Imports of goods and services (annual % growth)

Definition: Annual growth rate of imports of goods and services based on constant local currency. Aggregates are based on constant 2000 U.S. dollars. Imports of goods and services represent the value of all goods and other market services received from the rest of the world. They include the value of merchandise, freight, insurance, transport, travel, royalties, license fees, and other services, such as communication, construction, financial, information, business, personal, and government services. They exclude compensation of employees and investment income (formerly called factor services) and transfer payments.

Description: The map below shows how Imports of goods and services (annual % growth) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Sierra Leone, with a value of 63.77. The country with the lowest value in the world is Comoros, with a value of -38.77.

Source: World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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