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24.6%CURRENT US$
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20.2%CURRENT US$
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About

Thailand-Laos Trade: In 2022, Thailand exported $4.04B to Laos. The main products that Thailand exported to Laos were Refined Petroleum ($1.11B), Gold ($332M), and Raw Sugar ($250M). Over the past 5 years the exports of Thailand to Laos have increased at an annualized rate of 63.2%, from $349M in 2017 to $4.04B in 2022.

In 2022, Thailand did not export any services to Laos.

Laos-Thailand Trade: In 2022, Laos exported $2.34B to Thailand. The main products that Laos exported to Thailand were Electricity ($2.03B), Gold ($291M), and Cassava ($270M). Over the past 5 years the exports of Laos to Thailand have increased at an annualized rate of 105%,  from $64.2M in 2017 to $2.34B in 2022.

In 2022, Laos did not export any services to Thailand.

Comparison: In 2022,  Thailand ranked 29 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 0.96), and 27 in total exports ($312B). That same year, Laos ranked 100 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI -0.79), and 106 in total exports ($9.36B).

Historical Data

Bilateral Trade by Products

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In 2022, Thailand exported $4.04B to Laos. The main products exported from Thailand to Laos were Refined Petroleum ($1.11B), Gold ($332M), and Raw Sugar ($250M). During the last 5 years the exports of Thailand to Laos have increased at an annualized rate of 63.2%, from $349M in 2017 to $4.04B in 2022.

In 2017, Laos exported $2.34B to Thailand. The main products exported from Laos to Thailand were Electricity ($2.03B), Gold ($291M), and Cassava ($270M). During the last 22 years the exports of Laos to Thailand have increased at an annualized rate of 105%, from $64.2M in 1995 to $2.34B in 2017.

Exports from Thailand (Flag) to Laos (Flag) (2022)

Exports from Laos (Flag) to Thailand (Flag) (2022)

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Trade between Thailand (Flag) and Laos (Flag)

Thailand Exports

Laos Exports

Market Competitiveness

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

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Difference in imports from Laos (Flag) and Thailand (Flag) (2022)

Comparative Advantage Thailand - Laos

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

During 2022, Thailand had a large net trade with Laos in the exports of Mineral Products ($1.2B), Foodstuffs ($726M), and Machines ($437M).

During 2017, Laos had a large net trade with Thailand in the exports of Mineral Products ($2.1B), Precious Metals ($394M), and Vegetable Products ($342M).

Economic Complexity

Competitive Landscape

This visualization shows the product space at the HS4 level with the flags of Thailand and Laos. This means that a dot/product with the flag of Thailand indicates it has a comparative advantage over Laos. Similarly, a dot/product with the flag of Laos indicates it has a comparative advantage over Thailand.

Product Space of Thailand (Flag) and Laos (Flag) (2022)

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