Laos External Debt: % of GDP

1996 - 2021 | Yearly | % | Bank of the Lao PDR

Key information about Laos External Debt: % of GDP

  • Laos External Debt accounted for 53.8 % of the country's Nominal GDP in 2021, compared with the ratio of 55.9 % in the previous year.
  • Laos External Debt: % of Nominal GDP data is updated yearly, available from Dec 1996 to Dec 2021.
  • 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 External Debt: % of GDP

  • In the latest reports of Laos, Current Account recorded a deficit of 155.8 USD mn in Jun 2022.
  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 132.2 USD mn in Jun 2022.
  • Its Foreign Portfolio Investment increased by 1.9 USD mn in Jun 2022.
  • The country's External Debt reached 10,213.4 in Dec 2021.
  • The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 19.1 USD bn in Dec 2021.

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

Laos External Debt: % of GDP

What was Laos's External Debt: % of GDP in 2021?

Laos External Debt accounted for 53.8 % of the country's Nominal GDP in 2021, compared with the ratio of 55.9 % in the previous year. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
53.8 2021 55.9 2020 36.5 2011 101.0 1998 % yearly 1996 - 2021

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 63.2 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Algeria (%) 2.4 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Argentina (%) 56.6 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
Armenia (%) 99.9 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Australia (%) 116.1 2021 yearly 1988 - 2021
Austria (%) 163.3 2021 yearly 1997 - 2021
Azerbaijan (%) 14.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2001 - Dec 2021
Bangladesh (%) 11.4 2017 yearly 1997 - 2017
Belarus (%) 58.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2000 - Mar 2022
Belgium (%) 258.3 2021 yearly 2007 - 2021
Bolivia (%) 38.8 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 24.4 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
Botswana (%) 8.6 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Brazil (%) 35.3 2021 yearly 1992 - 2021
Bulgaria (%) 58.4 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
Cambodia (%) 75.1 2021 yearly 2010 - 2021
Canada (%) 135.0 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Chile (%) 75.4 2021 yearly 1971 - 2021
China (%) 15.5 2021 yearly 1985 - 2021
Colombia (%) 54.5 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Croatia (%) 73.5 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
Cyprus (%) 699.5 2021 yearly 2004 - 2021
Czech Republic (%) 73.2 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Denmark (%) 151.0 2021 yearly 2005 - 2021
Ecuador (%) 54.0 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Egypt (%) 32.6 Jun 2022 quarterly Jun 1999 - Jun 2022
Estonia (%) 84.7 2021 yearly 1996 - 2021
European Union (%) 129.4 2021 yearly 2008 - 2021
Finland (%) 208.1 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
France (%) 256.2 2021 yearly 2004 - 2021
Georgia (%) 117.7 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
Germany (%) 169.4 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
Ghana (%) 35.8 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
Greece (%) 305.3 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 510.6 2021 yearly 2001 - 2021
Hungary (%) 157.7 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Iceland (%) 84.8 2021 yearly 1989 - 2021
India (%) 19.9 2022 yearly 1970 - 2022
Indonesia (%) 35.0 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Iran (%) 0.9 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
Ireland (%) 681.1 2021 yearly 2002 - 2021
Israel (%) 32.8 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
Italy (%) 138.0 2021 yearly 2002 - 2021
Ivory Coast (%) 24.0 2018 yearly 1994 - 2018
Japan (%) 97.9 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Jordan (%) 85.7 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Kazakhstan (%) 78.0 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2002 - Jun 2022
Kenya (%) 34.5 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
South Korea (%) 34.9 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
Kosovo (%) 37.4 2021 yearly 2007 - 2021
Kuwait (%) 58.5 2020 yearly 2014 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan (%) 106.1 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Laos (%) 53.8 2021 yearly 1996 - 2021
Latvia (%) 101.5 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2022
Lebanon (%) 53.0 2020 yearly 2007 - 2020
Lithuania (%) 77.0 2021 yearly 1996 - 2021
Luxembourg (%) 4,874.0 2021 yearly 2002 - 2021
North Macedonia (%) 81.4 2021 yearly 2004 - 2021
Malawi (%) 39.4 2014 yearly 2006 - 2014
Malaysia (%) 70.0 2021 yearly 2009 - 2021
Malta (%) 620.7 2021 yearly 2004 - 2021
Mauritius (%) 2,061.8 2021 yearly 2009 - 2021
Mexico (%) 47.1 2021 yearly 2002 - 2021
Moldova (%) 65.9 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Mongolia (%) 221.1 2021 yearly 1992 - 2021
Montenegro (%) 203.8 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
Morocco (%) 46.9 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Mozambique (%) 71.7 2020 yearly 1985 - 2020
Myanmar (%) 16.7 2020 yearly 2018 - 2020
Nepal (%) 17.3 2016 yearly 2001 - 2016
Netherlands (%) 412.2 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
New Zealand (%) 87.9 2021 yearly 1993 - 2021
Nigeria (%) 8.8 2021 yearly 1985 - 2021
Norway (%) 151.9 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Pakistan (%) 34.5 2022 yearly 2000 - 2022
Palestinian Territory (%) 12.0 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
Panama (%) 177.4 2021 yearly 2014 - 2021
Paraguay (%) 50.4 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Peru (%) 45.2 2021 yearly 1980 - 2021
Philippines (%) 27.0 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Poland (%) 56.6 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Portugal (%) 190.4 2021 yearly 1996 - 2021
Qatar (%) 106.1 2018 yearly 2000 - 2018
Romania (%) 56.9 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Russia (%) 27.1 2021 yearly 1993 - 2021
Serbia (%) 68.5 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Singapore (%) 448.3 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Slovakia (%) 135.1 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Slovenia (%) 97.3 2021 yearly 2001 - 2021
South Africa (%) 38.3 2021 yearly 1985 - 2021
Spain (%) 192.9 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Sri Lanka (%) 57.7 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Sudan (%) 105.1 2020 yearly 2001 - 2020
Sweden (%) 170.4 2021 yearly 1997 - 2021
Switzerland (%) 292.0 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
Taiwan (%) 27.5 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
Tajikistan (%) 40.6 2020 yearly 2000 - 2020
Thailand (%) 37.9 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2022
Tunisia (%) 93.1 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
Turkey (%) 54.2 2021 yearly 1989 - 2021

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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: 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
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 8.236 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) 136.4 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 1992 - Jun 2022
Total Exports (USD mn) 1,895.6 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Jun 2022
Total Exports Growth (%) 2.9 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2022
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 910.296 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) 1,759.2 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Jun 2022
Total Imports Growth (%) 13.5 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 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) 28.697 Aug 2022 monthly Feb 2005 - Aug 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 2.236 Aug 2022 monthly Aug 2003 - Aug 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 234.159 Aug 2022 monthly Dec 1996 - Aug 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 246.424 Aug 2022 monthly Dec 1996 - Aug 2022
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
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
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: 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
Imports: Intra-ASEAN: Vietnam (USD th) 466,841.000 2021 yearly 2010 - 2021
Imports: Intra-ASEAN: Thailand (USD th) 2,756,219.000 2021 yearly 2010 - 2021
Exports: Extra-ASEAN: India (USD th) 75,076.000 2021 yearly 2008 - 2021
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -155.8 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1994 - Jun 2022
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 2.3 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 132.2 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2001 - Jun 2022
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 5.6 2021 yearly 1988 - 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 1.880 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1994 - Jun 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -1.6 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) 1.9 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1994 - Jun 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 0.000 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 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: France (USD th) 0.000 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
FDI: China (USD th) 1,254,236.569 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
FDI: Vietnam (USD th) 176,991.125 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
FDI: Korea (USD th) 0.000 2019 yearly 2000 - 2019
FDI: Thailand (USD th) 341,152.687 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
FDI (USD th) 7,927,677.215 2019 yearly 2010 - 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 (%) 2.3 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2017 - Jun 2022
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 966.617 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 1999 - Sep 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 11,386.614 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 1999 - Jun 2022
M2 Growth (%) 39.7 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 2000 - Sep 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 5.0 Nov 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - Nov 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 1,092.9 Aug 2022 monthly Dec 1988 - Aug 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 2.2 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Jun 2022
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) 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) 7,601.327 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2004 - Jun 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: Narrow Money (M1) (LAK bn) 15,738.451 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 1991 - Sep 2022
Monetary Survey: Broad Money (M2) (LAK bn) 177,339.276 Sep 2022 quarterly Dec 1991 - Sep 2022
Reserve Requirement Rate: LAK (%) 3.000 2021 yearly 1989 - 2021
Commercial Banks (CB): Deposits (LAK bn) 111,549.030 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2004 - Dec 2020

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