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Total Population (Census 2016): 2,007,201     Inflation rate (December 2023): 7.2%     Unemployment rate (LFS 2019): 22.5%     Real GDP (2021): 20,430 Million Maloti     Q3 2023 GDP Growth Rate (Year on Year): 0.6%


SELECTED INDICATORS

Key Indicators

Indicator Name Source Indicator  
  De Jure Population

Census 2016

2,007,201  
  Inflation rate December 2023 7.2%  
  Unemployment rate LFS 2019 22.5%  
  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 (Females) Census 2016 59.6  
  Life Expectancy at birth (Males) Census 2016 51.7  
  GDP growth rate QGDP 3rd Quarter 2023 0.6%  
  GDP at current prices QGDP 3rd Quarter 2023 M 9 701m  
  GDP at constant prices (Real GDP) QGDP 3rd Quarter 2023 M 5 188m  
  GNI Per Capita current prices 2022 Annual National Accounts M 20 1880  
  GNI Per Capita constant prices 2022 Annual National Accounts M 10 196  
  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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Livestock

Source

Number  
  Cattle Livestock Statistics–2020/2021 288,381  
  Sheep Livestock Statistics–2020/2021 1,397,997  
  Goats Livestock Statistics–2020/2021 279,573  

Crops 2021/22                      

Maize   Sorghum   Wheat  
  Yield per hectare for 1920/21

0.50  

0.30   0.60  
  Area Planted (ha) for 2021/22 129,088   24,079   6,885  
  Production (mt) for 2021/22 72,076   4,013   5,648  

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