VIENTIANE, March 17 (Xinhua) -- Laos recorded a trade surplus of 48 million U.S. dollars in February, according to the Lao Trade Portal website.
The total value of trade in February amounted to 962 million dollars, of which 505 million dollars were exports and 457 million dollars were imports, said a report issued on Thursday from the Lao Trade Portal website.
Laos' main export products included cassava, mixed gold and gold bars, ore copper, salt, wood pulp and paper scraps, paper and paper products, sugar, clothes, bananas and iron ore.
The country's main imports included diesel, mechanical equipment, land vehicles, gasoline, steel and steel products, plastic products, electric lines and cables, vehicle spare parts, beverage and wood pulp and paper waste.
China remained the top export destination for Laos, followed by Vietnam and Thailand, while the major source countries for Laos' imports were Thailand, China and Vietnam. ■