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Summary statistics
Region 2015 Southern Africa  
Surface area (sq km) 2014 30355  
Population (proj., 000) 2016 2160  
Pop. density (per sq km) 2016 71.2  
Capital city 2015 Maseru  
Capital city pop. (000) 2015 267 2014.  
Currency 2015 Loti (LSL)  
UN membership date 2013 17 October 1966  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2014 2081  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 2187  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 1368  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2014 3.5  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2010 7.9  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2005 2.7  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2014 986.4  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 1088.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 710.5  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2014 8.0  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2010 8.3  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2005 9.0  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2014 31.2  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2010 31.2  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2005 32.9  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2014 60.8  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2010 60.5  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2005 58.2  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2014 ... Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. Persons aged 10 years and over.  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2010 12.1 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. Persons aged 10 years and over. 2008.  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2005 ... Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. Persons aged 10 years and over.  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2014 ... Persons aged 10 years and over.  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2010 41.7 Persons aged 10 years and over. 2008.  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2005 ... Persons aged 10 years and over.  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2014 ... Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. Persons aged 10 years and over.  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2010 45.5 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. Persons aged 10 years and over. 2008.  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2005 ... Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. Persons aged 10 years and over.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2014 26.4 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 25.6 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 36.1 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2014 59.1/73.6 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2010 58.6/73.2 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2005 61.8/75.6 Estimate.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2014 244  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 198 Series linked to former series.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 140  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 111 2013.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 110  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 102  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 112 2013.  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 111  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 102  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2014 -228  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -158  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 166  
Exports (million US$) 2015 678.2 2012.  
Imports (million US$) 2015 1594.2 2012.  
Balance (million US$) 2015 -916.0 2012.  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2015 South Africa (47.3), United States (43.9), Belgium (3.2) 2012.  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2015 South Africa (88.9), Asia nes (4.7), China (2.8) 2012. See technical notes.  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.2  
Urban population (%) 2015 27.3  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 3.1  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 3.3  
Life expectancy at birth (females/males, years) 2010-2015 49.6/49.2  
Total dependency ratio (Pop. aged 0-14 & 65+ per 100 pop. 15-64) 2015 67  
International migrant stock (000/% of total pop.) mid-2015 6.6/0.3 Including refugees. Refers to foreign citizens.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2014 320 2013.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2015 45  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 60  
Health: Total expenditure (% of GDP) 2014 10.6  
Education: Primary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 105.9/108.3  
Education: Secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 60.4/44.1  
Education: Tertiary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 11.7/8.0  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2016 25.0  
Environment
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2014 101.9  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2014 11.0 Estimate.  
Threatened species 2015 17  
Forested area (% of land area) 2013 1.6 Estimate.  
CO2 emission estimates (000 tons/tons per capita) 2013 2296/1.1  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2013 21  
Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules) 2013 23.0 Estimate.  
Terrestrial and marine areas protected (% of total area) 2014 0.5  
Population using improved drinking water sources (urban/rural, %) 2015 94.6/77.0  
Population using improved sanitation facilities (urban/rural, %) 2015 37.3/27.6  
Net Official Development Assistance received (% of GNI) 2014 4.0  
Trade Profile
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