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    Laos

   • Population: 6.758 million (2016) [8/10 in ASEAN]
   • Area: 237,955 square kilometers [7/10 in ASEAN]
   • Head of State: President Bounnhang Vorachith
   • Head of Government: Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith
   • System of Government: One-Party Socialist Republic
   • Capital: Vientiane
   • Major Religion: Buddhism 64.7%
   • Major Cities: Vientiane (562,244); Savannakhet (93,277);
      Pakxe (88,166)

   • Currency: Kip
   • Calling Code: +673
   • Language(s): Lao
   • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lao PDR Website: www.mofa.gov.la
   • Industries: Mining (copper, tin, gold, gypsum); timber, electric power, agricultural processing, rubber, construction, garments, cement, tourism
   • Top Exports: Total $3.15B USD; Copper Ore ($956M), Refined Copper ($348M), Video Recording Equipment ($168M), Flavored Water ($155M) and Bananas ($140M)
   • Top Imports: Total $214B USD;Refined Petroleum ($523M), Cars ($323M), Broadcasting Accessories ($210M), Flavored Water ($137M) and Delivery Trucks ($119M).
   • The Top Export Destinations 2016: $3.15B China ($1.26B), Thailand ($926M), Vietnam ($506M), India ($87.3M) and Japan ($57M)
   • The Top Import Origins 2016: $3.87B Total China ($986M), South Korea ($126M), Japan ($116M), Singapore ($46.6M) and Germany ($36.8M).
   • Financial Data:
     • 2016 GDP: 15.9 billion USD [9/10 in ASEAN]
     • 2016 GDP Per Capita: 2,353 USD [7/10 in ASEAN]
     • 2015 Total Foreign Direct Investment: 1.0791B [9/10 in ASEAN]
     • Economic Growth (GDP, annual variation in %): 7.02 [1/10 in ASEAN]
     • Exports: $3.15B USD
     • Imports: $3.87B USD
     • Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 2016: 1.509%


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