Lesotho Import Data

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 import data

Lesotho’s Top 10 Imports

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.

Lesotho import products

Lesotho’s Top 5 Import Partners

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%).

Lesotho export partners

More About Lesotho Import Data

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.

Samples of Lesotho Import Data

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.

Lesotho Import Sample #1
Date01-02-2020Importer NameNetcare Hospitals Lesotho (Pty) Ltd
Importer AddressPrivate Bag A114maseru 100Foreign Supplier NameRoche Products Pty Ltd
Supplier AddressP O Box 1927randburgCountry of OriginSouth Africa
HS Code90279000HS Code DescriptionMicrotomes; parts and accessories
Product DescriptionElectrodeGross Weight1
Net Weight1Number of Packages1
Package TypeCartonTotal Value LSL4447
Total Value USD316Import Duty LSL667
Import Duty USD47Port of EntryMaseru Bridge
Sub Heading902790
Lesotho Import Sample #2
Date01-02-2020Importer NameBrowns Cash And Carry (Pty) Ltd
Importer AddressCorner Senate And Lepoqo Roads Industrial Area Site #6Foreign Supplier NamePioneer Foods Groceries
Supplier Address32 Market StreetpaarlCountry of OriginSouth Africa
HS Code10049000HS Code DescriptionOther Oats
Product DescriptionOatsGross Weight100
Net Weight100Number of Packages10
Package TypeParcelTotal Value LSL2053
Total Value USD146Import Duty LSL308
Import Duty USD22Port of EntryMaseru Bridge
Sub Heading100490

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