Laos External Debt: % of GDP

1996 - 2019 | Yearly | % | Bank of the Lao PDR

Key information about Laos`s External Debt: % of GDP

  • Laos External Debt accounted for 52.6 % of the country's Nominal GDP in 2019, compared with the ratio of 51.4 % in the previous year.
  • Laos External Debt: % of Nominal GDP data is updated yearly, available from Dec 1996 to Dec 2019.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 101.0 % in Dec 1998 and a record low of 36.5 % in Dec 2011.




Related information about Laos`s External Debt: % of GDP

  • 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 External Debt reached 9,935.6 in Dec 2019.
  • The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 18.9 USD bn in Dec 2019.

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

Laos External Debt: % of GDP

What was Laos's External Debt: % of GDP in 2019?

Laos External Debt accounted for 52.6 % of the country's Nominal GDP in 2019, compared with the ratio of 51.4 % in the previous year. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
52.6 2019 51.4 2018 36.5 2011 101.0 1998 % yearly 1996 - 2019

External Debt: % of GDP by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 65.6 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Algeria (%) 2.2 2019 yearly 1970 - 2019
Argentina (%) 70.7 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
Armenia (%) 102.3 2020 yearly 2000 - 2020
Australia (%) 129.1 2020 yearly 1988 - 2020
Austria (%) 164.9 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
Azerbaijan (%) 20.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2001 - Dec 2020
Bangladesh (%) 11.4 2017 yearly 1997 - 2017
Belarus (%) 70.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2000 - Dec 2020
Belgium (%) 264.3 2020 yearly 2007 - 2020
Bolivia (%) 33.0 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 23.1 2019 yearly 1999 - 2019
Botswana (%) 8.6 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Brazil (%) 38.4 2020 yearly 1992 - 2020
Bulgaria (%) 65.3 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Cambodia (%) 69.9 2020 yearly 2010 - 2020
Canada (%) 142.8 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Chile (%) 82.4 2020 yearly 1971 - 2020
China (%) 16.3 2020 yearly 1985 - 2020
Colombia (%) 56.7 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Croatia (%) 87.9 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Cyprus (%) 908.4 2020 yearly 2004 - 2020
Czech Republic (%) 75.5 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Denmark (%) 157.0 2020 yearly 2005 - 2020
Ecuador (%) 57.4 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Egypt (%) 33.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 1999 - Sep 2020
Estonia (%) 91.1 2020 yearly 1996 - 2020
European Union (%) 130.3 2020 yearly 2008 - 2020
Finland (%) 225.1 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
France (%) 261.7 2020 yearly 2004 - 2020
Georgia (%) 129.8 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Germany (%) 163.7 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Ghana (%) 34.2 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Greece (%) 298.2 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 514.2 2020 yearly 2001 - 2020
Hungary (%) 155.9 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
Iceland (%) 83.5 2020 yearly 1989 - 2020
India (%) 21.1 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Indonesia (%) 39.3 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Iran (%) 1.1 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
Ireland (%) 701.2 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
Israel (%) 32.9 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Italy (%) 140.7 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
Ivory Coast (%) 24.0 2018 yearly 1994 - 2018
Japan (%) 92.8 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Jordan (%) 82.1 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Kazakhstan (%) 96.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2020
Kenya (%) 33.1 2019 yearly 2015 - 2019
South Korea (%) 33.3 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
Kosovo (%) 37.2 2020 yearly 2007 - 2020
Kuwait (%) 50.5 2020 yearly 2014 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan (%) 112.9 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Laos (%) 52.6 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
Latvia (%) 124.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
Lebanon (%) 62.8 2019 yearly 2007 - 2019
Lithuania (%) 75.7 2020 yearly 1996 - 2020
Luxembourg (%) 5,173.1 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
North Macedonia (%) 80.2 2020 yearly 2004 - 2020
Malawi (%) 39.4 2014 yearly 2006 - 2014
Malaysia (%) 67.6 2020 yearly 2009 - 2020
Malta (%) 678.6 2020 yearly 2004 - 2020
Mauritius (%) 2,062.5 2020 yearly 2009 - 2020
Mexico (%) 42.8 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
Moldova (%) 70.1 2020 yearly 2000 - 2020
Mongolia (%) 243.1 2020 yearly 1992 - 2020
Montenegro (%) 150.5 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Morocco (%) 53.6 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Mozambique (%) 71.8 2017 yearly 1985 - 2017
Nepal (%) 17.3 2016 yearly 2001 - 2016
Netherlands (%) 443.8 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
New Zealand (%) 90.3 2020 yearly 1993 - 2020
Nigeria (%) 7.8 2020 yearly 1985 - 2020
Norway (%) 180.1 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Pakistan (%) 41.0 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Palestinian Territory (%) 35.4 2018 yearly 2012 - 2018
Panama (%) 201.9 2020 yearly 2014 - 2020
Paraguay (%) 53.8 2020 yearly 2000 - 2020
Peru (%) 43.3 2020 yearly 1980 - 2020
Philippines (%) 27.2 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Poland (%) 60.6 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Portugal (%) 205.2 2020 yearly 1996 - 2020
Qatar (%) 106.1 2018 yearly 2000 - 2018
Romania (%) 58.2 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Russia (%) 31.5 2020 yearly 1993 - 2020
Serbia (%) 61.5 2020 yearly 2000 - 2020
Singapore (%) 471.3 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Slovakia (%) 121.2 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Slovenia (%) 101.9 2020 yearly 2001 - 2020
South Africa (%) 50.8 2020 yearly 1985 - 2020
Spain (%) 198.8 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Sri Lanka (%) 61.1 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
Sudan (%) 120.5 2019 yearly 2001 - 2019
Sweden (%) 164.2 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
Switzerland (%) 283.3 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Taiwan (%) 28.4 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Tajikistan (%) 37.5 2020 yearly 2000 - 2020
Thailand (%) 36.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
Tunisia (%) 100.9 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
Turkey (%) 60.4 2020 yearly 1989 - 2020
Ukraine (%) 80.8 2020 yearly 1993 - 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: Tax: Income Tax (LAK bn) 1,619.010 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: 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 (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 (%) 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
Imports: Crude Oil, Fuel, Lubricant and Others (USD mn) 159.320 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Korea (USD th) 0.000 2019 yearly 2000 - 2019
FDI: Thailand (USD th) 722,969.507 2019 yearly 2000 - 2019
FDI: Electricity, Gas and Air-Conditioning Supply (USD mn) 711.800 2017 yearly 2015 - 2017
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
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 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 1,189.6 Jul 2021 monthly Dec 1988 - Jul 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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