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Bureau of Statistics is Government department under the Ministry of Development Planning mandated to set up a system for national official statistics on economic, social, demographic, including human resources, and environmental areas in relation to the development needs of Lesotho; and official statistics for purposes of economic and social planning, research, public information and international cooperation, and for related matter.

Total Population (Census 2016): 2,007,201     Inflation rate (May 2021): 6.9%     Unemployment rate (LFS 2019): 22.5%     Real GDP (2020): 19,076 Million Maloti     Q1 2021 GDP Growth Rate (Year on Year): -13.8%


SELECTED INDICATORS

Key Indicators

Indicator Name Source Indicator  
  De Jure Population

Census 2016

2,007,201  
  Inflation rate May 2021 6.9%  
  Unemployment rate LFS 2019 22.5%  
  Literate (tested) Census 2016 86.2%  
  Infant mortality Census 2016 53.3  
  Child mortality Census 2016 28.4  
  Under-Five mortality Census 2016 80.2  
  Maternal mortality Census 2016 618  
  Total Fertility Rate (TFR) Census 2016 3.2  
  Life Expectancy at birth (For the total) Census 2016 56.0  
  Life Expectancy at birth (Females) Census 2016 59.6  
  Life Expectancy at birth (Males) Census 2016 51.7  
  GDP growth rate 1st Quarter QGDP 2021 -13.8%  
  GDP at current prices 1st Quarter QGDP 2021 M 7 254  
  GDP at constant prices 1st Quarter QGDP 2021 M 4 637  
  Food Poverty Line 2017/18 Poverty Trends M 352.39  
  Poverty Line 2017/18 Poverty Trends M 648.88  
  Poverty rate 2017/18 Poverty Trends 49.7%  
  Poverty Gap 2017/18 Poverty Trends 21.9%  
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Crops 2018/19                      

Maize   Sorghum   Wheat  
  Yield per hectare for 2018/19

0.80  

0.60   0.60  
  Area Planted (ha) for 2018/19 44,296   15,539   3,332  
  Production (mt) for 2018/19 24,621   8,412   1,432  

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