Lao PDR Trade

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 5,087
No. Of products 988
No. Of partners 87
Imports (in US$ Mil) 5,014
No. Of products 3,296
No. Of partners 127

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.29
Index of export market penetration2.50
World Growth-3.91
Country Growth5.95

Service Indicators 2020

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

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
Thailand1,765 34.70
China1,466 28.82
Vietnam999 19.63
India109 2.14
Australia89 1.74
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
Thailand2,486 49.59
China1,295 25.83
Vietnam402 8.02
Japan177 3.53
United States124 2.46

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 materials1,796 35.30 637 12.70 1.92
Intermediate goods2,258 44.38 1,103 22.00 0.54
Consumer goods819 16.09 1,947 38.83 0.58
Capital goods215 4.22 1,327 26.47 1.32

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Electrical energy830,910.34
Gold in oth semi-man ...457,006.27
Copper ores and conc ...436,699.91
Live bovine animals, ...250,114.33
Bananas, including p ...227,439.08
Petroleum oils, etc, ...506,858.37
Live bovine animals, ...256,976.39
Other non-alcoholic ...216,896.16
Parts suitable for u ...129,613.58
Diesel powered truck ...112,232.30

Tariff and Trade Barriers for Lao PDR

Tariffs 2020

No. Of Tariff Agreement 8
Simple Average (%) 2.72
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 4,024,274.21
Maximum Rate (%) 40
Weighted Average (%) 0.97
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 59.88

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)

Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Simple Average...
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World Development Indicators (WDI)

2020 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)19,136
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)2,480.00
Trade Balance (current US$ 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