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Laos sees record 932 mln USD trade value in June

27 Jul 2021, 16:30 GMT+10

VIENTIANE, July 27 (Xinhua) -- Laos saw a record 932 million U.S. dollars in the value of imports and exports for June, according to the latest information from the Lao Trade Portal website.

Laos recorded a trade deficit of 62 million U.S. dollars, according to the report.

Laos' exports in June totaled 435 million U.S. dollars and imports totaled 497 million U.S. dollars.

In June, the main imported products were vehicles (other than motorcycles and tractors), electrical devices and equipment, diesel, mechanical equipment (other than motor vehicles), steel, steel products, premium and regular grade fuel, auto parts (including glass and chains), plastic products, fertilizer, and food factory waste.

Meanwhile, Laos exported mainly copper ore, bananas, mixed gold (gold bars), cassava, clothes, raw coffee, sugar, rubber, fruit (watermelons, passion fruit and tamarind) and sawn wood.

The main countries for imports are Thailand, China and Vietnam.

These figures did not include earnings from the export of electricity.

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