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$) | 2008 - 2019

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Commodity Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Laos World Exports Value (US$) 1 554 735 413.00 1 746 498 521.00 1 704 156 106.00 2 592 810 360.00 2 572 201 001.00 2 985 095 357.00 3 124 168 977.00 4 909 733 654.00 5 814 806 369.00 5 809 346 160.00
Imports Value (US$) 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 5 159 709 477.00 5 848 036 260.00 5 797 444 591.00

The value of merchandise exports from Laos totalled $ 5.8 billion in 2019. Overall commodity exports from Laos decreased by 0.093% compared to 2018. Merchandise exports decreased by $ 5.46 million (the value of merchandise exports from Laos amounted to $5.81 billion in 2018)

Laos's exports 2019 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Laos in 2019:

  • Thailand with a share of 41% (2.4 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 28% (1.67 billion US$)
  • Vietnam with a share of 18.1% (1.05 billion US$)
  • Japan with a share of 1.61% (93 million US$)
  • India with a share of 1.55% (90 million US$)
  • Germany with a share of 1.4% (81 million US$)
  • Hong-Kong with a share of 1.01% (58 million US$)
  • Switzerland with a share of 1% (58 million US$)
  • USA - 29 million US$
  • Italy - 24 million US$

Exports structure from Laos in 2019 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 23% (1.34 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 11.2% (654 million US$): 26 - Ores, slag and ash
  • 7.48% (434 million US$): 74 - Copper and articles thereof
  • 6.94% (403 million US$): 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
  • 4.93% (286 million US$): 47 - Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulose material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard
  • 4.88% (283 million US$): 08 - Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
  • 4.31% (250 million US$): 22 - Beverages, spirits and vinegar
  • 3.94% (229 million US$): 01 - Live animals
  • 3.83% (223 million US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 3.76% (218 million US$): 40 - Rubber and articles thereof

What did Laos export in 2019?

Laos's Top Exports in 2019:

  • 22% ($1.32 billion): 2716 - Electrical energy. (optional heading)
  • 10.1% ($589 million): 2603 - Copper ores and concentrates.
  • 7.46% ($433 million): 7403 - Refined copper and copper alloys, unwrought.
  • 3.94% ($229 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.
  • 3.9% ($226 million): 0102 - Live bovine animals.
  • 3.74% ($217 million): 4001 - Natural rubber, balata, gutta-percha, guayule, chicle and similar natural gums, in primary forms or in plates, sheets or strip.
  • 3.65% ($212 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.
  • 3.33% ($193 million): 0803 - Bananas, including plantains, fresh or dried.
  • 3.31% ($192 million): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 2.12% ($123 million): 1701 - Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form.

The value of merchandise imports to Laos totalled $ 5.79 billion in 2019. Overall commodity imports to Laos decreased by 0.865% compared to 2018. Merchandise imports decreased by $ 50 million (the value of merchandise imports to Laos was equal to $5.84 billion in 2018)

Laos's imports 2019 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Laos in 2019:

  • Thailand with a share of 50% (2.91 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 28% (1.68 billion US$)
  • Vietnam with a share of 7.78% (451 million US$)
  • Japan with a share of 2.03% (118 million US$)
  • Singapore with a share of 1.51% (87 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 1.34% (78 million US$)
  • Korea with a share of 1.23% (71 million US$)
  • Australia - 52 million US$
  • United Kingdom - 35 million US$
  • India - 34 million US$

Imports structure to Laos in 2019 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 16.1% (935 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 13.5% (786 million US$): 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
  • 9.01% (522 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 8.94% (518 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 6.38% (369 million US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel
  • 4.75% (275 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 4.23% (245 million US$): 22 - Beverages, spirits and vinegar
  • 4.05% (235 million US$): 01 - Live animals
  • 3.02% (175 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 1.55% (90 million US$): 48 - Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard

What did Laos import in 2019?

Laos's Top Imports in 2019:

  • 12.6% ($734 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.
  • 3.94% ($228 million): 0102 - Live bovine animals.
  • 3.66% ($212 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.
  • 3.57% ($207 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.
  • 3.5% ($202 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
  • 3.42% ($198 million): 8529 - Parts suitable for use solely or principally with the apparatus of headings 85.25 to 85.28.
  • 3.08% ($178 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.
  • 2.82% ($163 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.
  • 2.4% ($139 million): 2716 - Electrical energy. (optional heading)
  • 1.52% ($88 million): 1701 - Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form.

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Laos | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2008 - 2019