Statistics are important and essential for development socio-economic of Lao PDR. On the other hand, if we have a good statistic to assure the full coverage, accuracy and consistency with fact situation are important tools for dicisions making and formulating plans, policies for resolving relevant prolems and serve as an indication for mornitoring, evaluation and formulation of socio-economic development; and for mornitoring progress of Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 and graduation from Least Developed Country (LDCs) status by 2020.
Meteorology and Hydrology
Population and Demography
Labour and Social Welfare
Gross Domestic Product
Transport, post and communication
Private Domestic Investment and Foreign
Statistics yearbook is an annual publication which is conducted by the Lao Statistics Bureau under Ministry of Planning and Investment. The statistics yearbook comprises basic data from various censuses, surveys and administrative reports reflecting the general socio-economic dynamic and situation of Lao PDR in the pass years. Herewith, some of the information in the book is estimated in order to fulfill the data gap and to meet the need of general user. In addition, the international statistics part also has been included to provide reference information for studies and international comparison.
For more information, please contract Data service and Dissemination Division, Department of Data Service, Lao statistics Bureau, Ministry of Planning and Investment.
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