Laos Current Account Balance

1994 - 2021 | Quarterly | USD mn | CEIC Data

Key information about Laos Current Account Balance

  • Laos Current Account recorded a surplus of 72.0 USD mn in Dec 2021, compared with a surplus of 311.3 USD mn in the previous quarter.
  • Laos Current Account Balance: USD mn data is updated quarterly, available from Mar 1994 to Dec 2021, with an averaged value of -58.8 USD mn.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 311.3 USD mn in Sep 2021 and a record low of -676.0 USD mn in Sep 2018.
  • CEIC extends history for quarterly Current Account Balance. The Bank of the Lao PDR provides Current Account Balance in USD based on BPM6. Current Account Balance prior to Q1 2012 is based on BPM5 and prior to Q1 2004 sourced from the International Monetary Fund.
  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 208.1 USD mn in Dec 2021.
  • Its Foreign Portfolio Investment fell by 235.4 USD mn in Dec 2021.
  • The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 19.1 USD bn in Dec 2021.

View Laos's Current Account Balance from Mar 1994 to Dec 2021 in the chart:

Laos Current Account Balance

What was Laos's Current Account Balance in Dec 2021?

Laos Current Account recorded a surplus of 72.0 USD mn in Dec 2021, compared with a surplus of 311.3 USD mn in the previous quarter. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
72.0 Dec 2021 311.3 Sep 2021 -676.0 Sep 2018 311.3 Sep 2021 USD mn quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2021

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (USD mn) -261.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2022
Algeria (USD mn) -2,970.0 Dec 2019 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2019
Argentina (USD mn) 372.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1976 - Dec 2021
Armenia (USD mn) -430.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2021
Australia (USD mn) 5,453.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 1959 - Mar 2022
Austria (USD mn) -181.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1970 - Dec 2021
Azerbaijan (USD mn) 3,952.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2013 - Mar 2022
Bahrain (USD mn) 1,476.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2018 - Mar 2022
Bangladesh (USD mn) -1,114.7 Apr 2022 monthly Jul 1997 - Apr 2022
Belarus (USD mn) -1,247.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2022
Belgium (USD mn) -4,024.3 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Dec 2021
Bolivia (USD mn) -159.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1988 - Dec 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina (USD mn) -141.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2001 - Dec 2021
Botswana (USD mn) -309.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2021
Brazil (USD mn) -2,414.0 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Feb 2022
Brunei (USD mn) -615.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2001 - Dec 2020
Bulgaria (USD mn) 176.1 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - Apr 2022
Cambodia (USD mn) -4,017.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2021
Canada (USD mn) 3,968.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1957 - Mar 2022
Chile (USD mn) -5,575.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2003 - Mar 2022
China (USD mn) 88,874.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2022
Colombia (USD mn) -5,366.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2022
Croatia (USD mn) -516.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2021
Cyprus (USD mn) -144.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2001 - Dec 2021
Czech Republic (USD mn) -451.8 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Apr 2022
Denmark (USD mn) 3,195.9 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - Apr 2022
Ecuador (USD mn) 726.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2021
Egypt (USD mn) -3,801.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1993 - Dec 2021
Estonia (USD mn) -272.2 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Apr 2022
European Union (USD mn) 18,511.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Finland (USD mn) -2,469.6 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1980 - Apr 2022
France (USD mn) -3,638.5 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Apr 2022
Georgia (USD mn) -529.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Germany (USD mn) 5,223.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - Mar 2022
Ghana (USD mn) -672.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
Greece (USD mn) -1,745.4 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Apr 2022
Hong Kong SAR, China (USD mn) 10,059.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Hungary (USD mn) -2,268.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1989 - Mar 2022
Iceland (USD mn) -392.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1976 - Mar 2022
India (USD mn) -13,403.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 1949 - Mar 2022
Indonesia (USD mn) 221.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1981 - Mar 2022
Iran (USD mn) -707.7 2021 yearly 1997 - 2021
Ireland (USD mn) 19,488.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1981 - Mar 2022
Israel (USD mn) 6,605.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1992 - Dec 2021
Italy (USD mn) -2,366.3 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1970 - Apr 2022
Ivory Coast (USD mn) -2,749.7 2021 yearly 1975 - 2021
Japan (USD mn) 4,047.5 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - Apr 2022
Jordan (USD mn) -906.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1977 - Dec 2021
Kazakhstan (USD mn) 2,194.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1997 - Mar 2022
Kenya (USD mn) -271.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - Mar 2022
South Korea (USD mn) 4,573.7 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1980 - Apr 2022
Kosovo (USD mn) -386.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2009 - Mar 2022
Kuwait (USD mn) 8,665.0 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
Kyrgyzstan (USD mn) -675.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2021
Laos (USD mn) 72.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2021
Latvia (USD mn) -257.1 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Apr 2022
Lebanon (USD mn) -339.7 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Mar 2021
Lithuania (USD mn) -506.1 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2022
Luxembourg (USD mn) 493.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2022
Macau SAR, China (USD mn) 3,878.6 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
North Macedonia (USD mn) -141.7 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Mar 2022
Malawi (USD mn) -1,412.4 2020 yearly 1977 - 2020
Malaysia (USD mn) 711.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Malta (USD mn) -19.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2022
Mauritius (USD mn) -503.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2017 - Dec 2021
Mexico (USD mn) -6,523.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1980 - Mar 2022
Moldova (USD mn) -336.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2021
Mongolia (USD mn) -431.7 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2009 - Apr 2022
Montenegro (USD mn) -206.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
Morocco (USD mn) -459.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
Mozambique (USD mn) -5,350.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2022
Myanmar (USD mn) -198.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1976 - Sep 2020
Nepal (USD mn) -1,689.6 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
Netherlands (USD mn) 17,359.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1967 - Dec 2021
New Zealand (USD mn) -4,516.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 1971 - Dec 2021
Nigeria (USD mn) 3,680.3 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
Norway (USD mn) 38,555.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1981 - Mar 2022
Oman (USD mn) -8,660.6 2020 yearly 1974 - 2020
Pakistan (USD mn) -4,078.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1976 - Mar 2022
Palestinian Territory (USD mn) -391.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2021
Panama (USD mn) -650.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2021
Paraguay (USD mn) -720.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Peru (USD mn) -3,546.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1977 - Mar 2022
Philippines (USD mn) -2,441.6 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Mar 2022
Poland (USD mn) -4,252.0 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Apr 2022
Portugal (USD mn) -952.3 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - Apr 2022
Qatar (USD mn) 11,425.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2021
Romania (USD mn) -2,431.8 Apr 2022 monthly Jun 2002 - Apr 2022
Russia (USD mn) 14,500.0 May 2022 monthly Jan 2012 - May 2022
Saudi Arabia (USD mn) 20,693.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
Serbia (USD mn) -505.6 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2013 - Apr 2022
Singapore (USD mn) 21,346.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Mar 2022
Slovakia (USD mn) -879.8 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1997 - Mar 2022
Slovenia (USD mn) -39.9 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Apr 2022
South Africa (USD mn) 1,943.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1960 - Dec 2021
Spain (USD mn) 315.1 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - Mar 2022
Sri Lanka (USD mn) -1,139.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1977 - Dec 2021
Sudan (USD mn) -733.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1977 - Mar 2022
Sweden (USD mn) 7,738.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1975 - Dec 2021
Switzerland (USD mn) 20,622.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1983 - Mar 2022

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -5.2 2020 yearly 2012 - 2020
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -996.311 2020 yearly 2010 - 2020
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 1,742.755 2020 yearly 2010 - 2020
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 9.1 2020 yearly 2012 - 2020
Forecast: Government Expenditure (LAK bn) 50,372.610 2022 yearly 2000 - 2022
Forecast: Government Net Debt (LAK bn) 152,655.509 2022 yearly 2001 - 2022
Forecast: Government Revenue (LAK bn) 40,599.931 2022 yearly 2000 - 2022
Govt Budget: Total Expenditure (TE) (LAK bn) 31,002.850 2018 yearly 2013 - 2018
Govt Budget: Revenue: Tax: Excise Tax (LAK bn) 4,742.820 2018 yearly 2013 - 2018
Govt Budget: TE: Capital Expenditure (LAK bn) 12,572.610 2018 yearly 2013 - 2018
Govt Budget: TE: Current Expenditure (CE) (LAK bn) 18,430.240 2018 yearly 2013 - 2018
Govt Budget: Revenue: Tax: Income Tax (LAK bn) 1,619.010 2018 yearly 2013 - 2018
Govt Budget: Revenue (LAK bn) 21,795.660 2018 yearly 2013 - 2018
Govt Budget: Revenue: Tax: VAT (LAK bn) 5,201.470 2018 yearly 2013 - 2018
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 10.386 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) 250.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1992 - Dec 2020
Total Exports (USD mn) 1,877.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) 9.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 596.302 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 213.818 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 1,556.575 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 1,566.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2021
Total Imports Growth (%) 5.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 24,088.110 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 9,102.428 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 23.478 Mar 2022 monthly Feb 2005 - Mar 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 4.001 Feb 2022 monthly Aug 2003 - Feb 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 217.747 Feb 2022 monthly Dec 1996 - Feb 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 90.331 Feb 2022 monthly Dec 1996 - Feb 2022
Imports: Crude Oil, Fuel, Lubricant and Others (USD mn) 159.320 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2018 - Dec 2020
Exports: Mineral Products (USD mn) 383.070 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2018 - Dec 2020
Imports: Electrical Machinery and Equipment (USD mn) 157.350 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2018 - Dec 2020
Exports: Agricultural Products (USD mn) 216.790 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2018 - Dec 2020
Imports: Iron, Steel and Other Metal Products (USD mn) 124.620 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2018 - Dec 2020
Exports: Plastic and Rubber Products (USD mn) 113.220 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2018 - Dec 2020
Imports: Foods, Beverages, Pharmaceutical Products & Consumer Goods (USD mn) 212.610 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2018 - Dec 2020
Exports: Wood Products, Pulp of Wood and Paper (USD mn) 84.790 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2018 - Dec 2020
Imports: Machinery and Mechanical Equipment (USD mn) 219.140 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2018 - Dec 2020
Imports: Extra-ASEAN: EU 27 Countries (USD th) 131,167.000 2021 yearly 2010 - 2021
Exports: Extra-ASEAN: EU 27 Countries (USD th) 193,419.000 2021 yearly 2007 - 2021
Imports: Extra-ASEAN: China (USD th) 1,329,354.000 2021 yearly 2010 - 2021
Exports: Extra-ASEAN: China (USD th) 2,247,966.000 2021 yearly 2007 - 2021
Imports: Intra-ASEAN: Thailand (USD th) 2,756,219.000 2021 yearly 2010 - 2021
Exports: Intra-ASEAN: Thailand (USD th) 2,784,686.000 2021 yearly 2007 - 2021
Imports: Extra-ASEAN: Japan (USD th) 175,234.000 2021 yearly 2010 - 2021
Exports: Extra-ASEAN: India (USD th) 75,076.000 2021 yearly 2008 - 2021
Imports: Intra-ASEAN: Vietnam (USD th) 466,841.000 2021 yearly 2010 - 2021
Exports: Intra-ASEAN: Vietnam (USD th) 1,268,960.000 2021 yearly 2007 - 2021
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 72.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2021
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 1.8 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 208.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2001 - Dec 2021
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 5.6 2021 yearly 1988 - 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -235.433 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -1.7 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) 0.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) -235.523 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2021
External Debt (USD mn) 10,610.3 2020 yearly 1996 - 2020
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 55.7 2020 yearly 1996 - 2020
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -1.575 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
BoP: FA: Porfolio Investment (USD mn) 361.05 Dec 2017 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2017
FDI: Korea (USD th) 0.000 2019 yearly 2000 - 2019
FDI: France (USD th) 440,000.000 2019 yearly 2000 - 2019
FDI: China (USD th) 1,072,237.229 2019 yearly 2000 - 2019
FDI: Vietnam (USD th) 64,508.549 2019 yearly 2000 - 2019
FDI: Thailand (USD th) 722,969.507 2019 yearly 2000 - 2019
FDI (USD th) 7,927,677.215 2019 yearly 2010 - 2019
FDI: Mining and Quarrying (USD mn) 126.792 2017 yearly 2015 - 2017
FDI: Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (USD mn) 381.683 2017 yearly 2015 - 2017
FDI: Electricity, Gas and Air-Conditioning Supply (USD mn) 711.800 2017 yearly 2015 - 2017
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) (USD mn) 9,819.134 2019 yearly 2000 - 2019
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 2.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2017 - Dec 2021
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 1,606.794 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1999 - Dec 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 12,564.468 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1999 - Dec 2021
M2 Growth (%) 24.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2000 - Dec 2021
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 3.0 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - Apr 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 1,262.5 Dec 2021 monthly Dec 1988 - Dec 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 2.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2021
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 31.692 May 2021 monthly Jan 1989 - May 2021
Total Deposits (USD mn) 12,028.146 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2004 - Dec 2020
Total Deposits Growth (%) 18.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2005 - Dec 2020
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 10,299.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1991 - Dec 2021
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 23.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1992 - Dec 2021
Total Loans (USD mn) 7,906.769 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2004 - Dec 2021
Total Loans Growth (%) 11.58 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2005 - Dec 2021
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 41.89 2020 yearly 2012 - 2020
Monetary Survey: Narrow Money (M1) (LAK bn) 17,740.611 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1991 - Dec 2021
Monetary Survey: Broad Money (M2) (LAK bn) 138,724.296 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1991 - Dec 2021
Reserve Requirement Rate: LAK (%) 3.000 2021 yearly 1989 - 2021
Commercial Banks (CB): Deposits (LAK bn) 111,549.030 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2004 - Dec 2020
Commercial Banks (CB): Loans: Total (LAK bn) 87,298.637 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2004 - Dec 2021

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