Laos is the 131st largest export economy in the world and the 115th most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2017, Laos exported $2.04B and imported $1.94B, resulting in a positive trade balance of $101M. In 2017 the GDP of Laos was $16.9B and its GDP per capita was $7.02k.
The top exports of Laos are Copper Ore ($557M), Rubber ($193M), Gold ($155M), Rough Wood ($137M) and Non-Knit Men's Suits ($86.4M), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Broadcasting Equipment ($134M), Delivery Trucks ($94.6M), Iron Structures ($90.2M), Other Steel Bars ($87.8M) and Hydraulic Turbines ($85.6M).
The top export destinations of Laos are China ($1.18B), India ($242M), Japan ($146M), the United States ($90.6M) and Germany ($89.5M). The top import origins are China ($1.34B), Japan ($112M), South Korea ($92.1M), Austria ($54.4M) and the Czech Republic ($41.3M).