Lao Economy

January 14, 2021 Lao PDR Economy

Lao Economy set to recover in 2021

According to the World Bank report released on 12th January 2021, the Lao economy is set to recover in 2021 and in the medium term, provided the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is tackled and business can resume with trading partners, even though the economic growth contracted in 2020. The latest Lao PDR Economic Monitor […]

December 25, 2020 News

Inflation trending downwards but still high

According to a report from the Lao Statistics Bureau, the CPI stood at 114.22 points in November, resulting in an inflation rate of 2.84 percent year-on-year, down from the 3.63 percent recorded in October. The changes in the CPI occurred as a result of the weakening value of the kip against the Thai baht and […]

December 21, 2020 News

Consultation Workshop on Lao PDR Tourism Recovery Roadmap for 2021 – 2025

Before COVID-19, tourism has contributed significantly to the Lao economy both in terms of income generation and employment. As part of UN Lao PDR Socio-Economic Response Framework to COVID-19 published in June 2020, A Consultation Workshop on Lao PDR Tourism Recovery Roadmap for 2021 – 2025 was chaired by Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism [...]
July 30, 2020 Lao PDR, Lao PDR Economy, News

AMRO’s Annual Consultation Report for Lao PDR

We are sharing the latest Annual Consultation report for Lao PDR, published on 29th of July by AMRO (ASEAN+ Macroeconomic Research Office). "Lao PDR’s GDP growth is expected to slow sharply this year due to the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, calling for strong government action to safeguard public health and to support the [...]

Lao PDR in international comparison – July 2019

This document provides an updated insight into socio-economic indicators concerning Laos, in comparison with other ASEAN countries and more broadly within the global economy. It is, therefore, an exhaustive overview of the economic potential but also obstacles of Laos, which provide a complete understanding for potential investors. Socio-economic data concerning Laos are put in perspective […]

Lao PDR Charts and Figures- July 2019

This document will give an overview of the current socio-economic data concerning Laos. It looks into various areas such as GDP indicators, competitiveness and doing business, enterprises, technology in enterprises, infrastructure, vehicles in Lao PDR, tourism, remittances, exchange rates, budgets, financing, as well as other updates. To access the document, please click here: 

Lao PDR Economic Monitor

The Lao PDR Economic Monitor June 2018 was prepared by the World Bank Group. It provides information on recent economic developments and outlook. Some of the main findings and expectations include: GDP growth slightly decelerated to 6.9% in 2017, but remained robust The economy is expected to further ease to 6.7% in 2018. Recent expansion […]

January 24, 2018 Lao PDR Economy

Quality of Lao Trade Statistics

This document, produced by the IMF, accounts for trade information concerning Laos and its main trading partners: Thailand, China and Vietnam. The document warns about the uncertainty of trade data collection due to difficulty of compiling disseminated information. This translates into a high estimation of underreported goods, both exported and imported. There exist significant data […]

February 15, 2016 Lao PDR Economy

Charting Laos Economy, H1/2016

This report from Charting Economy is designed to chart out the economic outlook of Laos on a semiannual basis. It is ideal for strategic management and corporate planning functions in companies operating or looking to get in the Lao PDR. The full text of the study you can download here