Laos External Debt

1996 - 2021 | Yearly | USD mn | Bank of the Lao PDR

Key information about Laos External Debt

  • Laos External Debt reached 10.2 USD bn in Dec 2021, compared with 10.7 USD bn in the previous year.
  • Laos External Debt: USD mn data is updated yearly, available from Dec 1996 to Dec 2021.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 10.7 USD bn in Dec 2020 and a record low of 769.6 USD mn in Dec 1996.

External Debt covers Government Debt only.


Related information about Laos External Debt
  • In the latest reports of Laos, Current Account recorded a deficit of 152.9 USD mn in Sep 2022.
  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 115.9 USD mn in Sep 2022.
  • Its Foreign Portfolio Investment fell by 30.6 USD mn in Sep 2022.
  • The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 19.1 USD bn in Dec 2021.

View Laos's External Debt from 1996 to 2021 in the chart:

Laos External Debt

What was Laos's External Debt in 2021?

Laos External Debt reached 10.2 USD bn in Dec 2021, compared with 10.7 USD bn in the previous year. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
10,213.4 2021 10,683.6 2020 769.6 1996 10,683.6 2020 USD mn yearly 1996 - 2021

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (USD mn) 9,731.5 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 2003 - Sep 2022
Algeria (USD mn) 3,838.0 Dec 2019 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2019
Argentina (USD mn) 271,775.6 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2022
Armenia (USD mn) 6,214.4 Nov 2022 monthly Dec 2012 - Nov 2022
Australia (USD mn) 1,896,860.3 Sep 2022 quarterly Sep 1988 - Sep 2022
Austria (USD mn) 644,606.8 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1997 - Sep 2022
Azerbaijan (USD mn) 8,135.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2001 - Dec 2021
Bangladesh (USD mn) 92,694.5 Sep 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2022
Belarus (USD mn) 41,515.2 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 1995 - Sep 2022
Belgium (USD mn) 1,330,308.4 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2007 - Sep 2022
Bolivia (USD mn) 14,470.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina (USD mn) 4,703.6 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2022
Botswana (USD mn) 1,521.3 2022 yearly 1994 - 2022
Brazil (USD mn) 575,357.5 Dec 2022 quarterly Dec 1999 - Dec 2022
Bulgaria (USD mn) 45,201.3 Nov 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Nov 2022
Cambodia (USD mn) 22,030.0 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2010 - Sep 2022
Canada (USD mn) 2,502,240.4 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1990 - Sep 2022
Chile (USD mn) 231,030.9 Nov 2022 monthly Dec 1995 - Nov 2022
China (USD mn) 2,481,504.6 Sep 2022 quarterly Jun 2003 - Sep 2022
Colombia (USD mn) 178,136.3 Oct 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Oct 2022
Croatia (USD mn) 48,789.5 Oct 2022 monthly Dec 1998 - Oct 2022
Cyprus (USD mn) 177,083.1 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2022
Czech Republic (USD mn) 172,381.2 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 1993 - Sep 2022
Denmark (USD mn) 482,145.0 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 2005 - Sep 2022
Ecuador (USD mn) 56,584.1 Nov 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Nov 2022
Egypt (USD mn) 154,980.0 Sep 2022 quarterly Jun 1997 - Sep 2022
Estonia (USD mn) 30,246.6 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1996 - Sep 2022
European Union (USD mn) 16,222,952.4 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2022
Finland (USD mn) 613,878.4 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1991 - Sep 2022
France (USD mn) 6,547,483.1 Sep 2022 quarterly Jun 2004 - Sep 2022
Georgia (USD mn) 22,172.5 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 1999 - Sep 2022
Germany (USD mn) 6,464,043.2 Jun 2022 quarterly Jun 1999 - Jun 2022
Ghana (USD mn) 28,135.9 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2012 - Jun 2022
Greece (USD mn) 544,642.2 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 2003 - Sep 2022
Hong Kong SAR, China (USD mn) 1,822,962.0 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2001 - Sep 2022
Hungary (USD mn) 243,517.9 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2022
Iceland (USD mn) 20,052.7 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 1989 - Sep 2022
India (USD mn) 610,467.4 Sep 2022 quarterly Sep 1999 - Sep 2022
Indonesia (USD mn) 392,551.1 Nov 2022 monthly Jan 2008 - Nov 2022
Iran (USD mn) 9,142.1 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
Ireland (USD mn) 2,965,284.1 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 2002 - Sep 2022
Israel (USD mn) 154,425.6 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Sep 2022
Italy (USD mn) 2,455,962.5 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 2002 - Sep 2022
Ivory Coast (USD mn) 29,752.4 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Japan (USD mn) 4,196,860.0 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2003 - Sep 2022
Jordan (USD mn) 38,563.9 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 2006 - Sep 2022
Kazakhstan (USD mn) 160,938.2 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 2000 - Sep 2022
Kenya (USD mn) 36,447.5 Nov 2022 monthly Sep 1999 - Nov 2022
South Korea (USD mn) 638,980.8 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 1994 - Sep 2022
Kosovo (USD mn) 3,245.8 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 2011 - Sep 2022
Kuwait (USD mn) 62,350.7 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2018 - Sep 2022
Kyrgyzstan (USD mn) 8,908.0 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2005 - Jun 2022
Laos (USD mn) 10,213.4 2021 yearly 1996 - 2021
Latvia (USD mn) 37,525.6 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2022
Lebanon (USD mn) 34,490.0 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2007 - Jun 2022
Lithuania (USD mn) 43,738.7 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 1996 - Sep 2022
Luxembourg (USD mn) 3,648,871.4 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 2002 - Sep 2022
North Macedonia (USD mn) 10,751.7 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 2005 - Sep 2022
Malawi (MWK mn) 2,812,733.5 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Malaysia (USD mn) 252,255.9 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2009 - Sep 2022
Malta (USD mn) 92,193.3 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Sep 2022
Mauritius (USD mn) 184,721.5 Dec 2022 quarterly Dec 2009 - Dec 2022
Mexico (USD mn) 447,827.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2021
Moldova (USD mn) 8,885.5 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 2011 - Sep 2022
Mongolia (USD mn) 32,446.5 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2022
Montenegro (USD mn) 10,552.3 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Morocco (USD mn) 63,748.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2006 - Mar 2022
Mozambique (USD mn) 10,150.3 2020 yearly 1985 - 2020
Myanmar (USD mn) 13,927.2 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Nepal (USD mn) 8,729.1 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2022
Netherlands (USD mn) 3,555,887.7 Sep 2022 quarterly Jun 2003 - Sep 2022
New Zealand (USD mn) 185,375.8 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1993 - Sep 2022
Nigeria (USD mn) 39,661.7 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 2006 - Sep 2022
Norway (USD mn) 733,211.0 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2003 - Sep 2022
Pakistan (USD mn) 126,914.2 Sep 2022 quarterly Jun 2006 - Sep 2022
Palestinian Territory (USD mn) 1,535.0 Dec 2018 monthly Dec 2012 - Dec 2018
Panama (USD mn) 36,852.6 Dec 2022 monthly Jul 2004 - Dec 2022
Paraguay (USD mn) 20,060.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Peru (USD mn) 101,506.3 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1980 - Sep 2022
Philippines (USD mn) 107,909.7 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Sep 2022
Poland (USD mn) 333,177.0 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Sep 2022
Portugal (USD mn) 396,510.7 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1996 - Sep 2022
Qatar (USD mn) 194,500.0 2018 yearly 2000 - 2018
Romania (USD mn) 148,359.6 Nov 2022 monthly Dec 2004 - Nov 2022
Russia (USD mn) 381,770.0 Dec 2022 quarterly Dec 2000 - Dec 2022
Serbia (USD mn) 39,108.7 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2003 - Sep 2022
Singapore (USD mn) 1,752,297.8 Sep 2022 quarterly Jun 2003 - Sep 2022
Slovakia (USD mn) 114,619.8 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1993 - Sep 2022
Slovenia (USD mn) 54,137.9 Nov 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Nov 2022
South Africa (USD mn) 169,320.0 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 1985 - Jun 2022
Spain (USD mn) 2,277,449.1 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1993 - Sep 2022
Sri Lanka (USD mn) 47,676.2 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 2012 - Sep 2022
Sudan (USD mn) 77,200.0 2020 yearly 2001 - 2020
Sweden (USD mn) 955,676.4 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Sep 2022
Switzerland (USD mn) 2,205,041.1 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 1999 - Sep 2022
Taiwan (USD mn) 226,402.0 Sep 2022 quarterly Jun 1999 - Sep 2022
Tajikistan (USD mn) 6,662.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2015 - Dec 2021
Thailand (USD mn) 187,878.0 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Sep 2022
Tunisia (USD mn) 38,949.6 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 2009 - Sep 2022
Turkey (USD mn) 442,857.9 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 1989 - Sep 2022

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -1.3 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -240.162 2021 yearly 2010 - 2021
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 1,911.098 2021 yearly 2010 - 2021
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 10.0 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
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: 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
Govt Budget: TE: Current Expenditure (CE) (LAK bn) 18,430.240 2018 yearly 2013 - 2018
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 8.236 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) 25.8 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 1992 - Sep 2022
Total Exports (USD mn) 1,909.1 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Sep 2022
Total Exports Growth (%) -1.6 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Sep 2022
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 926.912 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 261.253 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 259.107 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Imports (USD mn) 1,883.2 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Sep 2022
Total Imports Growth (%) 31.0 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Sep 2022
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 27,495.129 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 47,463.016 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 22.946 Oct 2022 monthly Feb 2005 - Oct 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 2.100 Oct 2022 monthly Aug 2003 - Oct 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 233.398 Oct 2022 monthly Dec 1996 - Oct 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 213.170 Oct 2022 monthly Dec 1996 - Oct 2022
Imports: Crude Oil, Fuel, Lubricant and Others (USD mn) 223.440 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2018 - Dec 2021
Exports: Mineral Products (USD mn) 443.020 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2018 - Dec 2021
Imports: Electrical Machinery and Equipment (USD mn) 142.780 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2018 - Dec 2021
Exports: Plastic and Rubber Products (USD mn) 110.150 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2018 - Dec 2021
Imports: Foods, Beverages, Pharmaceutical Products & Consumer Goods (USD mn) 247.310 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2018 - Dec 2021
Exports: Wood Products, Pulp of Wood and Paper (USD mn) 222.330 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2018 - Dec 2021
Imports: Machinery and Mechanical Equipment (USD mn) 82.720 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2018 - Dec 2021
Exports: Agricultural Products (USD mn) 216.160 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2018 - Dec 2021
Imports: Iron, Steel and Other Metal Products (USD mn) 72.680 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2018 - Dec 2021
Imports: Extra-ASEAN: China (USD th) 1,329,354.000 2021 yearly 2010 - 2021
Exports: Intra-ASEAN: Vietnam (USD th) 1,268,960.000 2021 yearly 2007 - 2021
Imports: Intra-ASEAN: Vietnam (USD th) 466,841.000 2021 yearly 2010 - 2021
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
Exports: Extra-ASEAN: India (USD th) 75,076.000 2021 yearly 2008 - 2021
Imports: Intra-ASEAN: Thailand (USD th) 2,756,219.000 2021 yearly 2010 - 2021
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -152.9 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1994 - Sep 2022
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 2.3 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 115.9 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2001 - Sep 2022
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 5.6 2021 yearly 1988 - 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -30.646 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1994 - Sep 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -1.6 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -0.2 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1994 - Sep 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) -30.470 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Sep 2022
External Debt (USD mn) 10,213.4 2021 yearly 1996 - 2021
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 53.8 2021 yearly 1996 - 2021
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -1.366 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) 0.000 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
FDI: Thailand (USD th) 341,152.687 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
FDI (USD th) 7,927,677.215 2019 yearly 2010 - 2019
FDI: China (USD th) 1,254,236.569 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
FDI: Vietnam (USD th) 176,991.125 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
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
FDI: Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (USD mn) 381.683 2017 yearly 2015 - 2017
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) (USD mn) 3,524.508 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 2.1 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 2017 - Sep 2022
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 966.617 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 1999 - Sep 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 10,891.738 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 1999 - Sep 2022
M2 Growth (%) 39.7 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 2000 - Sep 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 5.0 Jan 2023 monthly Jan 2002 - Jan 2023
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 1,075.5 Sep 2022 monthly Dec 1988 - Sep 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 1.7 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Sep 2022
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 31.692 May 2021 monthly Jan 1989 - May 2021
Total Deposits (USD mn) 12,648.510 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2004 - Dec 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 25.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2005 - Dec 2021
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 8,945.6 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 1991 - Sep 2022
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 49.3 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 1992 - Sep 2022
Total Loans (USD mn) 7,387.068 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 2004 - Sep 2022
Total Loans Growth (%) 49.40 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 2005 - Sep 2022
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 43.23 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
Monetary Survey: Broad Money (M2) (LAK bn) 177,339.276 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 1991 - Sep 2022
Monetary Survey: Narrow Money (M1) (LAK bn) 15,738.451 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 1991 - Sep 2022
Reserve Requirement Rate: LAK (%) 5.000 2022 yearly 1989 - 2022
Commercial Banks (CB): Deposits (LAK bn) 139,652.200 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2004 - Dec 2021

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