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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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Exports
: $1.42B, Rnk 103 / 209

2020
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Top Product
: $100M, Iron Structures

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

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

2020
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GDP
: $19B, CURRENT US$
Rnk 113 / 204

2010-2020
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GDP GROWTH
: 166%, CURRENT US$
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2020
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 GDP
: $14.7T, CURRENT US$
Rnk 2 / 204

2010-2020
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GDP GROWTH
: 141%, CURRENT US$
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2020
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GDP PC 
: $2,609, CURRENT US$
Rnk 150 / 204

2010-2020
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GDP PC GROWTH
: 129%, CURRENT US$
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2020
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GDP PC
: $10,409, CURRENT US$
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2010-2020
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GDP PC GROWTH
: 129%, CURRENT US$
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Laos-China In 2020, Laos exported $1.68B to China. The main products that Laos exported to China are 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.

China-Laos In 2020, China exported $1.42B to Laos. The main products that China exported 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, China did not export any services to Laos.

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

Historical Data

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Bilateral Trade by Products

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Depth
Value

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.

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.

Market Competitiveness

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Measure

Laos
Top Destination
: Thailand, $2.95B

China
Top Destination
: United States, $438B

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

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

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

Comparative Advantage Laos - China

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Flow

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

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).

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

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 Laos has comparative advantage over China. Similarly, the more yellow a dot/product is, the more China has comparative advantage over Laos.