982
Trade System: General trade
Excluded items in trade: In transit;Re-exports;Re-imports;
Excluded items in manufactures: Military equipment;
Oil coverage: Secondary or refined products;Other;
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: Cost, insurance, freight (CIF)


Lesotho: Volume of exports of goods (Percent change)
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2009
Base year: 2000
Methodology used to derive volumes: Weighted average of volume changes
Formula used to derive volumes: Laspeyres-type
Chain-weighted: Yes, from 1982
Trade System: General trade
Excluded items in trade: In transit;Re-exports;Re-imports;
Excluded items in manufactures: Military equipment;
Oil coverage: Secondary or refined products;Other;
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: Cost, insurance, freight (CIF)


Lesotho: Value of oil imports (U.S. dollars)
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2009
Base year: 2000
Methodology used to derive volumes: Weighted average of volume changes
Formula used to derive volumes: Laspeyres-type
Chain-weighted: Yes, from 1982
Trade System: General trade
Excluded items in trade: In transit;Re-exports;Re-imports;
Excluded items in manufactures: Military equipment;
Oil coverage: Secondary or refined products;Other;
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: Cost, insurance, freight (CIF)


Lesotho: Value of oil exports (U.S. dollars)
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2009
Base year: 2000
Methodology used to derive volumes: Weighted average of volume changes
Formula used to derive volumes: Laspeyres-type
Chain-weighted: Yes, from 1982
Trade System: General trade
Excluded items in trade: In transit;Re-exports;Re-imports;
Excluded items in manufactures: Military equipment;
Oil coverage: Secondary or refined products;Other;
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: Cost, insurance, freight (CIF)


Lesotho: Population (Persons)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Loti
Data last updated: 04/2012


Lesotho: General government revenue (National currency)
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2008
Start/end months of reporting year: April/March
GFS Manual used: 2001
General government includes: Central Government;Local Government;
Valuation of public debt: Current market value
Primary domestic currency: Loti
Data last updated: 04/2012


Lesotho: General government revenue (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
General government revenue (National currency).


Lesotho: General government total expenditure (National currency)
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2008
Start/end months of reporting year: April/March
GFS Manual used: 2001
General government includes: Central Government;Local Government;
Valuation of public debt: Current market value
Primary domestic currency: Loti
Data last updated: 04/2012


Lesotho: General government total expenditure (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
General government total expenditure (National currency).


Lesotho: General government net lending/borrowing (National currency)
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2008
Start/end months of reporting year: April/March
GFS Manual used: 2001
General government includes: Central Government;Local Government;
Valuation of public debt: Current market value
Primary domestic currency: Loti
Data last updated: 04/2012


Lesotho: General government net lending/borrowing (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
General government net lending/borrowing (National currency).


Lesotho: General government primary net lending/borrowing (National currency)
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2008
Start/end months of reporting year: April/March
GFS Manual used: 2001
General government includes: Central Government;Local Government;
Valuation of public debt: Current market value
Primary domestic currency: Loti
Data last updated: 04/2012


Lesotho: General government primary net lending/borrowing (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
General government primary net lending/borrowing (National currency).


Lesotho: General government net debt (National currency)
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2008
Start/end months of reporting year: April/March
GFS Manual used: 2001
General government includes: Central Government;Local Government;
Valuation of public debt: Current market value
Primary domestic currency: Loti
Data last updated: 04/2012


Lesotho: General government net debt (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
General government net debt (National currency).


Lesotho: General government gross debt (National currency)
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2008
Start/end months of reporting year: April/March
GFS Manual used: 2001
General government includes: Central Government;Local Government;
Valuation of public debt: Current market value
Primary domestic currency: Loti
Data last updated: 04/2012


Lesotho: General government gross debt (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
General government gross debt (National currency).


Lesotho: Gross domestic product corresponding to fiscal year, current prices (National currency)
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2008
Start/end months of reporting year: April/March
GFS Manual used: 2001
General government includes: Central Government;Local Government;
Valuation of public debt: Current market value
Primary domestic currency: Loti
Data last updated: 04/2012


Lesotho: Current account balance (U.S. dollars)
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2008
BOP Manual used: BPM 5
Primary domestic currency: Loti
Data last updated: 04/2012


Lesotho: Current account balance (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Current account balance (U.S. dollars).


 
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