Rubber Gives A Boost To Growth

February 2008
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Feb2008, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p7
Country Report
The article reports on the economy in Laos. Its prominent economic activity was the rubber cultivation in colonial times, but production has languished since independence in 1945. The majority of Laotians are farmers, and rubber cultivation has mainly been a supplementary income. The country has unable to take advantage of its improved access to world markets because most its investments comes from China, Thailand, and Vietnam.


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