Annual International Trade Statistics by Country
Publication date: 2020-02-10
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 173 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Laos | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018

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Commodity Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Laos World Exports Value (US$) 1 554 735 413.00 1 746 498 521.00 1 704 156 106.00 2 592 810 360.00 2 572 201 001.00 2 985 095 357.00 3 124 168 977.00 5 814 806 369.00
Imports Value (US$) 1 909 322 766.00 2 209 377 606.00 1 941 327 434.00 3 292 046 624.00 4 452 378 889.00 3 778 389 213.00 4 107 068 454.00 5 848 036 260.00

The value of merchandise exports from Laos totalled $ 5.81 billion in 2018. (the value of merchandise exports from Laos amounted to $ in 2017)

Laos's exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Laos in 2018:

  • Thailand with a share of 48% (2.8 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 26% (1.54 billion US$)
  • Vietnam with a share of 15.2% (885 million US$)
  • India with a share of 2.21% (128 million US$)
  • Japan with a share of 1.48% (86 million US$)
  • Germany with a share of 1.28% (74 million US$)
  • Hong-Kong - 31 million US$
  • USA - 26 million US$
  • Sweden - 25 million US$
  • Switzerland - 23 million US$

Exports structure from Laos in 2018 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 24% (1.41 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 13% (760 million US$): 26 - Ores, slag and ash
  • 12.8% (749 million US$): 74 - Copper and articles thereof
  • 8.47% (492 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 4.91% (285 million US$): 47 - Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulose material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard
  • 4.82% (280 million US$): 22 - Beverages, spirits and vinegar
  • 3.17% (184 million US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 2.91% (169 million US$): 40 - Rubber and articles thereof
  • 2.88% (167 million US$): 08 - Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
  • 2.21% (128 million US$): 62 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

What did Laos export in 2018?

Laos's Top Exports in 2018:

  • 24% ($1.39 billion): 2716 - Electrical energy. (optional heading)
  • 12.8% ($749 million): 7403 - Refined copper and copper alloys, unwrought.
  • 12.1% ($707 million): 2603 - Copper ores and concentrates.
  • 4.89% ($284 million): 4703 - Chemical wood pulp, soda or sulphate, other than dissolving grades.
  • 4.37% ($254 million): 8525 - Transmission apparatus for radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy, radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras; still image video cameras and other video camera recorders; digital cameras.
  • 4.23% ($246 million): 2202 - Waters, including mineral waters and aerated waters, containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or flavoured, and other non-alcoholic beverages, not including fruit or vegetable juices of heading 20.09.
  • 2.89% ($168 million): 4001 - Natural rubber, balata, gutta-percha, guayule, chicle and similar natural gums, in primary forms or in plates, sheets or strip.
  • 2.73% ($159 million): 8517 - Electrical apparatus for line telephony or line telegraphy, including line telephone sets with cordless handsets and telecommunication apparatus for carrier-current line systems or for digital line systems; videophones.
  • 2.67% ($155 million): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 1.92% ($112 million): 0803 - Bananas, including plantains, fresh or dried.

The value of merchandise imports to Laos totalled $ 5.84 billion in 2018. (the value of merchandise imports to Laos was equal to $ in 2017)

Laos's imports 2018 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Laos in 2018:

  • Thailand with a share of 53% (3.1 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 21% (1.28 billion US$)
  • Vietnam with a share of 10.4% (608 million US$)
  • Areas, nes with a share of 5.04% (294 million US$)
  • Japan with a share of 2.14% (125 million US$)
  • Korea with a share of 1.14% (67 million US$)
  • Singapore - 47 million US$
  • Indonesia - 43 million US$
  • Australia - 33 million US$
  • India - 25 million US$

Imports structure to Laos in 2018 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 18.3% (1.07 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 14.4% (847 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 10.6% (624 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 10.3% (605 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 5.4% (316 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 4.87% (285 million US$): 22 - Beverages, spirits and vinegar
  • 4.4% (257 million US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel
  • 2.28% (133 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.1% (123 million US$): 25 - Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement
  • 1.69% (98 million US$): 01 - Live animals

What did Laos import in 2018?

Laos's Top Imports in 2018:

  • 13.1% ($770 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 4.77% ($279 million): 8544 - Insulated (including enamelled or anodised) wire, cable (including co-axial cable) and other insulated electric conductors, whether or not fitted with connectors; optical fibre cables, made up of individually sheathed fibres, whether or not assembled with electric conductors or fitted with connectors.
  • 4.24% ($248 million): 2202 - Waters, including mineral waters and aerated waters, containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or flavoured, and other non-alcoholic beverages, not including fruit or vegetable juices of heading 20.09.
  • 4.24% ($248 million): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 4.02% ($235 million): 8529 - Parts suitable for use solely or principally with the apparatus of headings 85.25 to 85.28.
  • 3.18% ($186 million): 8525 - Transmission apparatus for radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy, radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras; still image video cameras and other video camera recorders; digital cameras.
  • 2.42% ($141 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
  • 1.93% ($113 million): 7308 - Structures (excluding prefabricated buildings of heading 94.06) and parts of structures (for example, bridges and bridge?sections, lock?gates, towers, lattice masts, roofs, roofing frame?works, doors and windows and their frames and thresholds for doors, shutters, balustrades, pillars and columns), of iron or steel; plates, rods, angles, shapes, sections, tubes and the like, prepared for use in structures, of iron or steel.
  • 1.82% ($106 million): 2523 - Portland cement, aluminous cement, slag cement, supersulphate cement and similar hydraulic cements, whether or not coloured or in the form of clinkers.
  • 1.68% ($98 million): 8502 - Electric generating sets and rotary converters.

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Laos | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018