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International Rankings of Lesotho - 2019

SOURCE: CIA World Factbook 2019


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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
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - total1754,9842017
Internet users - percent of population (%)153 27.4%July 2016
Internet users - total148 534,360July 2016
Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants59 12017
Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions191 10,6372017
Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants43 1222017
Telephones - mobile cellular - total subscriptions145 2,380,8042017
Economy
Budget - expenditures1661.255 billion2017
Budget - revenues165 1.09 billion2017
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)83 -6%17
Central bank discount rate (%)30 6.75%2 February 2016
Commercial bank prime lending rate (%)58 11.58%31 December 2017
Current account balance83 -$102 million2017
Debt - external167 $934.6 million31 December 2017
Distribution of family income - Gini index1 63.21995
Exports160 $1.028 billion2017
GDP - composition, by end use - exports of goods and services (%)84 40.8%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - government consumption (%)20 26.4%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - household consumption (%)71 69.2%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - imports of goods and services (%)119 -54.4%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - investment in fixed capital (%)22 31.4%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - investment in inventories (%)73 -13.4%2017
GDP - composition, by sector of origin - agriculture (%)100 5.8%2016
GDP - composition, by sector of origin - industry (%)30 39.2%2016
GDP - composition, by sector of origin – services(%)125 54.9%2016
GDP - per capita (PPP)162 $3,3002017
GDP - real growth rate (%)79 -1.6%2017
GDP - official exchange rate181 $2.749 billion2017
GDP - purchasing power parity169 $6.656 billion2017
Gross national saving (% of GPD)77 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
Imports170 $1.826 billion2017
Industrial production growth rate (%)6 12.5%2017
Inflation rate(consumer prices) (%)41 5.3%2017
Labor force146 930,8002017
Labor force - by occupation – agriculture (%)4 86%2002
Population below poverty line (%)14 57%2016
Public debt (% of GPD)136 33.7% of GDP2017
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold143 $657.7 million31 December 2017
Stock of broad money178 $420.8 million31 December 2017
Stock of direct foreign investment - abroad110 $122 million31 December 2017
Stock of direct foreign investment - at home129 $497.7 million31 December 2017
Stock of domestic credit180 $442.3 million31 December 2017
Stock of narrow money174 $420.8 million31 December 2017
Taxes and other revenues42 39.7%17
Unemployment rate (%)12 28.1%2014
Energy
Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy176711,100 Mt2017
Crude Oil - exports81 0 bbl/day2015
Crude Oil - imports83 0 bbl/day2015
Crude Oil - production93 0 bbl/day2017
Crude Oil - proved reserves90 0 bbl1 January 2018
Electricity – consumption (kWh)160 847.3 million kWh2016
Electricity – exports (kWh)95 0 kWh2016
Electricity - from fossil fuels82 0% of total installed capacity2016
Electricity - from hydroelectric plants1 100% of total installed capacity2017
Electricity - from nuclear fuels20 0% of total installed capacity2017
Electricity - from other renewable sources42 1% of total installed capacity2017
Electricity – imports (kWh)85 373 million kWh2016
Electricity - installed generating capacity184 80,400 kW2016
Electricity – production (kWh)160 510 million kWh2016
Electricity access - electrification - rural areas59 8%2013
Electricity access - electrification - total population60 17%2013
Electricity access - electrification - urban areas46 43%2013
Electricity access - population without electricity48 1.7 million2013
Electricity Consumption per capita (kWh)169 431.752016
Natural gas – consumption (cu m)107 0 cu m2017
Natural gas – exports (cu m)56 0 cu m2017
Natural gas – imports (cu m)79 0 cu m2017
Natural gas – production (cu m)91 0 cu m2017
Natural gas - proved reserves (cu m)94 0 cu m1 January 2014
Refined petroleum products - consumption143 5,000 bbl/day2016
Refined petroleum products - exports124 0 bbl/day2015
Refined petroleum products - imports169 5,118 bbl/day2015
Refined petroleum products - production110 0 bbl/day2015
Geography
Land Area - sq km13630,355 sq kmNA
Total Area - sq km142 30,355 sq kmNA
Coastline(km)194 0 kmNA
Elevation - elevation extremes1 1,400 mNA
Elevation - mean elevation (m)6 2,161 mNA
Irrigated land (sq km)138 30 sq km2012
Land boundaries - total km117 1,106 kmNA
Land use - agricultural land (%)9 76.1%2011
Land use - arable land (%)98 10.1%2011
Land use - forest (%)170 1.5%2011
Land use – other (%)110 22.4%2011
Land use - permanent crops (%)83 0.1%2011
Land use - permanent pasture (%)16 65.9%2011
Population Density - Persons per sq km144 64.65July 2018
Military
Military expenditures - percent of GDP531.85% of GDP2016
Population
Age structure 0-14 years (%)6331.84%18
Age structure 15-24 years (%)55 19.34%18
Age structure 25-54 years (%)145 38.27%18
Age structure 55-64 years (%)165 5.02%18
Age structure 65 years and over (%)130 5.53%18
Birth Rate (births/1,000 population)46 24.2 births/1,000 population2018
Children under the age of 5 years underweight57 10.3%2014
Contraceptive prevalence rate (%)52 60.2%2014
Death Rate (deaths/1,000 population)2 15.1 deaths/1,000 population2018
Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio (%)92 7.42015
Dependency ratios - potential support ratio59 13.52015
Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio (%)51 66.92015
Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio (%)53 59.52015
Drinking water source - Improved – rural76 77% of population2015
Drinking water source - Improved – total73 81.8%2015
Drinking water source - Improved – urban43 94.6% of population2015
Drinking water source - UnImproved – rural51 23% of population2015
Drinking water source - UnImproved - total47 18.2%2015
Drinking water source - UnImproved - urban49 5.4% of population2015
Education expenditures - percent of GDP3 11.4% of GDP2008
Health expenditures14 10.6% of GDP2014
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate (%)2 23.8%2017
HIV/AIDS - deaths24 4,9002017
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS15 320,0002017
Infant mortality rate – female (deaths/1,000 live births)32 40.9 deaths/1,000 live births2018
Infant mortality rate – male (deaths/1,000 live births)35 48.1 deaths/1,000 live births2018
Infant mortality rate – total (deaths/1,000 live births)32 44.6 deaths/1,000 live births2018
Life expectancy at birth – female (years)147 53.1 years2018
Life expectancy at birth – male (years)144 53 years2018
Life expectancy at birth - total population138 53 years2018
Literacy – female (%)53 88.3%2015
Literacy – male (%)91 70.1%2015
Literacy - total population71 79.4%2015
Maternal mortality rate21 487 deaths/100,000 live births2015
Median age – female (years)127 24.3 years2018
Median age – male (years)115 24.4 years2018
Median age – total (years)117 24.4 years2018
Mother's mean age at first birth (years)62 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 1,962,461July 2018
Population growth rate (%)142 0.24%2018
Sanitation facility access - Rural Improved (% of population)129 27.6% of population2015
Sanitation facility access - Total Improved (% of population)129 30.3%2015
Sanitation facility access - Urban Improved (% of population)129 37.3% of population2015
Sanitation facility access - Rural UnImproved (% of population)33 72.4% of population2015
Sanitation facility access - Total UnImproved (% of population)27 69.7%2015
Sanitation facility access - Urban UnImproved (% of population)18 62.7% of population2015
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) - female11 11 years2014
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)11 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)/female2017
Suffrage4 18 years of ageNA
Total fertility rate (children born/woman)58 2.59 children born/woman2018
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - total (%)23 34.4%2013
Urbanization - rate of urbanization (%)47 2.83% annual rate of change15-20
Urbanization - urban population (%)166 28.2% of total population2018
Transportation
Airports98242013
Airports - with paved runways - 914 to 1,523 m46 12017
Airports - with paved runways - over 3,047 m27 12017
Airports - with paved runways - total76 32017
Airports - with paved runways - under 914 m35 12017
Airports - with unpaved runways - 914 to 1,523 m53 52013
Airports - with unpaved runways - total80 212013
Airports - with unpaved runways - under 914 m57 162013
Roadways - paved (km)94 1,069 kmNA
Roadways - total (km)98 5,940 kmNA
Roadways - unpaved (km)60 4,871 kmNA




*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 2019. 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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