Definition: This entry provides the total US dollar amount of merchandise imports on a c.i.f. (cost, insurance, and freight) or f.o.b. (free on board) basis. These figures are calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Imports map
PMO asks commerce ministry to cut unnecessary imports
Economic Times - 9/22/2014 10:43:09 AM
The world's leading buyer of edible oils, India meets more than half its edible oil needs through imports. In January, the government raised the import duty on refined edible oil to 10 percent. The industry had been demanding an increase in the import duty ...
Research and Markets: New Shale Gas Countries Analysis Report 2014: The Most Promising Shale Gas Prospective Countries in the Next Decade
Business Wire - 9/22/2014 8:48:37 AM
The world's country's currently imports 705.5 billion cubic metres by pipeline and 327.9 billion cubic metres by LNG tanker. According to BP, shale gas supplies are expected to meet 46% of the growth in gas demand and account for 21% of world gas ...
Jordan To Commission 1,800 MW Renewable Energy Capacity By 2018
CleanTechnica - 9/22/2014 8:08:39 PM
The kingdom is heavily dependent on energy imports, and has to buy 97% of its energy requirement from other countries. In 2010 ... donors like the French Development Agency and the World Bank.
India's Coal Imports Causing Port Congestion
Marine Link - 9/22/2014 8:27:08 AM
India is home to the world's fifth-largest coal reserve but still needs to resort to imports in a big way as state-owned Coal India, which accounts for about 80 percent of the country's output, frequently falls short of its output target. India's overseas ...
India's trade: full list of exports, imports and partner countries
theguardian.com - 2/23/2013 3:51:02 AM
David Cameron has strongly expressed his want for a 'special relationship' with India and with the largest trade delegation ever to accompany a British prime minister to any country in the world ... $794 in 2012 - both exports and imports have trebled ...
Russia's Imports from Countries that Imposed Sanctions
RIA Novosti - 8/6/2014 10:23:08 PM
MOSCOW, August 7 (RIA Novosti) - Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Wednesday, banning for a year imports of agricultural and food products from countries that imposed sanctions on Russia. The government is expected to announce the complete ...
World's Fattest Countries
Forbes - 2/7/2007 11:59:27 PM
On the list of “fattest” countries, eight of the top 10 are in the Pacific region. In the last 50 years this area has established significant economic ties with the U.S. and New Zealand, which caused a surge in Western imports and a significant change ...
Turkey leads world scrap metal imports by far
Today's Zaman - 7/6/2014 7:15:00 AM
Turkey imported 21 percent of the total scrap metal in the world in 2012 ... This indicates that developing countries experience a serious problem of productivity. Germany and Italy were able to reduce their scrap imports remarkably over the years.
Food imports by Gulf countries to touch USD53bn in 2020
Zawya - 8/6/2014 7:14:02 AM
Muscat - The value of food imports by Gulf Cooperation Council ... 50 per cent of its imported food products to other GCC countries, Russia, India, Pakistan and East Africa. One of the world's biggest re-exporters of goods such as coffee, tea, sugar ...
Russia blocks agricultural imports from Western countries in response to sanctions
FOX News - 8/6/2014 11:56:11 PM
Russia announced Thursday that it had banned imports of meat, fish ... Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced the import ban on orders from the country's president, Vladimir Putin, in response to sanctions imposed on Russia by the West over ...
UK: Vegetable imports from few selected countries
FreshPlaza - 7/16/2014 11:56:38 AM
As regards the single countries, Spain is the main supplier with 16% which ... Source: ITC Trade Map The UK imports vegetables from only a few suppliers, mainly European, in fact 85% of imports come from the old continent. The main supplier is once again ...
Gold imports seen up, premiums likely to double on festive buying
Reuters - 9/18/2014 8:10:24 AM
World Gold Council data showed. India's investment demand for gold slumped 67 percent on year in the June quarter. "The likely rise in demand is not expected to hurt the country's deficit because gold imports are under control and international prices are ...
Top Oil Imports by Country: Where the U.S. Gets Its Oil
Think Advisor - 2/27/2011 11:56:50 PM
As world oil prices gyrate in rhythm with the unrest sweeping Middle Eastern/North African (MENA) countries (and prices rise on investment vehicles like energy ETFs), worries abound that the U.S. will feel the pinch of production losses in Libya.
China to cut cotton import quotas
Dawn - 9/23/2014 6:17:06 AM
BEIJING: China, the world’s top consumer of cotton ... but Liu said no additional quota would be made available next year. Non-quota imports are subject to a 40 per cent tariff, so the restricted availability of import quotas will inevitably dampen ...
China’s Gold Imports Jump as Country May Become Biggest User
Businessweek - 5/8/2012 4:06:52 AM
Mainland China’s gold imports from Hong Kong surged more than sixfold in the first quarter, adding to signs that the country may displace India as the world’s largest consumer of the precious metal on an annual basis. Imports from Hong Kong were ...