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
Venezuela Cuts Imports Amid Currency Shortage
Wall Street Journal - 10/14/2014 3:39:11 PM
The World Bank and International Monetary Fund both estimate that the economy will shrink by nearly 3% this year, more than any other country in Latin America. To be sure, consumption and imports typically drop during an economic contraction, but domestic ...
Substitute non-essential imports, make them in India, says Narendra Modi
Financial Express - 10/24/2014 3:24:20 AM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked Union ministries to discourage "inessential imports" and leverage the country's manufacturing skills in ... of India’s international commitments under the World Trade Organization, while making all out efforts ...
India Cannot Look Upto China for its Energy Security
The Indian Republic - 10/26/2014 2:17:32 AM
Indian policy makers are fond of defining the country’s energy security in terms ... for gas imports or uranium imports. But, with the fourth largest coal reserves in the world, why should India need to import coal – especially thermal coal?
World may not have enough food by 2050: Report
CNBC - 10/15/2014 11:56:05 AM
states that with a world population expected to be at least 9 billion people in 2050, the demand for food, feed, fiber and fuel will likely outpace food production if the current rate of output remains the same. "Countries need to prioritize agriculture ...
Substitute non-essential imports, make in India: PM
The Indian Express - 10/24/2014 7:37:51 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked Union ministries to discourage “inessential imports” and leverage the country’s manufacturing skills ... of India’s international commitments under the World Trade Organization, while making all-out efforts ...
Malawi ranked 8th poorest in Africa, World’s fastest growing consumer
Nyasa Times - 10/23/2014 8:00:31 PM
Malawi has been ranked as the eighth poorest country on the continent and the fastest growing consumer market in the world . Richest Lifestyle ... leading to its failure to pay for some imports. In another report, Euromonitor found after analyzing markets ...
India plans to diversify oil imports
Live Mint & Wall Street Journal - 10/24/2014 6:26:17 PM
China, the world’s biggest oil consumer after the US, is also diversifying its suppliers. Growth in Latin American imports to China outpaced the ... according to data from the country’s customs bureau. China bought 8.7% more Middle Eastern crude ...
Ukraine appeals to WTO over Russian ban on fruit and vegetable imports
Yahoo News - 10/23/2014 2:02:36 PM
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine has complained to the World Trade Organization (WTO) about a decision by Russia to ban imports of fruit and vegetables from the country, the agriculture ministry said on Thursday. The ban, which came in force on Oct. 22 ...
Japan may urge importers not to buy bluefin tuna from Mexico
Japan Times - 10/26/2014 1:05:57 AM
The request would represent a rare move for Japan, the world’s ... which may see fewer imports of bluefin tuna as a result of the Fisheries Agency request, hopes to win concessions from Mexico by taking a tough stance toward the country, according ...
U.S. oil imports down more than 7 percent
United Press International - 10/17/2014 6:53:04 AM
U.S. President Barack Obama in an early October economic address said the country is producing more than it imports for the first time in nearly ... analysis and insight for readers around the world.
Canada threatens retaliatory action on American imports
fooddive.com - 10/22/2014 2:18:06 PM
The World Trade Organization has ruled in favor of Canada and Mexico in their dispute with the United States over country-of-origin labels on meat. It's the second such loss by the U.S. over the so-called COOL regulations. At issue are U.S. rules that ...
Gold Imports by India Seen Rising More Than Fourfold Last Month
Bloomberg - 10/15/2014 9:47:14 AM
The curbs spurred smuggling and the country this year allowed more banks and traders ... according to the data from the London-based World Gold Council. Imports may total 175 tons to 200 tons in the three months to December, Bamalwa said.
India loses WTO case against US on poultry imports
Zee News - 10/15/2014 12:14:34 AM
Giving its ruling on a case filed by the US, the World Trade ... India had banned imports of various agricultural products from the US in 2007, as a precautionary measure to prevent outbreaks of avian influenza in the country. "India's Avian Influenza ...
UPDATE 1-India's vegoil imports to open new marketing year on weak note
Reuters - 10/15/2014 3:02:12 PM
Imports by the world's leading vegetable oil buyer hit a record high in August due to expectations of a poor harvest of soybean, the country's main summer-sown oilseed crop. But they fell by a fifth to 1.05 million tonnes in September, according to data ...
Study: EU can cut gas imports and carbon emissions by half
EurActiv.com - 10/20/2014 12:33:06 PM
The European Union can slash natural gas imports from countries such as Russia by half and cut carbon ... an organisation of independent research institutes and civil society groups. The World Resources Institute (WRI) is its secretariat.