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
Silver imports surge 40 pct in Oct, hit three-month high
Reuters Group PLC - 12/3/2013 6:29:20 AM
More shipments by the world's top buyer may help underpin global silver prices that have slumped 37 percent so far this year - their biggest annual drop in at least three decades. Silver imports jumped 40 percent to 338 tonnes in October from ...
Exports, imports down in October, trade surplus hits $75M: StatsCan
Yahoo! - 12/4/2013 1:44:48 PM
OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says the country's merchandise imports declined 1.2 per cent and exports decreased 0.3 per cent in October. The agency says that pushed the trade balance with the world to a $75 million surplus from a $303 million deficit in ...
China Soybean Imports Seen by Oil World Jumping 17% Next Season
Bloomberg - 5/21/2013 1:42:13 PM
China’s soybean imports, the world’s largest, may jump 17 percent in the next season as the country rebuilds stockpiles, Oil World said. China may import 68 million metric tons of soybeans in the 2013-14 marketing year that begins Aug. 1 ...
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 ... 2012 - both exports and imports have trebled during ...
IFC and Société Générale Trade Facility Supports Energy Imports in Cote d’Ivoire
appablog.wordpress.com - 12/4/2013 2:27:45 PM
WASHINGTON, December 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Société Générale have co-arranged a $300 million facility for Cote d’Ivoire’s only oil refinery that will help guarantee a ...
Asian countries lead in global arms imports, says Swedish peace institute
Deutsche Welle - 3/14/2011 10:03:00 AM
According to SIPRI, India leads the world in arms imports, followed by three other Asian countries. The global arms trade is on the rise India is the world's leading nation when it comes to arms imports by volume, according to the Stockholm International ...
U.S. exports hit monthly record, trade deficit falls in October
Los Angeles Times - 12/4/2013 8:15:31 AM
The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the U.S. trade deficit totaled $40.6 billion in October ... annual rate of 2.8%. That is expected to be revised slightly higher on Thursday when the Commerce Department issues its second estimate ...
Richest Countries by GDP and the Poorest Country
Suite101.com - 11/30/2013 11:58:00 PM
Whilst this will have limitations it is a simple way to define the top 10 richest countries and the poorest country. Often GDP is expressed as "per head" to account ... and a number of other South African countries share this category.
Carbon cuts by developed countries cancelled out by imported goods
theguardian.com - 4/25/2011 7:14:29 PM
But once the carbon cost of imports have been added to each ... because the rich countries are not held accountable for effectively exporting emissions to the developing world." Environmental campaigners have long argued that global carbon accounting ...
World's Fattest Countries
Forbes - 2/6/2007 11:53:29 PM
Nauru tops a list of countries with the greatest percentage of overweight people, with an alarming 94.5% of its adult population (ages 15+) classified as such, based on the most recent estimates by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Arab Grain Imports Rising Rapidly
sustainablog.org - 5/2/2012 6:11:30 PM
The Arab countries in the Middle East and North Africa make up only 5 percent of the world’s population, yet they take in more than 20 percent of the world’s grain exports. Imports to the region have jumped from 30 million tons of grain in 1990 to ...
Gold Imports by India May Slump as Purchases Tied to Exports
Bloomberg - 7/23/2013 2:29:11 PM
Gold imports by India, the world’s biggest user last year ... The curbs may cause a shortage of bullion in the domestic market as the country’s average annual exports of gold jewelry are about 70 tons, Bamalwa said. Consumption in India ...
U.S. Oil Imports Are Falling, But Reliance on These Countries Is Rising
The Motley Fool - 5/4/2013 2:31:01 PM
as that country's crude production continues to slow. While the rise of oil imports from Canada is not concerning at all -- after all, the U.S. and Canada have the largest trade relationship of any two countries in the world -- rising Saudi imports may ...
India's Oct Gold, Silver imports bounce back sharply from Sept lows
metal.com - 12/4/2013 5:30:53 AM
MUMBAI (Scrap Register): The world's biggest bullion consumer India's gold and silver imports bounced back in October this year after recording significant decline in September. India's gold and silver imports advanced sharply by 62.5% month-on ...
EU Rapeseed Imports Seen Higher by Oil World as Inventories Fall
Businessweek - 2/12/2013 4:07:04 PM
European Union rapeseed imports may be larger than previously expected as domestic supplies tighten for the oilseed used in cooking and biofuel, Oil World said. The 27-country bloc, the world’s biggest grower and consumer of rapeseed ...