Officially the Kingdom of Lesotho and an enclaved country within the border of South Africa; Lesotho purchased goods worth USD 1,689 million in 2019. Our Lesotho import data reveal every import activity of Lesotho companies and their trading partners.
Lesotho has a population of around 2 million and its capital & largest city is Maseru. The country receives approximately 70% of its imports from South Africa for fulfilling the demand of said population.
Lesotho mainly imports are Mineral Fuels & Oils (11.5%), Machinery (7.3%), Knitted or Crocheted Fabrics (6.6%), Electronics (6.3%), Vehicles (5.5%), Cotton (4.8%), Man-made Filaments (3.1%), Milling Products (3.1%) and Pharma Products (3.0%) and (2.8%) according to Lesotho import statistics.
Lesotho customs data and trade statistics shows that these product categories accounted for 54% to country’s total imports in 2019. Mineral fuels & oils category was the largest gainer among top import categories, while vehicle recorded the highest decline in the value as compared to previous year.
The highest number of shipments enters into Lesotho from South Africa. In fact, Lesotho made 70% of purchases from South Africa in 2019. By value, Lesotho’s top 5 import partners are South Africa (USD 1,248 million), China (USD 128 million), Taiwan (USD 107 million), India (USD 55 million) and Japan (USD 25 million).
After analyzing Lesotho import data, we found that Lesotho’s top 5 import partners accounted for 92.3% of the overall value of shipments in 2019.
Region-wise, roughly 72.3% of Lesotho’s imports originate from African countries. 26.1% worth of commodities ship by suppliers in Asia. Smaller percentages record from Europe (0.9%), North America (0.4%) and Middle East (0.2%).
Import data of Lesotho covers every piece of trade information, which you require to analyze the market and take smarter business decisions. It contains Lesotho Importers, Overseas Suppliers, HS Code, Product Description, Value, Quantity, etc. These details are based on certain import-export documents filed by companies like Shipping Bills, Invoices and Import Bills.
We have the largest sources from where we collect raw data and transform into valuable information. Lesotho import statistics are gathered from Lesotho Customs, Port Authorities, Shipping & Logistics Companies, Government Bodies, Trade Associations and other business networks. Lesotho customs data is available from Jan 2019 and updated in every 30 days.
Import data of Lesotho is of both side type, which contains Lesotho buyers and foreign exporters, besides other details. Have a look at samples given below and overview columns covered in Lesotho import data.
|Date||01-02-2020||Importer Name||Netcare Hospitals Lesotho (Pty) Ltd|
|Importer Address||Private Bag A114maseru 100||Foreign Supplier Name||Roche Products Pty Ltd|
|Supplier Address||P O Box 1927randburg||Country of Origin||South Africa|
|HS Code||90279000||HS Code Description||Microtomes; parts and accessories|
|Product Description||Electrode||Gross Weight||1|
|Net Weight||1||Number of Packages||1|
|Package Type||Carton||Total Value LSL||4447|
|Total Value USD||316||Import Duty LSL||667|
|Import Duty USD||47||Port of Entry||Maseru Bridge|
|Date||01-02-2020||Importer Name||Browns Cash And Carry (Pty) Ltd|
|Importer Address||Corner Senate And Lepoqo Roads Industrial Area Site #6||Foreign Supplier Name||Pioneer Foods Groceries|
|Supplier Address||32 Market Streetpaarl||Country of Origin||South Africa|
|HS Code||10049000||HS Code Description||Other Oats|
|Product Description||Oats||Gross Weight||100|
|Net Weight||100||Number of Packages||10|
|Package Type||Parcel||Total Value LSL||2053|
|Total Value USD||146||Import Duty LSL||308|
|Import Duty USD||22||Port of Entry||Maseru Bridge|