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International Rankings of Laos - 2024


SOURCE: 2024 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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This table lists the international rankings of Laos, in all categories that are published in the CIA World Factbook, and those that we derived from them. Additional international rankings of Laos, can be found in the main country ranks menu.
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Ranked Data Rank Value Year
Communications
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 52 2 2020
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - total 127 128000 2020
Internet users - percent of population 56 62 % 2021
Internet users - total 102 4.588 million 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 41 18 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions 64 1.300 million 2021
Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 83 65 2021
Telephones - mobile cellular - total subscriptions 125 4.823 million 2021
Economy
Average household expenditures - on alcohol and tobacco 1 10.5 % of household expenditures 2018
Average household expenditures - on food 6 50 % of household expenditures 2018
Budget - expenditures 126 3.839 billion US Dollars 2019
Budget - revenues 133 2.896 billion US Dollars 2019
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-) 78 5.5 % of GDP 0
Current account balance 60 446.572 million US Dollars 2021
Debt - external 105 14.900 billion US Dollars 2017
Exports 118 7.820 billion US Dollars 2021
GDP (official exchange rate) 125 16.970 billion US Dollars 2017
GDP - composition by end use - exports of goods and services 102 34.6 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - government consumption 92 14.1 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - household consumption 97 63.7 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - imports of goods and services 87 43.2 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - investment in fixed capital 24 30.9 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - investment in inventories 28 3.1 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - agriculture 41 20.9 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - industry 47 33.2 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - services 158 45.9 % of GDP 2017
Gini Index coefficient - distribution of family income 52 38.8 % 2018
Household income or consumption by percentage share - highest 10% 58 30.3 % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 2008
Household income or consumption by percentage share - lowest 10% 18 3.3 % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 0
Imports 131 6.527 billion US Dollars 2021
Industrial production growth rate 54 7.61 % 2021
Inflation rate (consumer prices) 87 3.76 % 2021
Labor force 99 3.915 million US Dollars 2021
Population below poverty line 100 18.3 % 2018
Public debt 70 63.6 % of GDP 2017
Real GDP (purchasing power parity) 110 58.264 billion US Dollars 2021
Real GDP growth rate 141 2.53 % 2021
Real GDP per capita 129 7800 US Dollars 2021
Remittances 111 1.22 2020
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold 139 1.476 billion US Dollars 2021
Taxes and other revenues 101 18.3 % of GDP 0
Unemployment rate 204 1.26 % 2021
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - female 198 3.2196 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - male 147 3.4 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - total 151 3.3 % 2021
Energy
Carbon dioxide emissions - from coal and metallurgical coke 26 37.871 million metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from consumed natural gas 124 0 metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from petroleum and other liquids 144 2.855 million metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Coal - consumption 27 15.823 million metric tons 2020
Coal - exports 32 235000 metric tons 2020
Coal - imports 105 18000 metric tons 2020
Coal - production 23 16.040 million metric tons 2020
Coal - proven reserves 39 503.000 million metric tons 2019
Electricity - consumption 123 5.109 billion kWh 2019
Electricity - exports 8 24.114 billion kWh 2019
Electricity - imports 66 1.345 billion kWh 2019
Electricity - installed generating capacity 68 9.346 million kWh 2020
Electricity - transmission/distribution losses 81 2.262 billion kWh 2019
Electricity access - electrification - rural areas 87 N/A 2024
Electricity access - electrification - total population 83 N/A 2024
Electricity access - electrification - urban areas 67 N/A 2024
Electricity access - population without electricity 26 N/A 2024
Electricity generation sources - biomass and waste 55 0.2 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - fossil fuels 119 35.6 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - geothermal 17 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - hydroelectricity 32 64.1 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - nuclear 34 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - solar 68 0.1 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - tide and wave 6 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - wind 73 0 % 2020
Energy consumption per capita 81 73.187 million Btu/person 2019
Natural gas - consumption 121 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - exports 57 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - imports 88 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - production 97 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - proven reserves 92 0 cubic meters 2021
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate exports 73 0 bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate imports 82 0 bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil estimated reserves 89 0 bbl/day 2021
Petroleum - refined petroleum consumption 141 19300 bbl/day 2019
Petroleum - total petroleum production 106 0 bbl/day 2021
Refined petroleum products - exports 128 0 bbl/day 2015
Refined petroleum products - imports 133 17460 bbl/day 2015
Refined petroleum products - production 112 0 bbl/day 2015
Environment
Air pollutants - carbon dioxide emissions 84 17.76 megatons 2016
Air pollutants - methane emissions 96 9 megatons 2020
Air pollutants - particulate matter emissions 75 21.15 micrograms per cubic meter 2019
Land use - agricultural land 168 10.6 2018
Land use - arable land 116 6.2 2018
Land use - forest 16 67.9 2018
Land use - permanent crops 78 0.7 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 141 3.7 2018
Revenue from coal 34 N/A % of GDP 2024
Revenue from forest resources 44 1.48 % of GDP 2018
Total renewable water resources 33 333.500 billion cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - agricultural 46 7.050 billion cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - industrial 78 170.000 million cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - municipal 101 130.000 million cubic meters 2020
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 42 2.99 2025
Urbanization - urban population 145 38.2 2023
Geography
Area - land 82 230800 sq km 0
Area - total 86 236800 sq km 0
Area - water 80 600084 sq km 0
Coastline 191 0 km 0
Elevation - highest point 70 2817 meters 0
Elevation - lowest point 25 70 meters 0
Elevation - mean elevation 49 710 meters 0
Irrigated land 59 4409 sq km 2020
Land boundaries - total 34 5274 km 0
Land use - agricultural land 168 10.6 2018
Land use - arable land 116 6.2 2018
Land use - forest 16 67.9 2018
Land use - permanent crops 78 0.7 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 141 3.7 2018
Military
Military expenditures 48 0.2 % of GDP 2019
Population
Alcohol consumption per capita - beer 38 3.62 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - other alcohols 63 0 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - spirits 12 4.46 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - total 39 8.15 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - wine 89 0.07 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Birth rate 62 20.4 births/1,000 population 2023
Child marriage - men married by age 18 5 10.8 2017
Child marriage - women married by age 15 22 7.1 0
Child marriage - women married by age 18 16 32.7 0
Children under the age of 5 years underweight 10 21.1 % 2017
Contraceptive prevalence rate 62 54.1 % 2017
Current health expenditure 87 2.7 % of GDP 2020
Currently married women (ages 15-49) 61 60.1 % 2023
Death rate 65 6.3 deaths/1,000 population 2023
Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio 130 6.7 % 0
Dependency ratios - potential support ratio 42 14.8 % 2021
Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio 91 54.7 % 0
Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio 65 48 % 0
Drinking water source - improved 26 97.1 % of population 0
Drinking water source - rural 53 15.9 % of population 0
Drinking water source - total 43 11.2 % of population 2020
Drinking water source - unimproved 39 2.9 % of population 0
Education expenditures 63 2.3 % of GDP 2020
Gross reproduction rate 60 1.13 % 2023
Infant mortality rate - female 53 32.636 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - male 35 40.4 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - total 36 36.6 deaths/1,000 live births 2023
Life expectancy at birth - female 196 70.3185 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - male 112 67 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - total population 111 68.6 years 2023
Literacy - definition 2 15 0
Literacy - female 74 81.4 % 2021
Literacy - male 43 91.4 % 0
Literacy - total population 59 87.1 % 0
Maternal mortality ratio 59 126 deaths/100,000 live births 2020
Median age - female 177 25.3168 years 0
Median age - male 121 24.6 years 0
Median age - total 115 25 years 2023
Mother's mean age at first birth 86 N/A 2024
Net migration rate 70 1.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population 0
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 134 5.3 % 2016
Physicians density 136 0.35 physicians/1,000 population 2020
Population 103 7.852 million 2023
Population growth rate 64 1.3 % 2023
Sanitation facility access - improved 1 100 % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - rural 61 28 % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - total 57 17.8 % of population 2020
Sanitation facility access - unimproved 94 0 % of population 0
Sex ratio - 0-14 years 13 1.03 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 15-64 years 24 0.99 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 65 years and over 27 0.86 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - at birth 10 1.04 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - total population 19 1 male(s)/female 0
Total fertility rate 71 2.3 children born/woman 2023
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 42 2.99 2025
Urbanization - urban population 145 38.2 2023
Transportation
Airports 109 18 2024
Heliports 66 N/A 2024
Merchant marine - total 143 1 2023
National air transport system - annual freight traffic on registered air carriers 110 1.530 million 2018
National air transport system - annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers 93 1.252 million 2018
National air transport system - inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers 90 12 0
National air transport system - number of registered air carriers 27 1 2020
Railways - narrow gauge 66 N/A 2024
Railways - total 88 422 km 2023
Roadways - paved 43 13718 km 2024
Roadways - total 51 59647 km 2024
Waterways 27 4600 km 2012

*CALCULATED FIGURES are those that we calculated from data presented by the CIA World Factbook. For example, we calculated population density by dividing the total population by the land area, the electricity consumption per capita by dividing electricity consumption by the total population, etc.

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