Lesotho | Economic Forecasts | 2016-2020 Outlook

MARKETS Actual Q1/17 Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 2020
Currency 12.44 13.18 13.31 13.44 13.7 15.66 [+]
GDP Actual Q1/17 Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 2020
GDP Annual Growth Rate 3.40 3 3 3 3 4.49 percent [+]
GDP 2.28 2.24 2.22 2.2 2.2 2.85 USD Billion [+]
GDP per capita 1370.27 1250 1254 1257 1260 1418 USD [+]
GDP per capita PPP 2770.20 2563 2567 2571 2575 2869 USD [+]
LABOUR Actual Q1/17 Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 2020
Unemployment Rate 25.30 19.12 19.8 25.2 25.14 19.5 percent [+]
Population 2.14 2.14 2.15 2.15 2.16 2.28 Million [+]
PRICES Actual Q1/17 Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 2020
Inflation Rate 5.30 5.1 5.2 6.1 5.7 6.5 percent [+]
Food Inflation 9.40 8.59 8.14 7.9 7.76 7.61 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 129.43 130 130 130 130 130 Index Points [+]
MONEY Actual Q1/17 Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 2020
Interest Rate 6.64 6.53 6.5 7.6 6.46 8.1 percent [+]
Deposit Interest Rate 2.30 2.8 2.63 2.47 2.31 2.59 percent [+]
Money Supply M1 4870.70 5158 5151 5148 5147 5216 Million LSL [+]
Money Supply M2 10070.00 9813 10109 10154 10013 7925 Million LSL [+]
TRADE Actual Q1/17 Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 2020
Balance of Trade -2305.61 -2960 -2374 -2428 -2910 -2777 LSL Million [+]
Exports 3189.67 3245 3266 3215 3208 3227 LSL Million [+]
Imports -5495.28 -2141 -1935 -1906 -1611 -1939 LSL Million [+]
Current Account -628.38 -861 -861 -360 -351 -322 LSL Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -8.40 -7.71 -7.35 -6.99 -6.63 -3.92 percent [+]
Terrorism Index 0.89 0.41 0.52 0.62 0.73 0.34 [+]
External Debt 10921.04 11790 11914 12044 12215 13725 Million LSL [+]
GOVERNMENT Actual Q1/17 Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 2020
Government Debt to GDP 57.30 53.95 56.06 58.16 60.27 78.31 percent [+]
Government Budget 0.50 2.96 3.76 4.55 5.34 2 percent of GDP [+]
Military Expenditure 48.80 47.25 47.34 47.43 47.22 46.64 USD Million [+]
BUSINESS Actual Q1/17 Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 2020
Competitiveness Index 3.57 3.61 3.61 3.61 3.61 3.5 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 120.00 121 121 121 121 126 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 100.00 114 112 110 108 117 [+]
Corruption Index 39.00 42 41 40 39 38 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 83.00 62.9 65.44 67.98 70.52 83.43 [+]
TAXES Actual Q1/17 Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 2020
Corporate Tax Rate 25.00 25 25 25 25 25 percent [+]
Personal Income Tax Rate 30.00 30 30 30 30 30 percent [+]





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. 3/26/2017