Laos Trade Balance

1992 - 2020 | Quarterly | USD mn | CEIC Data

Laos Trade Balance recorded a surplus of 250.6 USD mn in Dec 2020, compared with a surplus of 373.4 USD mn in the previous quarter. Laos Trade Balance data is updated quarterly, available from Dec 1992 to Dec 2020, with an averaged value of -70.6 USD mn. The data reached an all-time high of 373.4 USD mn in Sep 2020 and a record low of -629.4 USD mn in Mar 2015. CEIC extends history for quarterly Trade Balance. The Bank of the Lao PDR provides Trade Balance in USD. Trade Balance prior to Q1 2004 is sourced from the International Monetary Fund.

In the latest reports, Laos Total Exports reached 1.7 USD bn in Dec 2020, an increase of 16.1 % year on year. Total Imports recorded 1.5 USD bn in Dec 2020, a decrease of 18.9 % year on year.

View Laos's Trade Balance from Dec 1992 to Dec 2020 in the chart:

Laos Trade Balance

What was Laos's Trade Balance in Dec 2020?

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
250.6 Dec 2020 373.4 Sep 2020 -629.4 Mar 2015 373.4 Sep 2020 USD mn quarterly Dec 1992 - Dec 2020

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (USD mn) -316.4 Mar 2021 monthly Oct 1998 - Mar 2021
Algeria (USD mn) -791.7 Jan 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Jan 2020
Argentina (USD mn) 704.9 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1991 - Mar 2021
Armenia (USD mn) -146.3 Mar 2021 monthly Nov 1995 - Mar 2021
Australia (USD mn) 4,297.6 Mar 2021 monthly Jul 1971 - Mar 2021
Austria (USD mn) -383.1 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Feb 2021
Azerbaijan (USD mn) 341.3 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Feb 2021
Bahrain (USD mn) -127.1 2020 yearly 1966 - 2020
Bangladesh (USD mn) -1,679.6 Jan 2021 monthly Jul 1986 - Jan 2021
Belarus (USD mn) 327.8 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Feb 2021
Belgium (USD mn) 1,317.5 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Feb 2021
Bolivia (USD mn) 99.1 Mar 2021 monthly Oct 1994 - Mar 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina (USD mn) -310.7 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Mar 2021
Botswana (USD mn) 1.3 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Feb 2021
Brazil (USD mn) 10,349.1 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1959 - Apr 2021
Brunei (USD mn) -39.8 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Jan 2021
Bulgaria (USD mn) -265.8 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Feb 2021
Cambodia (USD mn) -939.9 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1981 - Jan 2021
Canada (USD mn) -907.2 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1988 - Mar 2021
Chile (USD mn) 535.3 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1968 - Mar 2021
China (USD mn) 13,798.0 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1981 - Mar 2021
Colombia (USD mn) -959.6 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1958 - Feb 2021
Croatia (USD mn) -693.8 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Jan 2021
Cyprus (USD mn) -671.6 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Feb 2021
Czech Republic (USD mn) 2,289.2 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - Feb 2021
Denmark (USD mn) 716.0 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Feb 2021
Ecuador (USD mn) 343.6 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1965 - Feb 2021
Egypt (USD mn) -3,340.0 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Feb 2021
Estonia (USD mn) -88.2 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Feb 2021
European Union (USD mn) 26,255.6 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Feb 2021
Finland (USD mn) -411.2 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1992 - Feb 2021
France (USD mn) -6,348.1 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Feb 2021
Georgia (USD mn) -442.4 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Mar 2021
Germany (USD mn) 23,184.2 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Feb 2021
Ghana (USD mn) 392.3 Dec 2020 monthly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
Greece (USD mn) -1,380.7 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Feb 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China (USD mn) -3,472.9 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Mar 2021
Hungary (USD mn) 900.4 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1976 - Feb 2021
Iceland (USD mn) -116.9 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Mar 2021
India (USD mn) -15,240.0 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Apr 2021
Indonesia (USD mn) 1,567.4 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1967 - Mar 2021
Iran (USD mn) 594,735,573.2 2015 yearly 1950 - 2015
Ireland (USD mn) 7,517.1 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1970 - Feb 2021
Israel (USD mn) -2,934.9 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1988 - Mar 2021
Italy (USD mn) 7,048.4 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Feb 2021
Ivory Coast (USD mn) 288.7 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1981 - Jan 2021
Japan (USD mn) 2,739.8 Mar 2021 monthly Apr 1995 - Mar 2021
Jordan (USD mn) -911.7 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1972 - Jan 2021
Kazakhstan (USD mn) 1,520.5 Feb 2021 monthly Sep 1995 - Feb 2021
Kenya (USD mn) -840.9 Feb 2021 monthly Oct 1992 - Feb 2021
South Korea (USD mn) 388.0 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Apr 2021
Kosovo (USD mn) -381.7 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2021
Kuwait (USD mn) 1,291.5 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1993 - Dec 2020
Kyrgyzstan (USD mn) -175.4 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Feb 2021
Laos (USD mn) 250.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1992 - Dec 2020
Latvia (USD mn) -59.8 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Feb 2021
Lebanon (USD mn) -723.4 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1993 - Nov 2020
Lithuania (USD mn) -110.4 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Feb 2021
Luxembourg (USD mn) -682.4 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1988 - Feb 2021
Macau SAR, China (USD mn) -1,265.7 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2021
North Macedonia (USD mn) -274.3 Mar 2021 monthly Dec 1993 - Mar 2021
Malawi (USD mn) -135.3 Jun 2020 monthly Jan 1964 - Jun 2020
Malaysia (USD mn) 4,910.5 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1990 - Mar 2021
Malta (USD mn) -135.4 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1960 - Feb 2021
Mauritius (USD mn) -215.9 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2006 - Feb 2021
Mexico (USD mn) -2,905.9 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Mar 2021
Moldova (USD mn) -294.5 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2004 - Feb 2021
Mongolia (USD mn) 64.4 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Mar 2021
Montenegro (USD mn) -179.9 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2005 - Mar 2021
Morocco (USD mn) -1,689.4 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Mar 2021
Mozambique (USD mn) -177.1 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2011 - Dec 2020
Myanmar (USD mn) 8.2 Aug 2020 monthly Jan 1957 - Aug 2020
Nepal (USD mn) -1,110.5 Mar 2021 monthly Aug 1974 - Mar 2021
Netherlands (USD mn) 6,222.4 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - Feb 2021
New Zealand (USD mn) 23.3 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Mar 2021
Nigeria (USD mn) -1,551.2 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2003 - Dec 2020
Norway (USD mn) 2,989.4 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Mar 2021
Oman (USD mn) 941.5 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1975 - Dec 2020
Pakistan (USD mn) -2,994.0 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1968 - Apr 2021
Palestinian Territory (USD mn) -352.0 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2011 - Feb 2021
Panama (USD mn) -514.0 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1964 - Feb 2021
Paraguay (USD mn) 490.9 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Mar 2021
Peru (USD mn) 749.3 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Feb 2021
Philippines (USD mn) -2,293.2 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Feb 2021
Poland (USD mn) 1,069.0 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1986 - Feb 2021
Portugal (USD mn) -855.8 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Feb 2021
Qatar (USD mn) 3,620.9 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2014 - Mar 2021
Romania (USD mn) -2,284.9 Feb 2021 monthly Aug 1990 - Feb 2021
Russia (USD mn) 9,044.6 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Feb 2021
Saudi Arabia (USD mn) 35,856.4 2020 yearly 1957 - 2020
Serbia (USD mn) -591.4 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Mar 2021
Singapore (USD mn) 5,899.2 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1976 - Mar 2021
Slovakia (USD mn) 481.9 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2004 - Feb 2021
Slovenia (USD mn) 318.9 Feb 2021 monthly Nov 1991 - Feb 2021
South Africa (USD mn) 1,959.5 Feb 2021 monthly Oct 2004 - Feb 2021
Spain (USD mn) -1,438.7 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1985 - Feb 2021
Sri Lanka (USD mn) -571.9 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1982 - Feb 2021
Sudan (USD mn) -555.5 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2003 - Sep 2020
Sweden (USD mn) 479.9 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Mar 2021
Switzerland (USD mn) 2,725.2 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Mar 2021

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -3.2 2019 yearly 2012 - 2019
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: VAT (LAK bn) 5,201.470 2018 yearly 2013 - 2018
Govt Budget: Revenue: Tax: Excise Tax (LAK bn) 4,742.820 2018 yearly 2013 - 2018
Govt Budget: Revenue (LAK bn) 21,795.660 2018 yearly 2013 - 2018
Govt Budget: Total Expenditure (TE) (LAK bn) 31,002.850 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: Tax: Income Tax (LAK bn) 1,619.010 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) 1,738.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
Total Exports Growth (%) 16.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 740.038 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 117.453 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 420.406 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Imports (USD mn) 1,488.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
Total Imports Growth (%) -18.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 30,305.478 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 10,570.328 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
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) 155.969 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 1996 - Jan 2021
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 221.296 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 1996 - Jan 2021
Exports: Plastic and Rubber Products (USD mn) 113.220 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: Electrical Machinery and Equipment (USD mn) 157.350 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: Machinery and Mechanical Equipment (USD mn) 219.140 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
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
Exports: Intra-ASEAN: Vietnam (USD th) 1,054,900.000 2019 yearly 2007 - 2019
Exports: Extra-ASEAN: China (USD th) 1,672,285.000 2019 yearly 2007 - 2019
Exports: Extra-ASEAN: India (USD th) 90,608.000 2019 yearly 2008 - 2019
Imports: Intra-ASEAN: Thailand (USD th) 2,916,473.000 2019 yearly 2010 - 2019
Imports: Intra-ASEAN: Vietnam (USD th) 451,468.000 2019 yearly 2010 - 2019
Imports: Extra-ASEAN: China (USD th) 1,681,038.000 2019 yearly 2010 - 2019
Imports: Extra-ASEAN: Japan (USD th) 118,206.000 2019 yearly 2010 - 2019
Exports: Intra-ASEAN: Thailand (USD th) 2,406,849.000 2019 yearly 2007 - 2019
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -10.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2020
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -7.0 2019 yearly 1984 - 2019
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 246.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2001 - Dec 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 4.0 2019 yearly 1988 - 2019
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -0.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -0.0 2019 yearly 1984 - 2019
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 0.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -0.252 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1994 - 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: France (USD th) 440,000.000 2019 yearly 2000 - 2019
FDI: Korea (USD th) 0.000 2019 yearly 2000 - 2019
FDI: Thailand (USD th) 722,969.507 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: Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (USD mn) 381.683 2017 yearly 2015 - 2017
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
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) 1,725.887 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2005 - Dec 2020
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 12,138.709 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2005 - Dec 2020
M2 Growth (%) 17.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1992 - Dec 2020
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 4.0 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Apr 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 1,319.2 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 1988 - Dec 2020
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) 9,898.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1991 - Dec 2020
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 7.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1992 - Dec 2020
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: Broad Money (M2) (LAK bn) 112,574.384 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1991 - Dec 2020
Monetary Survey: Narrow Money (M1) (LAK bn) 16,005.878 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1991 - Dec 2020
Reserve Requirement Rate: LAK (%) 4.000 2020 yearly 1989 - 2020
Commercial Banks (CB): Loans: Total (LAK bn) 78,187.191 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2004 - Dec 2020

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