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US$ 25.08mn
value of Lao imports from India in 2019-20

US$ 29mn

bilateral trade value for 2020-2021

528
Overseas Indians living in Laos

A fast growing

Asian nation in terms of GDP

Strong

exports and services sector

Strategic location

Laos borders five other nations, making it an ideal transport hub in the ASEAN region

Vast reserves

of natural resources such as gold, copper, zinc, lead and hydro-electric potential

SEZs

across Laos with new infrastructure, commercial facilities and tax incentives for priority sectors offers opportunities

India's Exports and Imports to Laos

Value in US$ Millions

S.No. \Year 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
1 EXPORT 67.31 37.94 25.72 25 39.38
2 %Growth -43.64 -32.2 -2.79 57.49
3 India’s Total Export 3,10,338.48 2,62,291.09 2,75,852.43 3,03,526.16 3,30,078.09
4 %Growth -15.48 5.17 10.03 8.75
5 %Share 0.02 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01
6 IMPORT 85.28 180.03 207.38 168.63 1.04
7 %Growth 111.11 15.19 -18.68 -99.39
8 India’s Total Import 4,48,033.41 3,81,007.76 3,84,357.03 4,65,580.99 5,14,078.42
9 %Growth -14.96 0.88 21.13 10.42
10 %Share 0.02 0.05 0.05 0.04 0
11 TOTAL TRADE 152.58 217.96 233.1 193.64 40.41
12 %Growth 42.85 6.94 -16.93 -79.13
13 India’s Total Trade 7,58,371.89 6,43,298.84 6,60,209.46 7,69,107.15 8,44,156.51
14 %Growth -15.17 2.63 16.49 9.76
15 %Share 0.02 0.03 0.04 0.03 0
16 TRADE BALANCE 38.34
17 India’s Trade Balance -1,37,694.93 -1,18,716.67 -1,08,504.60 -1,62,054.83 -1,84,000.33

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Opportunities

Agricultural exports

    Beer made from malt (220300)
    Ethyl alcohol & oth. spirits, denatured, of any strength (220720)
    Non-alcoholic beverages other than waters of 2202.10 (not incl. fruit/veg. … (220290)
    Whiskies (220830)

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    Cuts & edible offal of species Gallus domesticus, frozen (020714)
    Meat of bovine animals, fresh/chilled, boneless (020130)

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    Bread, pastry, cakes, biscuits & oth. bakers’ wares n.e.s. in ch.19, whethe … (190590)

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    Malt, not roasted (110710)
    Semi-milled/wholly milled rice, whether or not polished/glazed (100630)

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    Guavas, Mangoes & Mangosteens, fresh/dried (080450)

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Minerals

priority sectors

Here are the leading sectors of opportunities for foreign investors

Top Import/ Export Items

India's top import from Laos
  • Gold ore
  • Bulk minerals and concentrates
  • Plywood
  • Natural rubber
  • Silver
India's top export to Laos
  • Electrical equipment
  • Electronic equipment
  • Pharma products
  • Buffalo meat

Bilateral Investors

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