Lao PDR Trade

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 7,165
No. Of products 1,053
No. Of partners 95
Imports (in US$ Mil) 5,871
No. Of products 3,213
No. Of partners 117

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.25
Index of export market penetration2.68
World Growth12.59
Country Growth12.76

Service Indicators 2021

Service imports (BoP, current US$)251,995,901.51
Service exports (BoP, current US$)125,329,557.88
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)...
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)...

Lao PDR top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
Thailand2,306 32.19
China2,248 31.38
Vietnam1,252 17.48
Australia348 4.86
Cambodia129 1.81
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
Thailand2,744 46.74
China1,329 22.64
Vietnam466 7.93
United States266 4.53
Switzerland261 4.45

Lao PDR Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials1,983 27.68 834 14.20 1.14
Intermediate goods3,995 55.75 1,434 24.43 0.66
Consumer goods1,007 14.06 2,218 37.77 0.69
Capital goods180 2.51 1,385 23.59 1.96

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Electrical energy1,633,068.78
Gold in oth semi-man ...961,628.25
Copper ores and conc ...330,956.39
Paper and paperboard ...288,340.27
Chemical wood pulp, ...269,775.82
Petroleum oils, etc, ...653,028.35
Gold in oth semi-man ...267,288.50
Other non-alcoholic ...223,568.16
Waste and scrap of u ...217,057.17
Live bovine animals, ...207,975.29

Tariff and Trade Barriers for Lao PDR

Tariffs 2021

No. Of Tariff Agreement 8
Simple Average (%) 2.49
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 3,539,341.56
Maximum Rate (%) 40
Weighted Average (%) 1.12
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 61.83

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index (OTRI)

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - MFN Tariff...
Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - Applied Tariff...

Services Service Policy Restrictive Database (SPRD)

Services Trade Restrictions Index - Over All...

Non-Tariff Measures (NTM) 2015

No Of NTM Measures (2015)50
No Of NTM Affected Products (HS 6 Digit) (2015)5,205

Temporary Trade Barriers Database (TTDB)

Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Simple Average...
Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Weighted Average...

World Development Indicators (WDI)

2021 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)18,827
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)2,510.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)...
Trade Balance (% of GDP)...

Doing Business

2019 Doing Business »
Ease of Doing Business Rank154
Trading Across Borders Rank78

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA)

2018 CPIA »
CPIA Trade Ratings4.50

Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

2016 LPI »
LPI Score2.07
LPI Rank152