Laos Current Account Balance

1994 - 2021 | Quarterly | USD mn | CEIC Data

Laos Current Account recorded a surplus of 70.2 USD mn in Mar 2021, compared with a deficit of 27.6 USD mn in the previous quarter. Laos Current Account Balance: USD mn data is updated quarterly, available from Mar 1994 to Mar 2021, with an averaged value of -61.8 USD mn. The data reached an all-time high of 299.4 USD mn in Sep 2020 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 339.8 USD mn in Mar 2021. Its Foreign Portfolio Investment increased by 0.0 USD mn in Mar 2021. The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 18.9 USD bn in Dec 2019.

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Laos Current Account Balance

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

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
70.2 Mar 2021 -27.6 Dec 2020 -676.0 Sep 2018 299.4 Sep 2020 USD mn quarterly Mar 1994 - Mar 2021

Current Account Balance by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (USD mn) -419.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2020
Algeria (USD mn) -2,970.0 Dec 2019 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2019
Argentina (USD mn) -1,371.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1976 - Dec 2020
Armenia (USD mn) 51.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2020
Australia (USD mn) 14,132.1 Mar 2021 quarterly Sep 1959 - Mar 2021
Austria (USD mn) 1,910.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1970 - Dec 2020
Azerbaijan (USD mn) -19.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2020
Bahrain (USD mn) -663.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2018 - Dec 2020
Bangladesh (USD mn) -688.7 Feb 2021 monthly Jul 1997 - Feb 2021
Belarus (USD mn) 297.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2020
Belgium (USD mn) -1,673.1 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1995 - Dec 2020
Bolivia (USD mn) 11.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1988 - Dec 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina (USD mn) -124.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2001 - Dec 2020
Botswana (USD mn) -339.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
Brazil (USD mn) -3,969.9 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Mar 2021
Brunei (USD mn) 11.2 Dec 2019 quarterly Mar 2001 - Dec 2019
Bulgaria (USD mn) -393.7 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - Mar 2021
Cambodia (USD mn) -1,954.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2020
Canada (USD mn) 935.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1957 - Mar 2021
Chile (USD mn) 503.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2020
China (USD mn) 75,100.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2021
Colombia (USD mn) -3,633.3 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2021
Croatia (USD mn) -446.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2020
Cyprus (USD mn) -952.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2001 - Dec 2020
Czech Republic (USD mn) 538.6 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2021
Denmark (USD mn) 2,148.2 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 2005 - Apr 2021
Ecuador (USD mn) 765.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2020
Egypt (USD mn) -4,849.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1993 - Dec 2020
Estonia (USD mn) -570.0 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Mar 2021
European Union (USD mn) 148,628.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Finland (USD mn) -890.3 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1980 - Mar 2021
France (USD mn) -1,678.7 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Apr 2021
Georgia (USD mn) -559.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2020
Germany (USD mn) 28,928.8 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1991 - Feb 2021
Ghana (USD mn) -709.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Sep 2020
Greece (USD mn) -1,739.6 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Mar 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China (USD mn) 4,022.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Hungary (USD mn) 149.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1989 - Dec 2020
Iceland (USD mn) -211.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1976 - Mar 2021
India (USD mn) -1,723.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1949 - Dec 2020
Indonesia (USD mn) -996.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1981 - Mar 2021
Iran (USD mn) 3,754.0 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
Ireland (USD mn) 8,477.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1981 - Dec 2020
Israel (USD mn) 5,105.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1992 - Dec 2020
Italy (USD mn) 3,689.0 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1970 - Mar 2021
Ivory Coast (USD mn) -1,348.7 2019 yearly 1975 - 2019
Japan (USD mn) 14,240.0 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - Apr 2021
Jordan (USD mn) -1,176.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Dec 2020
Kazakhstan (USD mn) -1,530.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1997 - Dec 2020
Kenya (USD mn) -415.0 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
South Korea (USD mn) 9,261.4 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1980 - Feb 2021
Kosovo (USD mn) -191.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2009 - Mar 2021
Kuwait (USD mn) 8,084.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
Kyrgyzstan (USD mn) -6.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2020
Laos (USD mn) 70.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Mar 2021
Latvia (USD mn) -78.6 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Mar 2021
Lebanon (USD mn) -133.4 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
Lithuania (USD mn) -94.8 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Mar 2021
Luxembourg (USD mn) -209.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2020
Macau SAR, China (USD mn) 18,555.8 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
North Macedonia (USD mn) -19.5 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Mar 2021
Malawi (USD mn) -1,220.2 2019 yearly 1977 - 2019
Malaysia (USD mn) 3,025.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2021
Malta (USD mn) -107.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2020
Mauritius (USD mn) -465.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2017 - Dec 2020
Mexico (USD mn) -5,135.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Mar 2021
Moldova (USD mn) -230.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2020
Mongolia (USD mn) -171.6 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 2009 - Apr 2021
Montenegro (USD mn) -193.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2021
Morocco (USD mn) 128.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
Mozambique (USD mn) -731.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2020
Myanmar (USD mn) -198.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1976 - Sep 2020
Nepal (USD mn) -419.6 Jan 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2021
Netherlands (USD mn) 16,553.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1967 - Dec 2020
New Zealand (USD mn) -1,436.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1971 - Dec 2020
Nigeria (USD mn) -3,337.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Norway (USD mn) 11,080.9 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1981 - Mar 2021
Oman (USD mn) -4,140.4 2019 yearly 1974 - 2019
Pakistan (USD mn) -274.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1976 - Mar 2021
Palestinian Territory (USD mn) -291.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
Panama (USD mn) 450.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
Paraguay (USD mn) 209.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
Peru (USD mn) -1,816.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1977 - Mar 2021
Philippines (USD mn) 1,010.0 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1999 - Dec 2020
Poland (USD mn) 1,117.0 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Mar 2021
Portugal (USD mn) -346.7 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - Mar 2021
Qatar (USD mn) 75.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
Romania (USD mn) -1,673.4 Mar 2021 monthly Jun 2002 - Mar 2021
Russia (USD mn) 3,700.0 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2012 - Mar 2021
Saudi Arabia (USD mn) 2,317.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
Serbia (USD mn) -58.7 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2013 - Feb 2021
Singapore (USD mn) 18,489.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1986 - Mar 2021
Slovakia (USD mn) 315.3 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Mar 2021
Slovenia (USD mn) 448.8 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2021
South Africa (USD mn) 3,165.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1960 - Dec 2020
Spain (USD mn) -189.2 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1990 - Mar 2021
Sri Lanka (USD mn) -280.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Dec 2020
Sudan (USD mn) -1,060.6 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Sep 2020
Sweden (USD mn) 6,660.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1975 - Dec 2020
Switzerland (USD mn) -3,155.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1983 - Dec 2020

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -3.2 2019 yearly 2012 - 2019
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -610.066 2019 yearly 2010 - 2019
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 2,043.467 2019 yearly 2010 - 2019
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 10.8 2019 yearly 2012 - 2019
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: Revenue: Tax: VAT (LAK bn) 5,201.470 2018 yearly 2013 - 2018
Govt Budget: Revenue: Tax: Excise Tax (LAK bn) 4,742.820 2018 yearly 2013 - 2018
Govt Budget: Revenue (LAK bn) 21,795.660 2018 yearly 2013 - 2018
Govt Budget: Total Expenditure (TE) (LAK bn) 31,002.850 2018 yearly 2013 - 2018
Govt Budget: TE: Current Expenditure (CE) (LAK bn) 18,430.240 2018 yearly 2013 - 2018
Govt Budget: TE: Capital Expenditure (LAK bn) 12,572.610 2018 yearly 2013 - 2018
Govt Budget: Revenue: Tax: Income Tax (LAK bn) 1,619.010 2018 yearly 2013 - 2018
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 8.062 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Trade Balance (USD mn) 250.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1992 - Dec 2020
Total Exports (USD mn) 1,997.1 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) 28.6 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 740.038 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 117.453 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 420.406 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Imports (USD mn) 1,704.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2021
Total Imports Growth (%) 21.1 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 30,305.478 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 10,570.328 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 8.642 Oct 2020 monthly Feb 2005 - Oct 2020
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 4.868 Jan 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Jan 2021
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 213.835 Feb 2021 monthly Dec 1996 - Feb 2021
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 100.962 Feb 2021 monthly Dec 1996 - Feb 2021
Exports: Plastic and Rubber Products (USD mn) 113.220 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2018 - Dec 2020
Imports: Crude Oil, Fuel, Lubricant and Others (USD mn) 159.320 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2018 - Dec 2020
Imports: Electrical Machinery and Equipment (USD mn) 157.350 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
Imports: Machinery and Mechanical Equipment (USD mn) 219.140 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: Mineral Products (USD mn) 383.070 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2018 - Dec 2020
Exports: Agricultural Products (USD mn) 216.790 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
Exports: Intra-ASEAN: Vietnam (USD th) 1,054,900.000 2019 yearly 2007 - 2019
Exports: Extra-ASEAN: EU 27 Countries (USD th) 222,078.000 2019 yearly 2007 - 2019
Exports: Extra-ASEAN: India (USD th) 90,608.000 2019 yearly 2008 - 2019
Imports: Intra-ASEAN: Thailand (USD th) 2,916,473.000 2019 yearly 2010 - 2019
Imports: Extra-ASEAN: China (USD th) 1,681,038.000 2019 yearly 2010 - 2019
Imports: Extra-ASEAN: Japan (USD th) 118,206.000 2019 yearly 2010 - 2019
Exports: Intra-ASEAN: Thailand (USD th) 2,406,849.000 2019 yearly 2007 - 2019
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 70.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Mar 2021
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -7.0 2019 yearly 1984 - 2019
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 339.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2021
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 4.0 2019 yearly 1988 - 2019
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -0.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -0.0 2019 yearly 1984 - 2019
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 0.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 0.022 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Mar 2021
External Debt (USD mn) 9,935.6 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 52.6 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -1.896 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
BoP: FA: Porfolio Investment (USD mn) 361.05 Dec 2017 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2017
FDI (USD th) 7,927,677.215 2019 yearly 2010 - 2019
FDI: France (USD th) 440,000.000 2019 yearly 2000 - 2019
FDI: Thailand (USD th) 722,969.507 2019 yearly 2000 - 2019
FDI: Vietnam (USD th) 64,508.549 2019 yearly 2000 - 2019
FDI: Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (USD mn) 381.683 2017 yearly 2015 - 2017
FDI: Mining and Quarrying (USD mn) 126.792 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 (%) 3.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2017 - Sep 2020
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 1,725.887 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1999 - Dec 2020
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 12,138.709 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1999 - Dec 2020
M2 Growth (%) 17.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2000 - Dec 2020
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 4.0 May 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - May 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 1,319.2 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 1988 - Dec 2020
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 3.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Sep 2020
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 34.574 May 2019 monthly Jan 1989 - May 2019
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) 9,898.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1991 - Dec 2020
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 7.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1992 - Dec 2020
Total Loans (USD mn) 8,430.795 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2004 - Dec 2020
Total Loans Growth (%) 4.77 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2005 - Dec 2020
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 41.79 2019 yearly 2012 - 2019
Monetary Survey: Broad Money (M2) (LAK bn) 112,574.384 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1991 - Dec 2020
Monetary Survey: Narrow Money (M1) (LAK bn) 16,005.878 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1991 - Dec 2020
Reserve Requirement Rate: LAK (%) 4.000 2020 yearly 1989 - 2020
Commercial Banks (CB): Loans: Total (LAK bn) 78,187.191 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2004 - Dec 2020

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