China-Laos rail freight shipments significantly expanded in 2023

In the first eight months of 2023, the China-Laos Railway has transported 3,1 mln tons of goods, an increase of 138 percent year on year, according to the Laos-China Railway Co., Ltd. (LCRC).

The Lao News Agency, quoting deputy director of the LCRC, Anongdeth Phetkaysone, reported that the goods importing from China to Laos were 344,700 tons while the goods exporting from Laos to China were 2,8 million tons.

The main products exported to China included fruits, cassava flour, barley, rubber, beer, iron ore, rock and chemical fertilizers. In addition, the China-Laos Railway has transported over 5 million tons of cargo since it was put into operation in 2021.


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