Laos Current Account Balance

1994 - 2020 | Quarterly | USD mn | CEIC Data

Laos Current Account recorded a surplus of 202.5 USD mn in Sep 2020, compared with a deficit of 143.2 USD mn in the previous quarter. Laos Current Account Balance: USD mn data is updated quarterly, available from Mar 1994 to Sep 2020, with an averaged value of -61.8 USD mn. The data reached an all-time high of 202.5 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 181.1 USD mn in Sep 2020. Its Foreign Portfolio Investment fell by 91.4 USD mn in Sep 2020. 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 Sep 2020?

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
202.5 Sep 2020 -143.2 Jun 2020 -676.0 Sep 2018 202.5 Sep 2020 USD mn quarterly Mar 1994 - Sep 2020

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (USD mn) -226.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1993 - Sep 2020
Algeria (USD mn) -4,010.0 Jun 2019 quarterly Mar 2007 - Jun 2019
Argentina (USD mn) 1,162.8 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1976 - Sep 2020
Armenia (USD mn) -70.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1993 - Sep 2020
Australia (USD mn) 10,607.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 1959 - Dec 2020
Austria (USD mn) 3,901.7 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1970 - Sep 2020
Azerbaijan (USD mn) -806.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2013 - Sep 2020
Bahrain (USD mn) -713.7 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2018 - Sep 2020
Bangladesh (USD mn) 305.0 Oct 2020 monthly Jul 1997 - Oct 2020
Belarus (USD mn) 608.8 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Sep 2020
Belgium (USD mn) -386.5 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1995 - Sep 2020
Bolivia (USD mn) -311.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1988 - Sep 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina (USD mn) -230.6 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2001 - Sep 2020
Botswana (USD mn) -332.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Sep 2020
Brazil (USD mn) -7,253.2 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Jan 2021
Brunei (USD mn) 11.2 Dec 2019 quarterly Mar 2001 - Dec 2019
Bulgaria (USD mn) -245.9 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1996 - Dec 2020
Cambodia (USD mn) 543.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1994 - Sep 2020
Canada (USD mn) -5,571.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1957 - Dec 2020
Chile (USD mn) -25.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2003 - Sep 2020
China (USD mn) 130,200.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
Colombia (USD mn) -1,774.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Sep 2020
Croatia (USD mn) 2,154.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1993 - Sep 2020
Cyprus (USD mn) -917.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2001 - Sep 2020
Czech Republic (USD mn) -181.1 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2003 - Dec 2020
Denmark (USD mn) 2,228.0 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2005 - Dec 2020
Ecuador (USD mn) 1,213.6 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1993 - Sep 2020
Egypt (USD mn) -2,784.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 1993 - Sep 2020
Estonia (USD mn) -809.4 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1999 - Dec 2020
European Union (USD mn) 144,082.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Finland (USD mn) 2,483.5 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1980 - Dec 2020
France (USD mn) -1,412.7 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1999 - Dec 2020
Georgia (USD mn) -560.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1995 - Sep 2020
Germany (USD mn) 30,687.7 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1991 - Dec 2020
Ghana (USD mn) -709.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Sep 2020
Greece (USD mn) -795.6 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Dec 2020
Hong Kong SAR, China (USD mn) 12,584.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Sep 2020
Hungary (USD mn) 961.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 1989 - Sep 2020
Iceland (USD mn) -8.6 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1976 - Sep 2020
India (USD mn) 15,530.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 1949 - Sep 2020
Indonesia (USD mn) 795.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1981 - Dec 2020
Iran (USD mn) 26,741.0 2019 yearly 1997 - 2019
Ireland (USD mn) 14,864.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1981 - Sep 2020
Israel (USD mn) 6,362.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1992 - Sep 2020
Italy (USD mn) 8,170.8 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1970 - Dec 2020
Ivory Coast (USD mn) -1,348.7 2019 yearly 1975 - 2019
Japan (USD mn) 21,951.1 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1996 - Dec 2020
Jordan (USD mn) -743.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Sep 2020
Kazakhstan (USD mn) -1,728.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1997 - Dec 2020
Kenya (USD mn) -297.0 Jun 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Jun 2020
South Korea (USD mn) 13,282.2 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1980 - Dec 2020
Kosovo (USD mn) -136.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2009 - Dec 2020
Kuwait (USD mn) 351.1 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
Kyrgyzstan (USD mn) 174.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1993 - Sep 2020
Laos (USD mn) 202.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1994 - Sep 2020
Latvia (USD mn) 323.7 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Dec 2020
Lebanon (USD mn) -242.6 Jun 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Jun 2020
Lithuania (USD mn) 679.0 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2001 - Dec 2020
Luxembourg (USD mn) 246.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1995 - Sep 2020
Macau SAR, China (USD mn) 18,555.8 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
North Macedonia (USD mn) -68.8 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2001 - Dec 2020
Malawi (USD mn) -1,220.2 2019 yearly 1977 - 2019
Malaysia (USD mn) 4,618.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Malta (USD mn) -125.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1995 - Sep 2020
Mauritius (USD mn) -370.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2020
Mexico (USD mn) 17,408.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1980 - Dec 2020
Moldova (USD mn) -333.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1994 - Sep 2020
Mongolia (USD mn) -30.6 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2009 - Jan 2021
Montenegro (USD mn) -271.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
Morocco (USD mn) 161.7 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2020
Mozambique (USD mn) -1,384.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Sep 2020
Myanmar (USD mn) -910.6 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1976 - Jun 2020
Nepal (USD mn) -419.6 Jan 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2021
Netherlands (USD mn) 16,972.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1967 - Sep 2020
New Zealand (USD mn) -289.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 1971 - Sep 2020
Nigeria (USD mn) -3,337.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Norway (USD mn) 1,085.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1981 - Sep 2020
Oman (USD mn) -4,140.4 2019 yearly 1974 - 2019
Pakistan (USD mn) 276.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1976 - Dec 2020
Palestinian Territory (USD mn) -199.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Sep 2020
Panama (USD mn) 17.8 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Sep 2020
Paraguay (USD mn) 298.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2020
Peru (USD mn) 738.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Dec 2020
Philippines (USD mn) 1,651.9 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1999 - Sep 2020
Poland (USD mn) 527.0 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Dec 2020
Portugal (USD mn) -147.0 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1996 - Dec 2020
Qatar (USD mn) -2,328.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Sep 2020
Romania (USD mn) -1,606.2 Dec 2020 monthly Jun 2002 - Dec 2020
Russia (USD mn) 6,800.0 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2012 - Jan 2021
Saudi Arabia (USD mn) 2,321.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2020
Serbia (USD mn) -21.2 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2013 - Dec 2020
Singapore (USD mn) 14,572.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1986 - Dec 2020
Slovakia (USD mn) -226.7 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1997 - Dec 2020
Slovenia (USD mn) 276.7 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1994 - Dec 2020
South Africa (USD mn) 4,399.6 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1960 - Sep 2020
Spain (USD mn) 887.0 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1990 - Dec 2020
Sri Lanka (USD mn) 240.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Sep 2020
Sudan (USD mn) -1,060.6 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Sep 2020
Sweden (USD mn) 7,608.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1975 - Sep 2020
Switzerland (USD mn) 9,550.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1983 - Sep 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
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 (%) 3.842 2025 yearly 1980 - 2025
Trade Balance (USD mn) 312.7 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 1992 - Sep 2020
Total Exports (USD mn) 1,558.6 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Sep 2020
Total Exports Growth (%) 5.8 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Sep 2020
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) 1,246.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Sep 2020
Total Imports Growth (%) -14.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Sep 2020
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) 1.699 Aug 2020 monthly Aug 2003 - Aug 2020
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 155.604 Oct 2020 monthly Dec 1996 - Oct 2020
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 140.359 Oct 2020 monthly Dec 1996 - Oct 2020
Exports: Intra-ASEAN: Vietnam (USD th) 1,054,900.000 2019 yearly 2007 - 2019
Exports: Extra-ASEAN: China (USD th) 1,672,285.000 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: Intra-ASEAN: Vietnam (USD th) 451,468.000 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) 202.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1994 - Sep 2020
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -5.0 2019 yearly 1984 - 2019
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 181.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2001 - Sep 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 4.0 2019 yearly 1988 - 2019
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -0.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1994 - Sep 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -0.0 2019 yearly 1984 - 2019
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) -91.388 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Sep 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -91.420 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1994 - Sep 2020
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) -1.711 2025 yearly 1980 - 2025
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: Korea (USD th) 0.000 2019 yearly 2000 - 2019
FDI: Thailand (USD th) 722,969.507 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: 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) 1,501.281 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2005 - Sep 2020
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 11,613.057 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2005 - Sep 2020
M2 Growth (%) 17.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1992 - Dec 2020
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 4.0 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Feb 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 1,263.2 Nov 2020 monthly Dec 1988 - Nov 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) 11,648.256 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2004 - Sep 2020
Total Deposits Growth (%) 19.8 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2005 - Sep 2020
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 9,622.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 1991 - Sep 2020
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 7.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 1992 - Sep 2020
Total Loans (USD mn) 8,430.795 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2004 - Dec 2020
Total Loans Growth (%) 6.19 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2005 - Sep 2020
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 41.79 2019 yearly 2012 - 2019
Monetary Survey: Broad Money (M2) (LAK bn) 106,944.641 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 1991 - Sep 2020
Monetary Survey: Narrow Money (M1) (LAK bn) 13,825.298 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 1991 - Sep 2020
Reserve Requirement Rate: LAK (%) 4.000 2020 yearly 1989 - 2020
Commercial Banks (CB): Deposits (LAK bn) 107,268.790 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2004 - Sep 2020
Commercial Banks (CB): Loans: Total (LAK bn) 76,815.550 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2004 - Sep 2020

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