Overview: This page contains the latest international trade data for Laos, including service trade data, and tariffs. In 2018 Laos was the number 117 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 112 in total exports, the number 120 in total imports, and the number 116 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2018, Laos exported $5.09B and imported $6.17B, resulting in a negative trade balance of -$1.08B. In 2018, Laos's exports per capita were $720 and its imports per capita were $873.
Trade: The top exports of Laos are Electricity ($1.41B), Copper Ore ($577M), Refined Copper ($500M), Video Displays ($262M), and Broadcasting Accessories ($256M). The top imports of Laos are Refined Petroleum ($864M), Cars ($288M), Broadcasting Equipment ($178M), Bovine ($166M), and Delivery Trucks ($125M).
Destinations: Laos exports mostly to Thailand ($2.6B), China ($1.61B), Japan ($153M), United States ($140M), and Germany ($108M), and imports mostly from Thailand ($4.12B), China ($1.39B), Japan ($127M), South Korea ($83.9M), and Russia ($53M).
Location: Laos borders Burma, Cambodia, China, Thailand, and Vietnam by land.