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Lesotho

CABRI member since: 2012
Region: Southern Africa
Currency: Lesotho Loti (LSL)
Population: 1.9 million
Capital: Maseru
Ministry website: www.finance.gov.ls
Fiscal year: April - March
Regional Economic Community: SADC
Key Budget Indicators Over Time
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
GDP (constant 2012 LSL[billions]) 22.57 23.24 23.82 24.55 24.16
GDP (current LSL[billions]) 25.39 29.27 32.41 34.33 35.53
GDP growth (%) 2.17 2.97 2.49 3.06 -1.56
GDP per capita (constant 2012 LSL) 11,473.96 11,735.18 11,946.31 12,229.45 11,957.45
GDP per capita (current LSL) 12,904.97 14,782.22 16,253.51 17,101.02 17,581.97
Inflation (CPI) (%) 5 4.57 4.3 6.21 4.52
General government revenue (% of GDP) 52.29 49.81 47.21 40.94 43.56
General government expenditure (% of GDP) 54.02 46.67 48.22 47.28 46.64
Budget balance (% of GDP) -1.72 3.15 -1 -6.35 -3.09
Primary balance (% of GDP) -1.08 3.75 -0.16 -6.14 -2.21
General government debt (% of GDP) 38.55 39.21 43.27 37.21 36.79

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