Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS)
Publication date: 2022-11-14
Reporting period: 2002 - 2021
Timeseries: 194 million
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Laos | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2010 - 2021

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TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIESLaosWorldExportsValue (US$)1,554,735,413.001,746,498,521.001,704,156,106.002,592,810,360.002,572,201,001.002,985,095,357.003,124,168,977.004,909,733,654.005,814,806,369.005,809,346,160.005,086,886,923.477,164,605,459.07
Value Growth, YoY (%)12.33-2.4252.14-0.7916.054.6557.1518.43-0.09-12.4340.84
ImportsValue (US$)1,909,322,766.002,209,377,606.001,941,327,434.003,292,046,624.004,452,378,889.003,778,389,213.004,107,068,454.005,159,709,477.005,848,036,260.005,797,444,591.005,013,635,838.625,871,286,079.03
Value Growth, YoY (%)15.71-12.1369.5735.24-15.138.6925.6213.34-0.86-13.5117.10

The value of merchandise exports from Laos totalled $ 7.16 billion in 2021. Merchandise exports from Laos increased by 40% compared to 2020. Goods exports grew up by $ 2.07 billion in 2021 (the value of merchandise exports from Laos amounted to $5.08 billion in 2020)

Laos's exports 2021 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Laos in 2021:

  • Thailand with a share of 32% (2.3 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 31% (2.24 billion US$)
  • Vietnam with a share of 17.4% (1.25 billion US$)
  • Australia with a share of 4.86% (348 million US$)
  • Cambodia with a share of 1.8% (129 million US$)
  • Switzerland with a share of 1.61% (115 million US$)
  • Singapore with a share of 1.28% (91 million US$)
  • Hong Kong with a share of 1.23% (88 million US$)
  • Japan with a share of 1.15% (82 million US$)
  • Germany with a share of 1.08% (77 million US$)

Exports structure from Laos in 2021 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 22% (1.64 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 13.6% (980 million US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 8.82% (632 million US$): 26 - Ores, slag and ash
  • 7.38% (528 million US$): 48 - Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard
  • 4.49% (322 million US$): 07 - Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers
  • 4.31% (309 million US$): 08 - Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
  • 4.14% (297 million US$): 47 - Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulose material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard
  • 4.01% (287 million US$): 40 - Rubber and articles thereof
  • 3.78% (270 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 3.58% (256 million US$): 01 - Live animals

What did Laos export in 2021?

Laos's Top Exports in 2021:

  • 22% ($1.63 billion): 2716 - Electrical energy. (optional heading)
  • 13.4% ($961 million): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form
  • 7.33% ($525 million): 4805 - Uncoated paper and paperboard n.e.s., in rolls or sheets
  • 4.61% ($330 million): 2603 - Copper ores and concentrates
  • 3.96% ($283 million): 0714 - Manioc, arrowroot, salep, Jerusalem artichokes, sweet potatoes and similar roots and tubers with high starch or inulin content, fresh, chilled, frozen or dried, whether or not sliced or in the form of pellets; sago pith.
  • 3.9% ($280 million): 4001 - Natural rubber, balata, gutta-percha, guayule, chicle and similar natural gums, in primary forms or in plates, sheets or strip
  • 3.76% ($269 million): 4702 - Chemical wood pulp, dissolving grades.
  • 3.43% ($246 million): 2601 - Iron ores and concentrates, including roasted iron pyrites
  • 3.32% ($238 million): 0803 - Bananas, including plantains, fresh or dried
  • 3.1% ($222 million): 0102 - Live bovine animals

The value of merchandise imports to Laos totalled $ 5.87 billion in 2021. Merchandise imports to Laos increased by 17.1% compared to 2020. Goods imports grew up by $ 857 million in 2021 (the value of merchandise imports to Laos was equal to $5.01 billion in 2020)

Laos's imports 2021 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Laos in 2021:

  • Thailand with a share of 46% (2.74 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 22% (1.32 billion US$)
  • Vietnam with a share of 7.93% (465 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 4.53% (266 million US$)
  • Switzerland with a share of 4.45% (261 million US$)
  • Japan with a share of 2.97% (174 million US$)
  • Australia with a share of 1.7% (99 million US$)
  • Singapore with a share of 1.09% (64 million US$)
  • Korea with a share of 1.06% (62 million US$)
  • India - 40 million US$

Imports structure to Laos in 2021 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 14.4% (845 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 10.3% (606 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 8.58% (503 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 8.34% (489 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 4.8% (282 million US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 4.42% (259 million US$): 01 - Live animals
  • 4.27% (250 million US$): 22 - Beverages, spirits and vinegar
  • 4.12% (242 million US$): 47 - Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulose material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard
  • 3.21% (188 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 3.09% (182 million US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel

What did Laos import in 2021?

Laos's Top Imports in 2021:

  • 11.1% ($653 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils from bituminous minerals, not crude; preparations n.e.c. containing by weight 70% or more of petroleum oils or oils from bituminous minerals; these being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils
  • 4.55% ($267 million): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form
  • 3.86% ($227 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.
  • 3.69% ($217 million): 4707 - Recovered (waste and scrap) paper or paperboard
  • 3.6% ($211 million): 0102 - Live bovine animals
  • 3.29% ($193 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods
  • 2.97% ($174 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
  • 2.49% ($146 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
  • 1.76% ($103 million): 8529 - Transmission apparatus; parts suitable for use solely or principally with the apparatus of heading no. 8524 to 8528
  • 1.44% ($84 million): 8701 - Tractors (other than tractors of heading 87.09)

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Laos | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2010 - 2021