LAOS

(new kip = 100 att)

104-LAK

Last 120 days

Text Box: 	The kip was introduced in 1957, replacing the ‘French Indochinese piastre’ at par.
	There were 2 currency reforms :
	In 1976 1 Path Lao kip = 20 royal kip.
	In 1979 1 new kip = 100 old kip
	Coins were 10, 20 and 50 att, although due to inflation there are no coins currently in circulation in Laos.
	Smaller notes are also practically not in use. USD and THB are widely used
Text Box: Import / Export restrictions:
	Foreign currency:
  In: declaration if more than equivalent of 2000 USD
 Out: up to amount declared and imported
	Local currency:
  In: declaration if more than equivalent of 2000 USD
 Out: up to amount declared and imported

NOTES in circulation (1997+)

Oval: to the rates

LAK 100 000 (2012)

LAK 100 000 (10.2010)(159*68mm)

LAK 50 000 (2006)(152*68mm)

LAK 20 000 (2002)(152*68mm)

LAK 10 000 (2002)(152*68mm)

LAK 5 000 (1997)(152*68mm)

LAK 2 000 (2011)(141*65mm)

LAK 2 000 (1997)(152*68mm)

LAK 1000 (2008)(152*68mm)

LAK 1 000 (1992-98similar)(152*68mm)

LAK 500 (1988)(152*68mm)

LAK 100 (1986)(152*68mm)

LAK 50 (1979)

LAK 20 (1979)

LAK 10 (1979)

LAK 5 (1979)

LAK 1 (1979)

older NOTES(1979+), withdrawn or too small

COINS (1980)(withdrawn  from circulation)

Text Box: Note issued and withdrawn soon after that
May go to collectors

 

NOTES and COINS we buy

buy / sell

% fixing

Valid till:

Notes

LAK  100 000, 50 000, 20 000, 10 000, 5 000, 2 000, 1 000  (1986+)

xx / xx % 

in circulation

kip 500,100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 1 (1979) withdrawn or too small

xx / xx % 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coins

att 50, 20, 10 (1980) (withdrawn from circulation)

xx / xx % 

 

 

 

 

 

Area

(sq km)

Population (2005)

Language/Ethnicity

Ethnicity / Religion

Life duration

GDP per capita

(world position)

236 800

6 368 481

Lao (official)

Buddhist 60 %

male 53.07

 

Vientiane 194 200

English

 

female 57.17

2005 : 1 900 (183)

 

French

 

 

 

att 50 (1980)

att 20 (1980)

att 10 (1980)