Laos External Debt

1996 - 2019 | Yearly | USD mn | Bank of the Lao PDR

Key information about Laos`s External Debt

  • Laos External Debt reached 9.9 USD bn in Dec 2019, compared with 9.3 USD bn in the previous year.
  • Laos External Debt: USD mn data is updated yearly, available from Dec 1996 to Dec 2019.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 9.9 USD bn in Dec 2019 and a record low of 769.6 USD mn in Dec 1996.
  • External Debt covers Government Debt only.


Related information about Laos`s External Debt
  • In the latest reports of Laos, Current Account recorded a deficit of 46.5 USD mn in Jun 2021.
  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 199.6 USD mn in Jun 2021.
  • Its Foreign Portfolio Investment fell by 150.3 USD mn in Jun 2021.
  • The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 18.9 USD bn in Dec 2019.

View Laos's External Debt from 1996 to 2019 in the chart:

Laos External Debt

What was Laos's External Debt in 2019?

Laos External Debt reached 9.9 USD bn in Dec 2019, compared with 9.3 USD bn in the previous year. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
9,935.6 2019 9,320.5 2018 769.6 1996 9,935.6 2019 USD mn yearly 1996 - 2019

External Debt by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (USD mn) 10,439.7 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 2003 - Jun 2021
Algeria (USD mn) 3,838.0 Dec 2019 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2019
Argentina (USD mn) 271,505.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
Armenia (USD mn) 6,753.6 May 2021 monthly Dec 2012 - May 2021
Australia (USD mn) 1,848,275.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Sep 1988 - Mar 2021
Austria (USD mn) 757,055.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1997 - Dec 2020
Azerbaijan (USD mn) 8,821.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2001 - Dec 2020
Bangladesh (USD mn) 70,671.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2011 - Dec 2020
Belarus (USD mn) 41,158.7 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 1995 - Mar 2021
Belgium (USD mn) 1,436,430.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Mar 2021
Bolivia (USD mn) 13,510.6 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Jun 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina (USD mn) 5,311.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2021
Botswana (USD mn) 1,294.1 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
Brazil (USD mn) 548,388.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 1999 - Mar 2021
Bulgaria (USD mn) 46,544.2 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jun 2021
Cambodia (USD mn) 17,824.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2010 - Mar 2021
Canada (USD mn) 2,478,436.0 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1990 - Jun 2021
Chile (USD mn) 224,052.9 Jul 2021 monthly Dec 1995 - Jul 2021
China (USD mn) 2,526,600.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Jun 2003 - Mar 2021
Colombia (USD mn) 153,628.4 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Mar 2021
Croatia (USD mn) 53,596.6 May 2021 monthly Dec 1998 - May 2021
Cyprus (USD mn) 225,569.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2021
Czech Republic (USD mn) 201,108.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1993 - Dec 2020
Denmark (USD mn) 602,574.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2005 - Dec 2020
Ecuador (USD mn) 55,525.7 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Jul 2021
Egypt (USD mn) 129,195.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1997 - Dec 2020
Estonia (USD mn) 31,106.3 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Jun 2021
European Union (USD mn) 18,103,392.6 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2021
Finland (USD mn) 690,274.7 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1991 - Mar 2021
France (USD mn) 7,379,997.5 Mar 2021 quarterly Jun 2004 - Mar 2021
Georgia (USD mn) 20,592.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 1999 - Mar 2021
Germany (USD mn) 6,741,344.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1999 - Dec 2020
Ghana (USD mn) 24,598.8 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2012 - Mar 2021
Greece (USD mn) 591,346.7 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 2003 - Mar 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China (USD mn) 1,776,248.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2021
Hungary (USD mn) 261,550.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2021
Iceland (USD mn) 20,262.0 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 1989 - Jun 2021
India (USD mn) 563,486.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 1999 - Dec 2020
Indonesia (USD mn) 417,950.3 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 2008 - Apr 2021
Iran (USD mn) 9,142.0 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
Ireland (USD mn) 3,211,912.2 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 2002 - Jun 2021
Israel (USD mn) 132,488.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
Italy (USD mn) 2,753,981.3 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 2002 - Mar 2021
Ivory Coast (USD mn) 19,182.3 2019 yearly 1970 - 2019
Japan (USD mn) 4,574,792.2 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2003 - Jun 2021
Jordan (USD mn) 35,466.1 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 2006 - Mar 2021
Kazakhstan (USD mn) 163,360.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2000 - Dec 2020
Kenya (USD mn) 37,230.4 Jun 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Jun 2021
South Korea (USD mn) 565,896.7 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 1994 - Mar 2021
Kosovo (USD mn) 2,952.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 2011 - Mar 2021
Kuwait (USD mn) 53,819.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2018 - Sep 2020
Kyrgyzstan (USD mn) 8,693.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2005 - Dec 2020
Laos (USD mn) 9,935.6 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
Latvia (USD mn) 42,960.8 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2021
Lebanon (USD mn) 33,676.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2007 - Dec 2020
Lithuania (USD mn) 41,795.5 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 1996 - Mar 2021
Luxembourg (USD mn) 3,971,387.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 2002 - Mar 2021
North Macedonia (USD mn) 10,598.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2005 - Dec 2020
Malawi (MWK mn) 2,021,553.2 2020 yearly 1984 - 2020
Malaysia (USD mn) 246,067.8 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2009 - Jun 2021
Malta (USD mn) 105,404.3 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2021
Mauritius (USD mn) 224,205.2 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 2009 - Jun 2021
Mexico (USD mn) 462,504.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2020
Moldova (USD mn) 8,253.9 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 2011 - Mar 2021
Mongolia (USD mn) 32,958.1 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2021
Montenegro (USD mn) 8,339.4 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Morocco (USD mn) 59,925.9 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 2006 - Mar 2021
Mozambique (USD mn) 9,486.1 2017 yearly 1985 - 2017
Myanmar (USD mn) 11,114.4 2019 yearly 1970 - 2019
Nepal (USD mn) 7,121.3 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
Netherlands (USD mn) 4,204,163.1 Mar 2021 quarterly Jun 2003 - Mar 2021
New Zealand (USD mn) 201,158.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2021
Nigeria (USD mn) 32,860.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 2006 - Mar 2021
Norway (USD mn) 710,685.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2003 - Mar 2021
Pakistan (USD mn) 116,308.9 Mar 2021 quarterly Jun 2006 - Mar 2021
Palestinian Territory (USD mn) 2,052.0 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 2012 - Dec 2020
Panama (USD mn) 31,734.8 May 2021 monthly Jul 2004 - May 2021
Paraguay (USD mn) 19,549.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
Peru (USD mn) 93,270.7 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Mar 2021
Philippines (USD mn) 97,047.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
Poland (USD mn) 372,028.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Portugal (USD mn) 492,790.7 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Jun 2021
Qatar (USD mn) 103,900.0 2010 yearly 2000 - 2010
Romania (USD mn) 156,586.5 Jul 2021 monthly Dec 2004 - Jul 2021
Russia (USD mn) 471,385.0 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 2000 - Jun 2021
Serbia (USD mn) 37,684.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2020
Singapore (USD mn) 1,664,505.3 Mar 2021 quarterly Jun 2003 - Mar 2021
Slovakia (USD mn) 128,117.9 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2021
Slovenia (USD mn) 60,294.0 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Jul 2021
South Africa (USD mn) 170,836.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1985 - Dec 2020
Spain (USD mn) 2,665,703.3 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2021
Sri Lanka (USD mn) 49,211.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2012 - Dec 2020
Sudan (USD mn) 51,200.0 2019 yearly 2001 - 2019
Sweden (USD mn) 1,088,950.9 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2021
Switzerland (USD mn) 2,227,086.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 1999 - Mar 2021
Taiwan (USD mn) 209,223.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Jun 1999 - Mar 2021
Tajikistan (USD mn) 6,608.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2015 - Dec 2020
Thailand (USD mn) 186,397.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2021
Tunisia (USD mn) 41,085.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2009 - Dec 2020
Turkey (USD mn) 450,047.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1989 - Dec 2020

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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) -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 (LAK bn) 21,795.660 2018 yearly 2013 - 2018
Govt Budget: Revenue: Tax: VAT (LAK bn) 5,201.470 2018 yearly 2013 - 2018
Govt Budget: TE: Current Expenditure (CE) (LAK bn) 18,430.240 2018 yearly 2013 - 2018
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: Revenue: Tax: Income Tax (LAK bn) 1,619.010 2018 yearly 2013 - 2018
Govt Budget: TE: Capital Expenditure (LAK bn) 12,572.610 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) 1,781.9 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Jun 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) 46.1 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2021
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 901.472 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 216.006 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 1,574.932 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 1,609.2 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Jun 2021
Total Imports Growth (%) 30.5 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2021
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 23,683.505 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 10,171.554 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
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: 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
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
Imports: Crude Oil, Fuel, Lubricant and Others (USD mn) 159.320 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: 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
Imports: Extra-ASEAN: China (USD th) 1,295,107.000 2020 yearly 2010 - 2020
Exports: Extra-ASEAN: China (USD th) 1,465,948.000 2020 yearly 2007 - 2020
Imports: Extra-ASEAN: EU 27 Countries (USD th) 88,011.000 2020 yearly 2010 - 2020
Exports: Extra-ASEAN: EU 27 Countries (USD th) 215,016.000 2020 yearly 2007 - 2020
Imports: Intra-ASEAN: Thailand (USD th) 2,494,689.000 2020 yearly 2010 - 2020
Exports: Intra-ASEAN: Thailand (USD th) 2,724,759.000 2020 yearly 2007 - 2020
Imports: Intra-ASEAN: Vietnam (USD th) 403,174.000 2020 yearly 2010 - 2020
Exports: Intra-ASEAN: Vietnam (USD th) 1,037,093.000 2020 yearly 2007 - 2020
Imports: Extra-ASEAN: Japan (USD th) 177,193.000 2020 yearly 2010 - 2020
Exports: Extra-ASEAN: India (USD th) 108,965.000 2020 yearly 2008 - 2020
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -46.5 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Jun 2021
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -0.6 2020 yearly 1984 - 2020
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 199.6 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2001 - Jun 2021
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 5.1 2020 yearly 1988 - 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -150.337 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Jun 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -0.0 2019 yearly 1984 - 2019
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -0.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 0.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 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) -1.896 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
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: Thailand (USD th) 722,969.507 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 (USD th) 7,927,677.215 2019 yearly 2010 - 2019
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
FDI: Mining and Quarrying (USD mn) 126.792 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) 1,555.859 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 1999 - Jun 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 12,472.123 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 1999 - Jun 2021
M2 Growth (%) 16.1 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 2000 - Jun 2021
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 3.0 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Aug 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 1,167.6 Jun 2021 monthly Dec 1988 - Jun 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 3.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Sep 2020
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) 9,866.9 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 1991 - Jun 2021
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 4.1 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 1992 - Jun 2021
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: Narrow Money (M1) (LAK bn) 14,726.207 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 1991 - Jun 2021
Monetary Survey: Broad Money (M2) (LAK bn) 118,048.647 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 1991 - Jun 2021
Reserve Requirement Rate: LAK (%) 4.000 2020 yearly 1989 - 2020
Commercial Banks (CB): Loans: Total (LAK bn) 78,272.811 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 2004 - Jun 2021

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