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Lao People's Democratic Republic

Summary statistics
Region 2015 South-Eastern Asia  
Surface area (sq km) 2014 236800  
Population (proj., 000) 2016 6918  
Pop. density (per sq km) 2016 30.0  
Capital city 2015 Vientiane  
Capital city pop. (000) 2015 997  
Currency 2015 Kip (LAK)  
UN membership date 2013 14 December 1955  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2014 11749  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 6744  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 2717  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2014 7.6  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2010 8.1  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2005 6.8  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2014 1756.4  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 1077.2  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 472.9  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2014 23.9  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2010 29.7  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2005 36.3  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2014 33.5  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2010 28.9  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2005 23.2  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2014 42.5  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2010 41.4  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2005 40.5  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2014 ...  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2010 71.3  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2005 ...  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2014 ...  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2010 8.3  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2005 ...  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2014 ...  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2010 20.2  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2005 ...  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2014 1.5 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 1.5 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 1.4 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2014 77.7/76.7 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2010 77.9/77.0 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2005 78.9/78.8 Estimate.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2014 258  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 208  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 163 Series linked to former series.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 156 2013.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 130  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 100  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 153 2013.  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 128  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 100  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2014 -376 2013.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 29  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -174  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2015 ...  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2015 ...  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.7  
Urban population (%) 2015 38.6  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 4.9  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 3.1  
Life expectancy at birth (females/males, years) 2010-2015 66.8/64.1  
Total dependency ratio (Pop. aged 0-14 & 65+ per 100 pop. 15-64) 2015 63  
International migrant stock (000/% of total pop.) mid-2015 22.2/0.3 Including refugees. Refers to foreign citizens.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2014 3164  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 47  
Health: Total expenditure (% of GDP) 2014 1.9  
Health: Physicians (per 1 000 pop.) 2013 0.2 2012.  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2014 4.2  
Education: Primary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 113.5/119.1  
Education: Secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 54.6/59.8  
Education: Tertiary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 16.7/17.9  
Intentional homicide rate (per 100 000 pop.) 2014 7.3 2012.  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2016 25.0  
Environment
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2014 67.0  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2014 14.3 Estimate.  
Threatened species 2015 210  
Forested area (% of land area) 2013 79.7 Estimate.  
CO2 emission estimates (000 tons/tons per capita) 2013 2175/0.3  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2013 85  
Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules) 2013 13.0  
Terrestrial and marine areas protected (% of total area) 2014 16.7  
Population using improved drinking water sources (urban/rural, %) 2015 85.7/69.4  
Population using improved sanitation facilities (urban/rural, %) 2015 94.5/56.0  
Net Official Development Assistance received (% of GNI) 2014 4.2  
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