Lesotho | Economic Forecasts | 2017-2020 Outlook

This page has economic forecasts for Lesotho including a long-term outlook for the next decades, plus medium-term expectations for the next four quarters and short-term market predictions for the next release affecting the Lesotho economy.

MARKETS Actual Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 2020
Currency 13.02 13.54 13.68 14.08 13.95 16.09 [+]
GDP Actual Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 2020
GDP Annual Growth Rate 3.40 3 3 3 4.63 4.49 percent [+]
GDP 2.28 2.29 2.18 2.2 2.07 2.85 USD Billion [+]
GDP per capita 1370.27 1393 1394 1395 1398 1458 USD [+]
GDP per capita PPP 2770.20 2825 2823 2821 2830 2965 USD [+]
LABOUR Actual Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 2020
Unemployment Rate 25.30 19.8 25.2 25.14 25.12 19.5 percent [+]
Population 2.14 2.15 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.28 Million [+]
PRICES Actual Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 2020
Inflation Rate 5.20 5.2 6.1 5.7 5.9 6.5 percent [+]
Food Inflation 7.00 8.14 7.9 7.76 7.69 7.61 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 131.62 132 132 132 132 132 Index Points [+]
MONEY Actual Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 2020
Interest Rate 6.64 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 8.1 percent [+]
Deposit Interest Rate 1.10 1.68 1.38 1.07 1.2 1.97 percent [+]
Money Supply M1 4870.70 4824 4971 4866 4920 4902 Million LSL [+]
Money Supply M2 10070.00 10752 10875 11035 11177 12798 Million LSL [+]
TRADE Actual Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 2020
Balance of Trade -2305.61 -2374 -2428 -2910 -2841 -2777 LSL Million [+]
Exports 3189.67 3266 3215 3208 3236 3227 LSL Million [+]
Imports -5495.28 -1935 -1906 -1611 -2385 -1939 LSL Million [+]
Current Account -628.38 -861 -695 -780 -779 -750 LSL Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -8.40 -7.35 -6.99 -6.63 -6.34 -3.92 percent [+]
Terrorism Index 0.89 0.52 0.62 0.73 0.68 0.34 [+]
External Debt 10921.04 11914 12044 12215 12370 13725 Million LSL [+]
GOVERNMENT Actual Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 2020
Government Debt to GDP 57.30 56.06 58.16 60.27 62.15 78.31 percent [+]
Government Budget 0.50 3.76 4.55 5.34 4.83 2 percent of GDP [+]
Military Expenditure 48.80 47.25 47.34 47.43 47.22 46.64 USD Million [+]
BUSINESS Actual Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 2020
Competitiveness Index 3.57 3.51 3.51 3.51 3.57 3.75 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 120.00 116 116 116 119 118 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 100.00 110 108 106 107 115 [+]
Corruption Index 39.00 41 40 39 39 38 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 83.00 81 89 97 98 108 [+]
TAXES Actual Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 2020
Corporate Tax Rate 25.00 25 25 25 25 25 percent [+]
Personal Income Tax Rate 30.00 30 30 30 30 30 percent [+]