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2020
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Exports
: $1.42B, Rnk 103 / 209

2020
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Top Product
: $100M, Iron Structures

2020
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Exports
: $1.68B, Rnk 2 / 107

2020
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Top Product
: $308M, Copper Ore

2020
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Economic Complexity (ECI)
: ECI 0.96, Rnk 28 / 127

2020
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Economic Complexity (ECI)
: ECI -1.06, Rnk 104 / 127

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GDP
: $14.7T, CURRENT US$
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2010-2020
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GDP GROWTH
: 142%, CURRENT US$
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2020
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 GDP
: $19.1B, CURRENT US$
Rnk 113 / 195

2010-2020
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GDP GROWTH
: 168%, CURRENT US$
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2020
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GDP PC 
: $10,435, CURRENT US$
Rnk 68 / 195

2010-2020
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GDP PC GROWTH
: 129%, CURRENT US$
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2020
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GDP PC
: $2,630, CURRENT US$
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2010-2020
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GDP PC GROWTH
: 130%, CURRENT US$
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China-Laos In 2020, China exported $1.42B to Laos. The main products that China exported to Laos are Iron Structures ($100M), Insulated Wire ($53.5M), and Iron Railway Products ($45M). During the last 25 years the exports of China to Laos have increased at an annualized rate of 14.6%, from $47.3M in 1995 to $1.42B in 2020.

In 2020, China did not export any services to Laos.

Laos-China In 2020, Laos exported $1.68B to China. The main products that Laos exported to China were Copper Ore ($308M), Rubber ($261M), and Refined Copper ($183M). During the last 25 years the exports of Laos to China have increased at an annualized rate of 25.1%, from $6.17M in 1995 to $1.68B in 2020.

In 2020, Laos did not export any services to China.

Comparison In 2020,  China ranked 28 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 0.96), and 1 in total exports ($2.65T). That same year, Laos ranked 104 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI -1.06), and 105 in total exports ($6.25B).

Historical Data

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Bilateral Trade by Products

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Depth
Value

In 2020, China exported $1.42B to Laos. The main products exported from China to Laos were Iron Structures ($100M), Insulated Wire ($53.5M), and Iron Railway Products ($45M). During the last 25 years the exports of China to Laos have increased at an annualized rate of 14.6%, from $47.3M in 1995 to $1.42B in 2020.

In 2020, Laos exported $1.68B to China. The main products exported from Laos to China were Copper Ore ($308M), Rubber ($261M), and Refined Copper ($183M). During the last 25 years the exports of Laos to China have increased at an annualized rate of 25.1%, from $6.17M in 1995 to $1.68B in 2020.

Market Competitiveness

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Measure

China
Top Destination
: United States, $438B

Laos
Top Destination
: Thailand, $2.95B

This map shows whether countries import more from China or Laos. Each country is colored based on the difference in imports they receive from China and Laos or the difference in the growth in imports.

In 2019, countries that imported more from China than Laos were United States ($438B), Hong Kong ($262B), and Japan ($151B).

In 2019, no countries were registered that imported more from Laos than from China.

Comparative Advantage China - Laos

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Flow

This chart compares trade between China and Laos by product, considering products traded by both, China and Laos.

During 2020, China had a large net trade with Laos in the exports of Machines ($541M), Metals ($353M), and Chemical Products ($120M).

During 2020, Laos had a large net trade with China in the exports of Mineral Products ($456M), Plastics and Rubbers ($302M), and Paper Goods ($287M).

Economic Complexity

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Competitive Landscape

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This visualization show the product space at the HS4 level colored from blue to yellow.  This mean that the more blue a dot/product is, the more China has comparative advantage over Laos. Similarly, the more yellow a dot/product is, the more Laos has comparative advantage over China.