The annual inflation rate in Lesotho rose to 7.2% in December 2023 from 6.8% in the previous month. This was the highest reading since February, primarily attributed to higher prices for food & non-alcoholic beverages (10.3% vs 9.2% in November) and clothing & footwear (7.8% vs 6.6%). On a monthly basis, the CPI advanced by 0.9% in December, following a 0.5% increase in November. source: Lesotho Bureau of Statistics

Inflation Rate in Lesotho averaged 7.11 percent from 2002 until 2023, reaching an all time high of 35.14 percent in October of 2002 and a record low of 2.00 percent in March of 2015. This page provides - Lesotho Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Lesotho Inflation Rate - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on February of 2024.

Inflation Rate in Lesotho is expected to be 5.60 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Lesotho Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 4.30 percent in 2025, according to our econometric models.

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Lesotho Inflation Rate

Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Inflation Rate 7.20 6.80 percent Dec 2023
Inflation Rate MoM 0.90 0.50 percent Dec 2023
CPI Housing Utilities 107.47 107.44 points Dec 2023
Consumer Price Index CPI 110.16 109.21 points Dec 2023

Lesotho Inflation Rate
In Lesotho, the inflation rate measures a broad rise or fall in prices that consumers pay for a standard basket of goods.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.20 6.80 35.14 2.00 2002 - 2023 percent Monthly