International Trade Statistics Yearbook 2014, Volume I

Trade by Country

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The 2014 International Trade Statistics Yearbook (2014 ITSY) is the sixty-third edition of this yearbook. Its objective is to inform about the detailed merchandise and services imports and exports of individual countries (areas) by commodity and service category and by partner country (volume I), the world trade in individual commodities (3-digit SITC groups) (volume II) and total world merchandise trade - up to the year 2014.




In 2012, the value of merchandise exports of Lesotho decreased substantially by 11.9 percent to reach 678.2 mln US$, while its merchandise imports increased moderately by 9.2 percent to reach 1.6 bln US$ (see graph 1, table 2 and table 3). The merchandise trade balance recorded a large deficit of 916.1 mln US$ (see graph 1). The largest merchandise trade balance was with MDG Sub-Saharan Africa at -1.1 bln US$ (see graph 4). Merchandise exports in Lesotho were highly concentrated amongst partners; imports were also highly concentrated. The top 2 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of exports and 1 partner accounted for 80 percent or more of imports (see graph 5). In 2012, the value of exports of services of Lesotho increased substantially by 41.3 percent, reaching 63.5 mln US$, while its imports of services decreased moderately by 6.1 percent and reached 174.9 mln US$ (see graph 2). There was a large trade in services deficit of 111.4 mln US$.


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