Lao PDR Trade at a Glance : Most Recent Values

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 3,155
No. Of products 760
No. Of partners 74
Imports (in US$ Mil) 3,882
No. Of products 2,944
No. Of partners 75

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.38
Index of export market penetration2.22
World Growth-4.43
Country Growth-28.10

Service Indicators

Service imports (BoP, current US$)...
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Lao PDR top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
China1,265 40.08
Thailand926 29.35
Vietnam507 16.06
India87 2.77
Japan57 1.81
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
Thailand2,374 61.15
China733 18.88
Vietnam403 10.37
Japan83 2.13
Korea, Rep.67 1.72

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 materials1,482 46.97 156 4.02 2.58
Intermediate goods744 23.58 865 22.28 1.35
Consumer goods668 21.17 1,720 44.32 1.33
Capital goods261 8.27 1,140 29.38 1.07

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Copper ores and conc ...956,695.56
Copper cathodes and ...340,874.85
Video recording or r ...168,098.45
Other non-alcoholic ...151,431.37
Bananas, including p ...140,407.43
Petroleum oils, etc, ...523,918.80
Parts suitable for u ...210,208.56
Automobiles with die ...149,015.62
Other non-alcoholic ...136,340.34
Automobiles with die ...99,766.08

Tariff and Trade Barriers for Lao PDR

Tariffs 2016

No. Of Tariff Agreement 6
Simple Average (%) 2.03
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 2,593,105.81
Maximum Rate (%) 40
Weighted Average (%) 1.65
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 67.60

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index (OTRI)

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Services Service Policy Restrictive Database (SPRD)

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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)

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World Development Indicators (WDI)

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Doing Business

2018 Doing Business »
Ease of Doing Business Rank141
Trading Across Borders Rank124

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA)

2016 CPIA »
CPIA Trade Ratings4.50

Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

2016 LPI »
LPI Score2.07
LPI Rank152