Country Report Laos June 2009

Economic structure: Annual indicators

 2004a2005a2006a2007a2008b
GDP at market prices (K bn)26,59030,59435,40739,28445,623
GDP (US$ bn)2.52.93.54.15.2
Real GDP growth (%)6.97.38.37.57.5
Consumer price inflation (av; %)10.57.26.84.58.6
Population (m)5.85.96.06.16.2a
Exports of goods fob (US$ m)3414758109221,161
Imports of goods cif (US$ m)6148541,0451,0671,387
Current-account balance (US$ m)-189-19350107-52
Foreign-exchange reserves excl gold (US$ m)223234328533796
Exchange rate (av) K:US$10,58510,65510,1609,6038,743
a Actual. b Economist Intelligence Unit estimates.

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Origins of gross domestic product 2006% of total  
Agriculture & forestry42.8  
Industry (incl construction)32.0  
Services25.3  
    
Principal exports 2006a% of totalPrincipal imports 2006a% of total
Copper & gold52.8Capital goods52.6
Timber15.9Other25.8
Garments13.3Petroleum14.5
Electricity10.8Materials for garment manufacturing7.1
    
Main destinations of exports 2008% of totalMain origins of imports 2008% of total
Thailand49.0Thailand68.6
Vietnam18.6China11.3
China12.1Vietnam4.7
South Korea6.3South Korea2.5
UK3.3Japan2.5
a IMF estimates

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