U.S. Trade with Laos in 2023

Export Market Rank
#140 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$4.34 Million
3-Year Average
$4.86 Million
Compound Average Growth
6.7% (2014-2023)
Total Export Value 2014 - 2023
Export Value by Commodity 2023

Top 10 Exports to Laos in 2023

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Rice $1.51 Million 2,010 $753,298 128%
Distillers Grains $976,852 3,254 $342,499 ---
Pulses $539,483 563 $235,812 875%
Other Consumer Oriented $277,992 57 $272,974 ---
Wine & Related Products $239,250 --- $208,642 42%
Vegetable Oils (excl. soybean) $232,260 100 $196,161 -9%
Soybeans $200,962 314 $659,708 ---
Other Feeds, Meals & Fodders $192,266 45 $145,857 ---
Milled Grains & Products $113,938 13 $73,581 63%
Nursery Products & Cut Flowers $34,500 --- $24,667 ---

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Data and Analysis

Attaché Report (GAIN)

Laos: Laos Rice Annual

MY2020/21 rice production is forecast to recover to 1.7 million metric tons after several years of below average production due to adverse weather conditions.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Laos: Laos Rice Report MY2018-2019

MY2018/19 production is forecast to decline to 1.47 million metric tons down 18 percent due to flooding damage.
Infographic illustrates how modernizing retail outlets in Southeast Asia are providing U.S. food exporters access to young, urbanizing consumers.

News and Features

USDA, through its administration of the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition (McGovern-Dole) Program, is the largest global donor to school feeding efforts, providing U.S. agricultural commodities, funding, and technical assistance to reduce hunger, support nutrition, and improve literacy and primary education, especially for girls, around the world.
Leaders from three state agriculture departments and 29 U.S. agribusinesses and organizations will accompany U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary Alexis M. Taylor on a trade mission to Southeast Asia October 30 – November 3 to expand export opportunities for U.S. food and farm products to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the world’s fourth-largest market.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will invest $248 million in 10 new school feeding projects expected to benefit more than a million children worldwide, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Jewel Bronaugh announced today.