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Lao People's Democratic Republic

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Basic Statistics


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1961

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1964

1965

1966

1967

1968

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1970

1971

1972

1973

1974

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Arable land (000 Ha)
640.00
640.00
640.00
640.00
640.00
650.00
650.00
658.00
660.00
665.00
670.00
700.00
720.00
740.00
750.00
760.00
770.00
775.00
780.00
780.00
780.00
785.00
785.00
790.00
792.00
793.00
793.00
795.00
795.00
799.00
799.00
799.00
799.00
822.00
828.00
824.00
854.00
862.00
877.00
920.00
970.00
1,015.00
1,060.00
1,105.00
1,150.00
1,200.00
1,240.00
1,290.00
1,360.00
1,400.00
1,428.00
1,450.00
1,489.00
Rice area (000 Ha)
620.00
590.00
600.00
916.00
916.00
930.00
960.00
656.00
664.77
664.69
664.77
664.79
664.80
685.90
680.00
524.56
561.10
578.50
689.30
732.05
745.06
736.81
694.35
655.10
663.49
641.63
542.02
524.83
596.16
650.30
556.88
565.75
551.71
610.96
559.90
553.74
601.29
617.54
717.58
719.37
746.78
738.10
756.32
770.32
736.02
742.90
727.86
786.26
818.56
855.11
817.25
933.77
891.19
957.84
Paddy yield (t/Ha)
0.87
0.86
0.87
0.80
0.81
0.81
0.84
1.18
1.35
1.36
1.22
1.23
1.33
1.32
1.34
1.26
1.23
1.25
1.26
1.44
1.55
1.48
1.59
2.02
2.10
2.26
2.23
1.91
2.36
2.29
2.20
2.66
2.27
2.58
2.53
2.55
2.76
2.71
2.93
3.06
3.13
3.27
3.14
3.28
3.49
3.59
3.72
3.78
3.84
3.59
3.75
3.74
3.83
4.18
Paddy Production (000 t)
540.00
510.00
520.00
735.00
740.00
754.00
811.00
771.00
895.50
903.23
811.28
816.83
883.51
904.71
910.00
660.94
692.70
723.80
866.94
1,053.10
1,154.66
1,092.35
1,100.59
1,321.10
1,395.18
1,449.30
1,207.16
1,003.39
1,404.10
1,491.50
1,223.83
1,502.36
1,250.63
1,577.02
1,417.83
1,413.50
1,660.00
1,674.50
2,102.82
2,201.70
2,334.70
2,416.50
2,375.10
2,529.00
2,568.00
2,663.70
2,710.05
2,969.91
3,144.80
3,070.64
3,065.76
3,489.21
3,414.56
4,002.42
Milled production (000 t)
360.18
340.17
346.84
490.24
493.58
502.92
540.94
514.26
597.30
602.46
541.13
544.83
589.30
603.44
606.97
440.85
462.03
482.78
578.25
702.42
770.16
728.60
734.09
881.17
930.58
966.68
805.17
669.26
936.54
994.83
816.30
1,002.08
834.17
1,051.87
945.69
942.80
1,107.22
1,116.89
1,402.58
1,468.53
1,557.24
1,611.80
1,584.19
1,686.84
1,712.86
1,776.69
1,807.60
1,980.93
2,097.58
2,048.12
2,044.86
Rice imports (000 t)
88.20
112.02
126.00
130.00
91.00
73.36
87.99
60.98
42.75
69.52
65.46
82.22
67.94
50.52
22.21
45.00
100.00
135.00
115.00
1.00
50.00
18.00
26.50
38.00
6.80
4.03
2.10
3.76
5.62
4.24
26.10
7.01
5.71
16.45
15.94
26.73
19.93
40.58
4.71
13.69
21.97
26.40
23.56
32.86
22.33
17.30
24.63
23.73
43.04
42.77
17.07
13.06
10.93
Rice exports
Total rice consumption (000 t)
480.46
475.82
495.80
540.27
548.05
567.79
583.17
584.28
600.36
623.90
627.23
639.56
665.53
676.04
687.15
657.62
684.36
655.08
661.62
695.75
714.58
726.37
731.31
767.78
819.19
849.99
840.86
784.61
876.08
910.61
912.01
965.40
962.80
1,014.58
1,018.99
1,039.22
1,107.14
1,162.01
1,272.19
1,372.59
1,381.57
1,418.82
1,432.51
1,501.04
1,604.28
1,684.75
1,723.82
1,862.80
1,956.44
1,984.50
2,008.26
Fertilizer usage (NPK) (000 t)
0.00
0.00
0.08
0.08
0.41
1.72
0.63
2.90
1.09
0.30
0.30
0.29
0.28
0.27
0.13
0.13
0.13
0.09
0.15
5.13
5.13
0.33
0.71
0.00
2.53
0.00
0.63
0.38
0.38
1.88
3.19
4.24
3.75
2.18
7.48
4.61
9.09
5.29
11.29
6.52
12.66


Production



Imports and exports



Caloric intake (%/day) from rice relative to other sources



Protein intake (%/day) from rice relative to other sources


General information

  • GNI per capita at PPP$, 2011: 2,580
  • Internal renewable water resources, 2011: 190.4 km3/year
  • Incoming water flow, 2011: 143.1 km3/year
  • Main food consumed, 2009: rice, vegetables, fruits, starchy roots, sugar, meat, fish 
  • Rice consumption, 2009: 165.5 kg milled rice per person per year

Production seasons

 

Planting

Harvesting

Wet
May-Jul
Nov-Dec
Dry
Dec-Jan
Apr-Jun


Write-up taken from the IRRI's Rice Almanac (2013):


The Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Laos) is an elongated landlocked country between Thailand and Vietnam, also bordering Cambodia in the south and Myanmar and China in the north. With an area of 236,800 km2, most of the land is mountainous and covered in rainforest. Logging of the forests is a major environmental problem. About 5.9% of the land area is arable (2009). The Mekong River forms a fertile valley through most of the country, where agriculture, mainly rice farming, is carried out. The population in 2011 was 6.3 million. Agriculture occupied 75% of the workforce and made up 30.8% of the country’s GDP in 2011.

Source: FAOSTAT database online and AQUASTAT database online, as of November 2012.




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