Laos is the 81st largest export economy in the world and the 67th most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2016, Laos exported $3.15B and imported $3.87B, resulting in a negative trade balance of $723M. In 2016 the GDP of Laos was $15.9B and its GDP per capita was $6.19k.
The top exports of Laos are Copper Ore ($956M), Refined Copper ($348M), Video Recording Equipment ($168M), Flavored Water ($155M) and Bananas ($140M), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Refined Petroleum ($523M), Cars ($323M), Broadcasting Accessories ($210M), Flavored Water ($137M) and Delivery Trucks ($119M).
The top export destinations of Laos are China ($1.26B), Thailand ($926M), Vietnam ($506M), India ($87.3M) and Japan ($57M). The top import origins are China ($986M), South Korea ($126M), Japan ($116M), Singapore ($46.6M) and Germany ($36.8M).