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
Chinese exports and imports fall sharply in March
BBC - 4/10/2014 4:54:48 AM
China's exports and imports fell sharply in March, adding to recent indicators pointing to a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy. The country's exports fell by 6.6% in March when compared with the previous year. Imports dropped by 11.3% in the ...
Why Is India Still the World’s Largest Arms Importer?
The Epoch Times - 4/15/2014 12:55:38 PM
India has been the world’s largest arms importer every year since ... worth US$20-25 billion. Relying on imports from first tier arms producing countries has positives and negatives. On one hand, it has ensured and enhanced India’s defence capability ...
New Data Shows Continuing Decline in World Olive Oil Imports
Olive Oil Times - 4/13/2014 11:56:34 PM
A worrying fall in world trade in olive oil and olive pomace oil continues ... months of the crop year showed intra-EU acquisitions dropped 8 percent and imports from non-EU countries 3 percent, the IOC said.
World merchandise exports grew by 2%, while services trade recorded 5% increase in 2013
UNCTAD - 4/14/2014 1:11:08 PM
Imports grew particularly in developing countries of Western Africa (8.6%) and Eastern Asia (6.2%), while they decreased the most in developed Oceania (-5.8%), followed by developed Asia (-5.5%). In real terms, quarterly figures show that world merchandise ...
China Is Looking to Ban High-Sulfur Coal Imports
Softpedia News - 4/14/2014 9:29:14 AM
Specialists say that, should the country move to ban high-sulfur coal imports, its energy sector might just green ... unless air quality in this part of the world improves sooner rather than later, social unrest will shortly follow.
Cocoa Imports by Indonesia Seen Jumping on Asian Chocolate Demand
The Jakarta Globe - 4/16/2014 1:05:47 AM
Cocoa purchases by Indonesia, the third-biggest grower, will probably increase fourfold to a record this year as the government plans to scrap an import tax, according to the country’s grinders ... it’s not removed, bean imports may be the same as ...
Copper, iron ore imports defy China weakness
Mining - 4/9/2014 11:54:09 PM
Markets were shocked on Thursday by surprisingly weak trade data from China, the world's second ... which encourage imports as part of financing deals. Long a practice in the copper market, some estimates put the portion of the country's iron ore ...
Brokers query hopes for Chinese corn, soy imports
Agrimoney - 4/10/2014 12:04:18 PM
... that benchmark estimates for Chinese crop imports may be too optimistic amid talk that the country's soybean imports, which account for some 60% of world trade, may fall heavily this summer. The US Department of Agriculture surprised many investors by ...
Negative trade balance as Bulgarian exports to non-EU countries dropped in January-February 2014
The Sofia Globe - 4/11/2014 9:04:09 AM
In the first two months of 2014, Bulgarian exports to third countries added up to 2.4 billion leva (about 1.2 billion euro) while imports decreased by 8.8 per cent, adding up to three billion leva. The main trade partners of Bulgaria in January-February ...
Rising Exports Boost Eurozone Trade Surplus
Market Watch - 4/15/2014 5:03:11 AM
The 18 countries that share the euro had an increased surplus in their trade in goods with the rest of the world during February ... agency Tuesday said the euro zone's exports exceeded its imports by €13.6 billion ($18.8 billion) in February, compared ...
China copper imports rebound in March on term shipments
Business Recorder - 4/10/2014 5:16:16 AM
The resilience of imports by the world's top copper consumer could support global prices ... as construction cranks up and as export orders rise as manufacturing also ramps up in other countries. While importers had lined up more term shipments of refined ...
China imports, exports slump in March
MSN Philippines News - 4/10/2014 5:23:26 AM
Chinese exports and imports fell sharply in March, data showed Thursday, as officials noted that the world's second-largest economy faces ... including rising competition posed by neighbouring countries and regions and increasing trade friction with ...
German imports rise to highest level since reunification
YahooNews - 4/9/2014 7:47:47 AM
This trend of imports growing more quickly than exports should continue," said Christian Schulz, senior economist at Berenberg Bank. "That's a good sign for domestic demand. That helps the euro zone crisis countries to grow their way out of the crisis with ...
EU Takes Russia To WTO Over Ban On Pork Imports
Leadership - 4/8/2014 4:10:03 PM
The European Union launched a case against Russia at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on Tuesday over a ban imposed on all EU pork imports after cases of African swine fever were detected in the bloc. The issue came amid the worst crisis between Moscow ...
India's Gold and Silver Imports Plunge 40% in Fiscal 2013-14
International Business Times - 4/11/2014 2:11:58 PM
Gold and silver imports to India, the world's second-largest consumer of the yellow metal ... Pakistan last banned gold imports for a month in August 2013 after the country purchased gold worth $514m (£313m, €380m) in the preceding month.