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International Rankings of Lesotho - 2018

SOURCE: CIA World Factbook 2018


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This table lists the international rankings of Lesotho, in all categories that are published in the CIA World Factbook, and those that we derived from them. Additional international rankings of Lesotho, can be found in the main country ranks menu.
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Ranked Data Rank Value Date of Info
Communications
Internet users - percent of population (%)15327.4% July 2016
Internet users - total148 534,360July 2016
Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants58 2 July 2016
Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions162 41,158July 2016
Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants50 117 July 2016
Telephones - mobile cellular - total150 2,282,917July 2016
Economy
Budget - expenditures168$1.16 billion 2017
Budget - revenues166 $1.057 billion2017
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)57 -3.8% of GDP2017
Central bank discount rate (%)35 6.75%2 February 2016
Commercial bank prime lending rate (%)49 12%31 December 2017
Current account balance87 -$232 million2017
Debt - external168 $952.5 million31 December 2017
Distribution of family income - Gini index1 63.21995
Exports154 $1.031 billion2017
GDP - composition, by end use - exports of goods and services (%)83 40.8%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - government consumption (%)14 26.4%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - household consumption (%)66 69.2%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - imports of goods and services (%)120 -54.4% 2017
GDP - composition, by end use - investment in fixed capital (%)26 31.4%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - investment in inventories (%)70 -13.4%2017
GDP - composition, by sector of origin - agriculture (%)102 5.3%2017
GDP - composition, by sector of origin - industry (%)41 34.6%2017
GDP - composition, by sector of origin – services(%)102 60.1% 2017
GDP - per capita (PPP)150 $3,9002017
GDP - real growth rate (%)28 4.6%2017
GDP - official exchange rate181 $2.721 billion2016
GDP - purchasing power parity166 $7.448 billion2017
Gross national saving (% of GPD)71 20.3% of GDP2017
Household income or consumption by percentage share - highest 10% (%)20 39.4% 2003
Household income or consumption by percentage share - lowest 10% (%)41 1%2003
Imports165 $1.718 billion2017
Industrial production growth rate (%)15 8.2%2017
Inflation rate(consumer prices) (%)34 6.6%2017
Labor force145 930,8002017
Labor force - by occupation – agriculture (%)5 86%2002
Population below poverty line (%)13 57%2016
Public debt (% of GPD)96 47.8% of GDP2016
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold126 $983 million31 December 2017
Stock of broad money175 $703.2 million31 December 2017
Stock of direct foreign investment - at home123 $532.5 million31 December 2017
Stock of domestic credit180 $225.4 million31 December 2017
Stock of narrow money176 $301.5 million31 December 2017
Taxes and other revenues37 38.8% of GDP2017
Unemployment rate (%)15 28.1%2014
Energy
Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy143300,000 Mt2013
Crude Oil - exports84 0 bbl/day2014
Crude Oil - imports86 0 bbl/day2014
Crude Oil - production96 0 bbl/day2016
Crude Oil - proved reserves91 0 bbl1 January 2017
Electricity – consumption (kWh)163 763 million kWh2015
Electricity – exports (kWh)95 0 kWh2016
Electricity - from fossil fuels173 0% of total installed capacity2015
Electricity - from hydroelectric plants1 100% of total installed capacity2015
Electricity - from nuclear fuels30 0% of total installed capacity2015
Electricity - from other renewable sources119 0% of total installed capacity2015
Electricity – imports (kWh)92 205 million kWh2015
Electricity - installed generating capacity180 80,000 kW2015
Electricity – production (kWh)164 600 million kWh2015
Electricity access - electrification - rural areas62 8% 2013
Electricity access - electrification - total population59 17%2013
Electricity access - electrification - urban areas46 43%2013
Electricity access - population without electricity48 1,700,0002013
Electricity Consumption per capita (kWh)170 389.672015
Natural gas – consumption (cu m)112 0 cu m2013
Natural gas – exports (cu m)58 0 cu m2013
Natural gas – imports (cu m)78 0 cu m2013
Natural gas – production (cu m)95 0 cu m2013
Natural gas - proved reserves (cu m)99 0 cu m1 January 2014
Refined petroleum products - consumption144 5,000 bbl/day2015
Refined petroleum products - exports128 0 bbl/day2014
Refined petroleum products - imports162 5,121 bbl/day2014
Refined petroleum products - production109 0 bbl/day2014
Geography
Land Area - sq km13730,355 sq kmNA
Total Area - sq km142 30,355 sq kmNA
Water Area - sq km141 0 sq kmNA
Coastline(km)193 0 kmNA
Elevation - mean elevation (m)6 2,161 mNA
Irrigated land (sq km)139 30 sq km2012
Land boundaries - total km119 1,106 kmNA
Land use - agricultural land (%)9 76.1%2011
Land use - forest (%)171 1.5%2011
Land use – other (%)109 22.4% 2011
Population Density - Persons per sq km142 64.50July 2017
Military
Military expenditures - percent of GDP521.85% of GDP2016
Population
Age structure 0-14 years (%)5732.12% 17
Age structure 15-24 years (%)52 19.43% 17
Age structure 25-54 years (%)129 37.94% 17
Age structure 55-64 years (%)152 5.01% 17
Age structure 65 years and over (%)127 5.5% 17
Birth Rate (births/1,000 population)44 24.6 births/1,000 population2017
Children under the age of 5 years underweight59 10.3%2014
Contraceptive prevalence rate (%)50 60.2%2014
Death Rate (deaths/1,000 population)1 15 deaths/1,000 population2017
Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio (%)92 7.42015
Dependency ratios - potential support ratio61 13.5 2015
Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio (%)52 66.92015
Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio (%)54 59.52015
Drinking water source - Improved – rural76 77% of population2015
Drinking water source - Improved – total74 81.8%2015
Drinking water source - Improved – urban43 94.6% of population2015
Drinking water source - UnImproved – rural52 23% of population2015
Drinking water source - UnImproved - total47 18.2%2015
Drinking water source - UnImproved - urban48 5.4% of population2015
Education expenditures - percent of GDP1 13% of GDP2008
Health expenditures14 10.6% of GDP2014
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate (%)2 25%2016
HIV/AIDS - deaths20 9,9002016
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS18 330,0002016
Hospital bed density58 1.3 beds/1,000 population2006
Infant mortality rate – female (deaths/1,000 live births)32 42.4 deaths/1,000 live births 2017
Infant mortality rate – male (deaths/1,000 live births)38 49.7 deaths/1,000 live births2017
Infant mortality rate – total (deaths/1,000 live births)36 46.1 deaths/1,000 live births2017
Life expectancy at birth – female (years)147 53.1 years 2017
Life expectancy at birth – male (years)134 53 years2017
Life expectancy at birth - total population133 53 years2017
Literacy – female (%)52 88.3% 2015
Literacy – male (%)91 70.1%2015
Literacy - total population71 79.4%2015
Maternal mortality ratio22 487 deaths/100,000 live births2015
Median age – female (years)128 24.2 years 2017
Median age – male (years)112 24.2 years2017
Median age – total (years)119 24.2 years2017
Mother's mean age at first birth (years)61 21 years2014
Net migration rate (migrant(s)/1,000 population)98 -6.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population2017
Obesity - adult prevalence rate89 16.6%2016
Population149 1,958,042July 2017
Population growth rate (%)127 0.28%2017
Sanitation facility access - Rural Improved (% of population)130 27.6% of population2015
Sanitation facility access - Total Improved (% of population)130 30.3%2015
Sanitation facility access - Urban Improved (% of population)129 37.3% of population2015
Sanitation facility access - Rural UnImproved (% of population)34 72.4% of population2015
Sanitation facility access - Total UnImproved (% of population)28 69.7%2015
Sanitation facility access - Urban UnImproved (% of population)18 62.7% of population2015
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) - female15 11 years 2014
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) - male11 10 years2014
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) - total10 11 years2014
Sex ratio - 0-14 years(male(s)/female)16 1.01 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - 15-24 years(male(s)/female)31 0.91 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - 25-54 years(male(s)/female)30 0.96 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - 55-64 years(male(s)/female)12 1.14 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - 65 years and over (male(s)/female)10 1.03 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - at birth (male(s)/female)14 1.02 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - total population (male(s)/female)21 0.98 male(s)/female 2017
Suffrage4 18 years of ageNA
Total fertility rate (children born/woman)60 2.63 children born/woman2017
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - total (%)25 34.4%2013
Urbanization - rate of urbanization (%)49 2.85% annual rate of change 15-20
Urbanization - urban population (%)163 28.4% of total population 2017
Transportation
Airports99242013
Airports - with paved runways - 914 to 1,523 m83 12017
Airports - with paved runways - over 3,047 m33 12017
Airports - with paved runways - total76 32017
Airports - with paved runways - under 914 m35 1 2017
Airports - with unpaved runways - 914 to 1,523 m54 52013
Airports - with unpaved runways - total80 212013
Airports - with unpaved runways - under 914 m57 16 2013
Roadways - paved (km)143 1,069 km2011
Roadways - total (km)151 5,940 km2011
Roadways - unpaved (km)102 4,871 km 2011




*CALCULATED FIGURES are those that we calculated from data presented by the CIA World Factbook. For example, we calculated population density by dividing the total population by the land area, the electricity consumption per capita by dividing electricity consumption by the total population, etc.


NOTE: The information regarding the international rankings of Lesotho on this page is derived from the CIA World Factbook 2018. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of international rankings of Lesotho contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about international rankings of Lesotho should be addressed to the CIA.







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