Lesotho | Economic Forecasts | 2016-2020 Outlook

MARKETS Actual Q4/16 Q1/17 Q2/17 Q3/17 2020
Currency 13.67 14.51 14.66 14.8 14.94 17.24 [+]
GDP Actual Q4/16 Q1/17 Q2/17 Q3/17 2020
GDP Annual Growth Rate 3.40 2.6 3 3 3 4.49 percent [+]
GDP per capita 1226.60 1260 1269 1277 1285 1418 USD [+]
GDP per capita PPP 2494.08 2575 2590 2604 2619 2869 USD [+]
LABOUR Actual Q4/16 Q1/17 Q2/17 Q3/17 2020
Unemployment Rate 25.30 19.8 19.12 19.8 25.07 19.5 percent [+]
Population 2.14 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.28 Million [+]
PRICES Actual Q4/16 Q1/17 Q2/17 Q3/17 2020
Inflation Rate 5.70 7.6 6.8 6.3 6.1 4.78 percent [+]
Food Inflation 10.10 9.21 8.39 7.95 7.71 7.42 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 128.46 128 128 128 128 128 Index Points [+]
MONEY Actual Q4/16 Q1/17 Q2/17 Q3/17 2020
Interest Rate 7.00 7.1 7.21 7.27 7.6 8.1 percent [+]
Deposit Interest Rate 2.30 2.31 2.35 2.4 2.44 2.59 percent [+]
Money Supply M1 5206.00 5217 5293 5362 5425 6085 Million LSL [+]
Money Supply M2 10646.60 10525 10055 10332 10430 8418 Million LSL [+]
TRADE Actual Q4/16 Q1/17 Q2/17 Q3/17 2020
Balance of Trade -2324.11 -2966 -3028 -2368 -2381 -2799 LSL Million [+]
Exports 3379.45 3494 3459 3516 3561 3542 LSL Million [+]
Imports 5703.56 6437 6504 6339 6447 7694 LSL Million [+]
Current Account -599.82 -655 -861 -861 -483 -435 LSL Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -8.40 -6.63 -6.34 -6.06 -5.77 -3.92 percent [+]
Terrorism Index 0.89 0.73 0.68 0.62 0.57 0.34 [+]
External Debt 12129.70 13223 13507 13811 14154 17542 Million LSL [+]
GOVERNMENT Actual Q4/16 Q1/17 Q2/17 Q3/17 2020
Government Debt to GDP 57.30 60.27 62.15 64.02 65.9 78.31 percent [+]
Government Budget 0.50 5.34 4.83 4.32 3.81 2 percent of GDP [+]
Military Expenditure 48.80 47.25 47.34 47.43 47.22 46.64 USD Million [+]
BUSINESS Actual Q4/16 Q1/17 Q2/17 Q3/17 2020
Ease of Doing Business 100.00 115 112 110 108 117 [+]
Corruption Index 44.00 44.84 44.51 44.18 43.85 44.19 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 61.00 70.52 72.83 75.14 77.46 83.43 [+]
Competitiveness Index 3.57 3.61 3.61 3.61 3.61 3.5 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 120.00 121 121 121 121 126 [+]
TAXES Actual Q4/16 Q1/17 Q2/17 Q3/17 2020
Personal Income Tax Rate 30.00 30 30 30 30 30 percent [+]
Corporate Tax Rate 25.00 25 25 25 25 25 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. 12/8/2016