Laos Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP

1988 - 2020 | Yearly | % | CEIC Data

Laos Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) registered a growth equal to 5.1 % of the country's Nominal GDP in Dec 2020, compared with a growth equal to 4.0 % in the previous year. Laos Foreign Direct Investment: % of Nominal GDP data is updated yearly, available from Dec 1988 to Dec 2020. The data reached an all-time high of 9.9 % in Dec 2017 and a record low 0.3 % in Dec 2002. CEIC calculates Foreign Direct Investment as % of Nominal GDP from annual Foreign Direct Investment and annual Nominal GDP. The Bank of the Lao PDR provides Foreign Direct Investment in USD based on BPM6. Lao Statistics Bureau provides Nominal GDP in local currency based on SNA 2008. The Bank of the Lao PDR average market exchange rate is used for currency conversions. Foreign Direct Investment as % of Nominal GDP prior to 2012 is calculated from Foreign Direct Investments based on BPM5 and Nominal GDP based on SNA 1993 Foreign Direct Investment as % of Nominal GDP prior to 2004 is calculated from Foreign Direct Investments and Nominal GDP, both sourced from the World Bank.

In the latest reports of Laos, Current Account recorded a surplus of 70.2 USD mn in Mar 2021. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 339.8 USD mn in Mar 2021. Its Foreign Portfolio Investment increased by 0.0 USD mn in Mar 2021. The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 18.9 USD bn in Dec 2019.

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Laos Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP

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Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
5.1 2020 4.0 2019 0.3 2002 9.9 2017 % yearly 1988 - 2020

Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 7.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2021
Algeria (%) 0.7 Dec 2019 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2019
Argentina (%) 2.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2021
Armenia (%) -0.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1994 - Dec 2020
Australia (%) 0.9 Mar 2021 quarterly Sep 1959 - Mar 2021
Austria (%) -6.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1970 - Dec 2020
Azerbaijan (%) 3.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2020
Bahrain (%) -6.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2018 - Dec 2020
Bangladesh (%) 0.4 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Belarus (%) 9.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2021
Belgium (%) 2.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2020
Bolivia (%) -1.6 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1990 - Jun 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 3.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2021
Botswana (%) 0.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
Brazil (%) 4.6 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2021
Brunei (%) -10.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2015 - Dec 2020
Bulgaria (%) 2.9 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Mar 2021
Cambodia (%) 13.5 2019 yearly 2010 - 2019
Canada (%) 3.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1961 - Mar 2021
Chile (%) 3.9 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2003 - Mar 2021
China (%) 2.5 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2021
Colombia (%) 2.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2020
Croatia (%) 5.1 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2021
Cyprus (%) 12.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2020
Czech Republic (%) 1.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2021
Denmark (%) 0.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2021
Ecuador (%) 1.5 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2021
Egypt (%) 1.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2001 - Dec 2020
Estonia (%) 24.1 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2021
European Union (%) 0.3 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2021
Finland (%) 5.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2021
France (%) 0.9 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1997 - Mar 2021
Georgia (%) 3.7 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1997 - Mar 2021
Germany (%) 1.7 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1991 - Mar 2021
Ghana (%) 5.0 Dec 2019 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2019
Greece (%) 2.3 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 34.7 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2021
Hungary (%) 17.5 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2021
Iceland (%) -10.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2021
India (%) 2.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2004 - Dec 2020
Indonesia (%) 1.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1990 - Dec 2020
Iran (%) 0.2 2019 yearly 1997 - 2019
Ireland (%) -7.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2021
Israel (%) 4.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2020
Italy (%) 1.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1988 - Mar 2021
Ivory Coast (%) 1.7 2019 yearly 1970 - 2019
Japan (%) 1.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Mar 2021
Jordan (%) 0.9 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1992 - Mar 2021
Kazakhstan (%) 1.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 1997 - Mar 2021
Kenya (%) 1.4 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
South Korea (%) 0.6 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Mar 2021
Kosovo (%) 7.1 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2010 - Mar 2021
Kuwait (%) 0.2 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
Kyrgyzstan (%) 1.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2021
Laos (%) 5.1 2020 yearly 1988 - 2020
Latvia (%) 5.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2021
Lebanon (%) 3.8 2019 yearly 2004 - 2019
Lithuania (%) 2.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2021
Luxembourg (%) -34.9 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Mar 2021
Macau SAR, China (%) 11.8 2019 yearly 1982 - 2019
North Macedonia (%) 12.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2021
Malawi (%) 1.0 2019 yearly 1970 - 2019
Malaysia (%) 2.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
Malta (%) 23.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2021
Mauritius (%) 78.5 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2010 - Mar 2021
Mexico (%) 3.9 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2021
Moldova (%) 0.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2020
Mongolia (%) 18.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2021
Montenegro (%) 10.1 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2010 - Mar 2021
Morocco (%) 1.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2021
Mozambique (%) 14.3 2019 yearly 1986 - 2019
Nepal (%) 0.5 2020 yearly 2001 - 2020
Netherlands (%) 9.6 Mar 2021 quarterly Jun 2003 - Mar 2021
New Zealand (%) 2.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Jun 2000 - Mar 2021
Nigeria (%) 2.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2010 - Mar 2021
Norway (%) 0.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
Oman (%) 4.5 2019 yearly 1970 - 2019
Pakistan (%) 0.6 2021 yearly 1977 - 2021
Palestinian Territory (%) -1.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
Panama (%) -1.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2020
Paraguay (%) 3.9 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2021
Peru (%) 6.3 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1990 - Mar 2021
Philippines (%) 1.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
Poland (%) 6.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2021
Portugal (%) 1.6 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2021
Qatar (%) 0.3 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2021
Romania (%) 5.9 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2021
Russia (%) 1.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2020
Saudi Arabia (%) 1.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2021
Serbia (%) 8.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Mar 2021
Singapore (%) 24.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2020
Slovakia (%) 4.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2021
Slovenia (%) 4.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2021
South Africa (%) 0.5 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1985 - Mar 2021
Spain (%) 3.6 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Mar 2021
Sri Lanka (%) 0.6 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Mar 2021
Sudan (%) 2.2 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
Sweden (%) 6.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1982 - Mar 2021
Switzerland (%) 9.9 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2021
Syria (%) 1.2 2011 yearly 1990 - 2011

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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: 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
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
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) 1,997.1 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) 28.6 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 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) 1,704.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2021
Total Imports Growth (%) 21.1 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 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: 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: 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
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 70.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Mar 2021
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -0.6 2020 yearly 1984 - 2020
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 339.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2021
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 5.1 2020 yearly 1988 - 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 0.022 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Mar 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 (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: Mining and Quarrying (USD mn) 126.792 2017 yearly 2015 - 2017
FDI: Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (USD mn) 381.683 2017 yearly 2015 - 2017
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 3.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2017 - Sep 2020
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 1,569.286 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 1999 - Mar 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 12,165.614 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 1999 - Mar 2021
M2 Growth (%) 15.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 2000 - Mar 2021
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 4.0 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Jun 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 1,238.6 Apr 2021 monthly Dec 1988 - Apr 2021
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) 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) 9,605.6 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 1991 - Mar 2021
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 3.9 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 1992 - Mar 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) 14,732.456 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 1991 - Mar 2021
Monetary Survey: Broad Money (M2) (LAK bn) 114,210.784 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 1991 - Mar 2021
Reserve Requirement Rate: LAK (%) 4.000 2020 yearly 1989 - 2020

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