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Lao PDR Trade

Latest trade data available from various sources.

Please note: The data from various sources are not from the same year.

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR Lao PDR

Overall Exports and Imports for Lao PDR 2020

  • The total value of exports (FOB) is US$ 5,087 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) is US$ 5,014 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 988 products are exported to 87 countries and 3,296 products are imported from 127 countries.

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level 2020

The top five exported HS 6 digit level products to world by Lao PDR along with trade value are:

  • Lao PDR exported Electrical energy , worth US$ 830,910.34 million.
  • Lao PDR exported Gold in oth semi-manufactured forms,non-monetar , worth US$ 457,006.27 million.
  • Lao PDR exported Copper ores and concentrates , worth US$ 436,699.91 million.
  • Lao PDR exported Live bovine animals, other than pure-bred breed , worth US$ 250,114.33 million.
  • Lao PDR exported Bananas, including plantains, fresh or dried , worth US$ 227,439.08 million.

The top five imported HS 6 digit level products from world by Lao PDR along with trade value are

  • Lao PDR imported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 506,858.37 million.
  • Lao PDR imported Live bovine animals, other than pure-bred breed , worth US$ 256,976.39 million.
  • Lao PDR imported Other non-alcoholic beverages, nes , worth US$ 216,896.16 million.
  • Lao PDR imported Parts suitable for use solely or princ with the , worth US$ 129,613.58 million.
  • Lao PDR imported Diesel powered trucks with a GVW not exceeding , worth US$ 112,232.30 million.

Lao PDR top 5 Export and Import partners 2020

The top five countries to which Lao PDR exported 2020 along with the partner share in percentage are:

  1. Lao PDR exports to Thailand worth US$ 1,765 million, with a partner share of 34.70 percent.
  2. Lao PDR exports to China worth US$ 1,466 million, with a partner share of 28.82 percent.
  3. Lao PDR exports to Vietnam worth US$ 999 million, with a partner share of 19.63 percent.
  4. Lao PDR exports to India worth US$ 109 million, with a partner share of 2.14 percent.
  5. Lao PDR exports to Australia worth US$ 89 million, with a partner share of 1.74 percent.

The top five countries to which Lao PDR imported goods 2020 along with the share in percentage are

  1. Lao PDR imports from Thailand worth US$ 2,486 million, with a partner share of 49.59 percent.
  2. Lao PDR imports from China worth US$ 1,295 million, with a partner share of 25.83 percent.
  3. Lao PDR imports from Vietnam worth US$ 402 million, with a partner share of 8.02 percent.
  4. Lao PDR imports from Japan worth US$ 177 million, with a partner share of 3.53 percent.
  5. Lao PDR imports from United States worth US$ 124 million, with a partner share of 2.46 percent.

Lao PDR Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2020

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 2020 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import.


Tariff and Trade Barriers

Tariffs 2020

Tariffs imposed by Lao PDR in 2020 are below.

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product is 40.
  • The simple average tariff across all products is 2.72.
  • The trade weighted average tariff is 0.97.
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars are 4,024,274.21 and duty free tariff line items share is 59.88.

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index (OTRI)

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  • Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - Applied Tariff for the year is not available.
  • Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - MFN Tariff for the year is not available.

Non-Tariff Measures (NTM)

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  • No Of NTM Measures is 50.
  • No Of NTM Affected Products (HS 6 Digit) is 5,205.

Temporary Trade Barriers Database (TTDB) .

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  • Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Simple Average for the year is not available.
  • Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Weighted Average for the year is not available.

Lao PDR World Development Indicators (WDI) 2020

Key Development Indicators of Lao PDR in 2020 are below

WDI

Lao PDR Doing Business 2019

  • The ease of doing business rank for Lao PDR is 154.
  • The trade across border rank is 78.
Doing Business

Lao PDR Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA), 2018

  • The CPIA Trade Ratings for 2018 is 4.50.
CPIA

Lao PDRLogistics Performance Index (LPI) 2016

  • The LPI score for Lao PDR in 2016 is 2.07.
  • The LPI rank is 152.
LPI

Lao PDR Services Service Policy Restrictive Database (SPRD)

  • Services Trade Restrictions Index (Over All) for Lao PDR is not available.
SPRD