Laos >> Revealed Comparative Advantage
The Revealed Comparative Advantage (RCA) is a trade analysis tool to measure and assess the competitive advantage of the product which the business people need to export. The RCA indicates whether a country's product is in the process of extending the products in which it has a trade potential or simply competitive advantage. The values of an RCA indicate the country's competitiveness vis-à-vis the world. It also helps to assess a country's export potential.

Results indicated that
  • A value of less than unity implies that the country has a revealed comparative disadvantage in the product.
  • If the index exceeds unity, the country is said to have a revealed comparative advantage in the product.
Unit : US Dollar Thousand
Product -- HS Code Year Laos export to the World Total exports from Laos World's exports World's total exports RCA
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