The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Lesotho expanded 1.20 percent in the second quarter of 2019 over the same quarter of the previous year. GDP Annual Growth Rate in Lesotho averaged 4.08 percent from 1961 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 26.40 percent in the fourth quarter of 1973 and a record low of -13.51 percent in the fourth quarter of 1975. source: Lesotho Bureau of Statistics

GDP Annual Growth Rate in Lesotho is expected to be 2.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate GDP Annual Growth Rate in Lesotho to stand at -2.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Lesotho GDP Annual Growth Rate is projected to trend around 2.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Lesotho GDP Annual Growth Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.20 -1.30 26.40 -13.51 1961 - 2019 percent Quarterly

Lesotho GDP Annual Growth Rate
Lesotho is a landlocked country inside South Africa. Lesotho’s economy is dependent on diamonds extraction, exports of water to South Africa and workers remittances from the Southern African Customs Union (SACU). The agricultural sector, which accounts for only 8.6 percent of GDP, is the main source of income for the majority of rural population. Yet, in recent years, increasing foreign direct investments (mainly from China) in textile industry and commerce have created more jobs and strengthen the economy. However, widespread poverty, youth unemployment and high prevalence rate of AIDS remain the main obstacles to growth.

Lesotho GDP Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
GDP Annual Growth Rate 1.20 -1.30 26.40 -13.51 percent [+]
GDP 2.79 2.58 2.79 0.03 USD Billion [+]
GDP per capita 1401.60 1392.30 1436.10 258.90 USD [+]
GDP per capita PPP 2864.90 2845.90 2935.50 1298.60 USD [+]
Gdp Constant Prices 5755.37 6071.53 6667.13 3880.89 LSL Million [+]
Gdp From Agriculture 313.51 341.08 606.24 194.71 LSL Million [+]
Gdp From Construction 218.11 300.15 484.50 176.40 LSL Million [+]
Gdp From Manufacturing 673.99 594.64 811.23 480.95 LSL Million [+]
Gdp From Mining 346.15 335.71 402.14 171.04 LSL Million [+]
Gdp From Public Administration 792.67 774.90 903.10 410.20 LSL Million [+]
Gdp From Services 529.23 657.31 908.25 407.10 LSL Million [+]
Gdp From Transport 129.21 145.94 180.29 107.31 LSL Million [+]
Gdp From Utilities 264.73 255.36 382.22 171.46 LSL Million [+]