- Lesotho’s growth in 2012 remained modest at 3.8%, driven mainly by a doubling of mining investment and an increase in construction activities. The medium-term outlook is positive and predicated on the booming construction sector and on reforms to eliminate structural impediments to economicdiversification and competitiveness.
- Access to African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) trade preferences with the United States has transformed Lesotho from an economy predominantly reliant on subsistence agriculture and employment from South African mines and industries to one where the textile and garment industry has become a significant source of employment and foreign exchange.
|Area:||30,000 sq km|
|Total Population 2012:||2.2 Million|
|Urban Population 2012:||28.38%|
|Female Population 2012:||50.66%|
|GDP:||US$ 2.6 Billion|
|GNI Per Capita 2012:||US$ 1,220|
|Crude Birth Rate (per 1000):||27.25%|
|Human Development Index (rank / 187):||158|
|Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1):||0.461|
|Cumulative Approvals (1967-2012):||UA 333.7 Million|