Laos is one of the poorest countries in the world. Still a communist state, in recent years Laos opened its economy to private initiative and foreign direct investments. As a result, Laos started to exploit its hydropower, precious metals and wood resources. The country is heavily dependent on agriculture (33 percent of GDP) as it employs around 80 percent of the population. Tourism (11 percent of GDP) is the second largest earner of foreign currency and is growing rapidly. In spite of the recent developments, the government relies extensively on foreign aid to fund its budget and infrastructure development. This page provides - Laos GDP Annual Growth Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Laos GDP Annual Growth Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2018.