Lesotho Interest Rate

The benchmark interest rate in Lesotho was last recorded at 6.01 percent. Interest Rate in Lesotho is reported by the Central Bank of Lesotho. Interest Rate in Lesotho averaged 14.16 Percent from 1980 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 20.42 Percent in the fourth quarter of 1990 and a record low of 5.18 Percent in the fourth quarter of 2013. Lesotho’s Central Bank does not define a benchmark interest rate. The main interest rate is the 91-day Treasury bill. This page provides - Lesotho Interest Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-24

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
6.01 5.18 20.42 5.18 6.00 | 2014/06 1980 - 2014 Percent Quarterly

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Lesotho Interest Rate
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Interest Rate 6.01 2014-03-31 5.18 20.42 5.18 6.00 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
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Interest Rate | Notes
The interest rate shown on this page refers to the central bank benchmark interest rate. Usually, the central bank benchmark interest rate is the overnight rate at which central banks make loans to the commercial banks under their jurisdiction. Moving the benchmark interest rate, the central bank is able to make an impact on interest rates of commercial banks, inflation level of the country and national currency exchange rate. Reduction of interest rates should bring increase in business activity, a rise in inflation rate and weakening of national currency. In case of increase in interest rates the level of business activity is likely to drop, inflation declines and national currency strengthens.


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Lesotho Balance of Trade at -2202.87 LSL Million  
Lesotho recorded a trade deficit of 2202.87 LSL Million in the fourth quarter of 2013. Balance of Trade in Lesotho is reported by the Central Bank of Lesotho.
Lesotho Exports at 2134.53 LSL Million  
Exports in Lesotho decreased to 2134.53 LSL Million in the fourth quarter of 2013 from 2289.90 LSL Million in the third quarter of 2013. Exports in Lesotho is reported by the Central Bank of Lesotho.
Lesotho Imports at 4337.40 LSL Million  
Imports in Lesotho decreased to 4337.40 LSL Million in the fourth quarter of 2013 from 4487.06 LSL Million in the third quarter of 2013. Imports in Lesotho is reported by the Central Bank of Lesotho.
Lesotho Current Account to GDP at -18.80 Percent  
Lesotho recorded a Current Account deficit of 18.80 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2012. Current Account to GDP in Lesotho is reported by the Central Bank of Lesotho.
Lesotho Current Account at 78.30 LSL Million  
Lesotho recorded a Current Account surplus of 78.30 LSL Million in the fourth quarter of 2013. Current Account in Lesotho is reported by the Central Bank of Lesotho.
Lesotho Inflation Rate at 5.70 Percent  
The inflation rate in Lesotho was recorded at 5.70 percent in February of 2014. Inflation Rate in Lesotho is reported by the Central Bank of Lesotho.
Lesotho Interest Rate at 6.01 Percent  
The benchmark interest rate in Lesotho was last recorded at 6.01 percent. Interest Rate in Lesotho is reported by the Central Bank of Lesotho.
Lesotho Government Budget at -10.40 Percent of GDP  
Lesotho recorded a Government Budget deficit equal to 10.40 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2012. Government Budget in Lesotho is reported by the Central Bank of Lesotho.
Lesotho Personal Income Tax Rate at 35.00 percent  
The Personal Income Tax Rate in Lesotho stands at 35 percent. Personal Income Tax Rate in Lesotho is reported by the Ministry of Finance.
Lesotho Corporate Tax Rate at 35.00 percent  
The Corporate Tax Rate in Lesotho stands at 35 percent. Corporate Tax Rate in Lesotho is reported by the Commissioner of Income Tax.
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