Since economic reforms were instituted in the 1980s, LAO PDR has seen sustained economic growth. The GDP grew an average of 7.1 percent annually from 2001-2010 and is predicted to grow 7.6 percent annually from 2011-2015 (World Bank). In 2011, LAO PDR achieved a GNI per capita of US$1,010, enabling it to move from its status as a lower income economy to a lower-middle income economy. At its current rate of growth, the country is on track to achieve its goal of graduating from its status as a Least Developed Country by 2020.

Agricultural Production
Agricultural Production2011201220132014
Rice Production
FAO 2013
3,065,760 MT3,489,210 MT3,414,560 MT4,002,425 MT
Maize Production
FAO 2012
1,096,235 MT1,125,485 MT1,214,085 MT1,412,440 MT
Soybean Production
FAO 2013
13,820 MT6,360 MT13,905 MT17,035 MT
Agricultural Exports
Agricultural Exports2010201120122013
Maize Exports
FAO 2013
225,481 MT202,947 MT206,917 MT221,844 MT
Soybean Exports
FAO 2012
94.00 MT215.00 MT215.00 MT215.00 MT
Agricultural Imports
Agricultural Imports2010201120122013
Rice Imports
FAO 2013
42,773 MT17,071 MT13,055 MT10,930 MT
Maize Imports
FAO 2010
353.00 MT856.00 MT941.00 MT1,489 MT