Inflation in Laos

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Laos - Inflation

The economy likely hit the ground running in 2019, driven by strong hydropower exports, recovering agricultural production, and investment and construction activity related to major infrastructure projects—including the flagship Laos-China rail line and several hydroelectric dams. Meanwhile, recently released data showed the current account deficit narrowed notably in Q4 2018. The improvement was partly led by a pick-up in exports, putting the external sector on a more stable footing at the outset of the year. In other news, Lao Railways recently announced the Laos-China railway, a USD 7 billion undertaking equivalent to almost half the country’s GDP, is nearly halfway to completion and is on schedule to begin operations in December 2021.

Laos - Inflation Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Inflation Rate (CPI, annual variation in %)6.4  4.1  1.3  1.6  0.8  

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Laos Inflation
Note: Annual variation of consumer price index (CPI) in %.
Source: World Bank.

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Exchange Rate8,6890.31 %May 13

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