Laos Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP

1988 - 2021 | Yearly | % | CEIC Data

Key information about Laos Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP

  • Laos Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) registered a growth equal to 5.6 % of the country's Nominal GDP in Dec 2021, compared with a growth equal to 5.1 % in the previous year.
  • Laos Foreign Direct Investment: % of Nominal GDP data is updated yearly, available from Dec 1988 to Dec 2021.
  • 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.


Related information about Laos Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP

  • In the latest reports of Laos, Current Account recorded a surplus of 126.9 USD mn in Mar 2022.
  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 130.9 USD mn in Mar 2022.
  • Its Foreign Portfolio Investment increased by 7.3 USD mn in Mar 2022.
  • The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 19.1 USD bn in Dec 2021.

View Laos's Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP from 1988 to 2021 in the chart:

Laos Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP

What was Laos's Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP in 2021?

Laos Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) registered a growth equal to 5.6 % of the country's Nominal GDP in Dec 2021, compared with a growth equal to 5.1 % in the previous year. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
5.6 2021 5.1 2020 0.3 2002 9.9 2017 % yearly 1988 - 2021

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 6.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Algeria (%) 0.2 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Sep 2021
Argentina (%) 0.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2021
Armenia (%) 11.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1994 - Mar 2022
Australia (%) 14.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 1959 - Mar 2022
Austria (%) 2.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1970 - Mar 2022
Azerbaijan (%) -22.0 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Sep 2021
Bahrain (%) 0.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2018 - Mar 2022
Bangladesh (%) 0.3 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
Belarus (%) 12.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2022
Belgium (%) 12.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2002 - Mar 2022
Bolivia (%) 1.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1990 - Dec 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 2.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Botswana (%) 0.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
Brazil (%) 5.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2022
Brunei (%) -10.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
Bulgaria (%) 8.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2007 - Mar 2022
Cambodia (%) 12.9 2021 yearly 2010 - 2021
Canada (%) 3.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1961 - Mar 2022
Chile (%) 5.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2003 - Mar 2022
China (%) 1.1 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1998 - Jun 2022
Colombia (%) 6.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2022
Croatia (%) 6.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2022
Cyprus (%) -62.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Czech Republic (%) 3.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2022
Denmark (%) 5.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Ecuador (%) 0.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2022
Egypt (%) 0.4 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 2001 - Jun 2021
Estonia (%) -1.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
European Union (%) 0.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Finland (%) 1.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
France (%) 2.2 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1997 - Jun 2022
Georgia (%) 12.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1997 - Mar 2022
Germany (%) 4.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1991 - Mar 2022
Ghana (%) 1.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
Greece (%) 5.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 40.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Hungary (%) -1.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
Iceland (%) -3.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2022
India (%) 2.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2004 - Mar 2022
Indonesia (%) 1.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1990 - Mar 2022
Iran (%) 0.1 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
Ireland (%) 0.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2022
Israel (%) 3.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2022
Italy (%) 2.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1988 - Mar 2022
Ivory Coast (%) 1.2 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Japan (%) 1.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1980 - Mar 2022
Jordan (%) 3.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1992 - Mar 2022
Kazakhstan (%) 4.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1997 - Mar 2022
Kenya (%) 0.5 2020 yearly 1996 - 2020
South Korea (%) 1.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1980 - Mar 2022
Kosovo (%) 8.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2010 - Mar 2022
Kuwait (%) -1.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Kyrgyzstan (%) -1.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Laos (%) 5.6 2021 yearly 1988 - 2021
Latvia (%) 4.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2022
Lebanon (%) 4.5 2020 yearly 2004 - 2020
Lithuania (%) 6.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2022
Luxembourg (%) -137.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2002 - Mar 2022
Macau SAR, China (%) -27.8 2020 yearly 1982 - 2020
North Macedonia (%) 17.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Malawi (%) 0.4 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Malaysia (%) 2.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
Malta (%) 24.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2022
Mauritius (%) 83.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2010 - Mar 2022
Mexico (%) 5.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2022
Moldova (%) 6.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2022
Mongolia (%) 20.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Montenegro (%) 16.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2010 - Mar 2022
Morocco (%) 1.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2022
Mozambique (%) 33.6 2021 yearly 1986 - 2021
Nepal (%) 0.5 2021 yearly 2001 - 2021
Netherlands (%) 2.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2003 - Mar 2022
New Zealand (%) 2.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2000 - Mar 2022
Nigeria (%) -0.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2010 - Mar 2022
Norway (%) 1.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
Oman (%) 3.9 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Pakistan (%) 0.5 2021 yearly 1977 - 2021
Palestinian Territory (%) 2.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
Panama (%) 3.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2021
Paraguay (%) 1.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Peru (%) 10.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1990 - Mar 2022
Philippines (%) 2.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
Poland (%) 11.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Portugal (%) 2.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2022
Qatar (%) -2.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
Romania (%) 6.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2022
Russia (%) -3.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1994 - Mar 2022
Saudi Arabia (%) 0.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
Serbia (%) 4.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2013 - Mar 2022
Singapore (%) 26.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2022
Slovakia (%) 5.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Slovenia (%) 6.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2022
South Africa (%) 1.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1985 - Mar 2022
Spain (%) 3.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1980 - Mar 2022
Sri Lanka (%) 0.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2002 - Mar 2022
Sudan (%) 1.0 2020 yearly 1996 - 2020
Sweden (%) 3.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1982 - Mar 2022
Switzerland (%) 6.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Syria (%) 1.2 2011 yearly 1990 - 2011

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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: TE: Capital Expenditure (LAK bn) 12,572.610 2018 yearly 2013 - 2018
Govt Budget: Revenue: Tax: Income Tax (LAK bn) 1,619.010 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: 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
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 10.386 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) 250.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1992 - Dec 2020
Total Exports (USD mn) 2,114.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
Total Exports Growth (%) 3.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 910.296 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 262.842 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 260.185 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Imports (USD mn) 1,713.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
Total Imports Growth (%) -0.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 28,342.022 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 44,283.199 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 19.224 Apr 2022 monthly Feb 2005 - Apr 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 4.620 Apr 2022 monthly Aug 2003 - Apr 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 342.909 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1996 - Apr 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 201.771 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1996 - Apr 2022
Exports: Agricultural Products (USD mn) 216.790 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: Crude Oil, Fuel, Lubricant and Others (USD mn) 159.320 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: Extra-ASEAN: EU 27 Countries (USD th) 131,167.000 2021 yearly 2010 - 2021
Exports: Intra-ASEAN: Vietnam (USD th) 1,268,960.000 2021 yearly 2007 - 2021
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 126.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1994 - Mar 2022
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 2.3 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 130.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2022
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 5.6 2021 yearly 1988 - 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 7.348 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1994 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -1.6 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) 7.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1994 - Mar 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 0.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 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) -1.575 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
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: Korea (USD th) 0.000 2019 yearly 2000 - 2019
FDI: Mining and Quarrying (USD mn) 126.792 2017 yearly 2015 - 2017
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
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 2.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2017 - Mar 2022
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 1,479.117 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1999 - Mar 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 12,732.406 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1999 - Mar 2022
M2 Growth (%) 29.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2000 - Mar 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 5.0 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - Jul 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 1,290.1 Mar 2022 monthly Dec 1988 - Mar 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 2.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 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) 10,088.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1991 - Mar 2022
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 29.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1992 - Mar 2022
Total Loans (USD mn) 8,080.012 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2004 - Mar 2022
Total Loans Growth (%) 21.63 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2005 - Mar 2022
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 43.23 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
Monetary Survey: Broad Money (M2) (LAK bn) 147,479.459 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1991 - Mar 2022
Monetary Survey: Narrow Money (M1) (LAK bn) 17,132.609 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1991 - Mar 2022
Reserve Requirement Rate: LAK (%) 3.000 2021 yearly 1989 - 2021
Commercial Banks (CB): Loans: Total (LAK bn) 93,590.777 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2004 - Mar 2022

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