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, 2014See also: Imports map
European Countries Look to Block Steel Imports
bidnessetc.com - 2/8/2016 2:14:19 PM
Governments, including United Kingdom, Italy and Germany have said that unless imports are stopped, the steel industries in their countries would shut down ... as well as increased supply from China, the world’s largest source of steel supply and ...
Mobile phones top imports by Kenyan traders from China
Business Daily Africa - 2/7/2016 6:11:43 PM
Sh15.5 billion worth of Chinese phones were shipped into the country ... total imports from China grew to Sh295 billion in the first 11 months of last year, up from Sh222 billion in 2014. But bilateral trade is heavily skewed in favour of the world ...
India's steel imports fall for third month in Jan as import tax trims buys
Reuters - 2/8/2016 5:03:07 AM
India also last week set a floor price on imports to deter countries such as China from undercutting local mills, the first such move in more than 15 years. The third largest steel producer in the world shipped in 916,000 tonnes of the alloy last month ...
World Furniture Outlook 2016
The Street - 2/4/2016 10:40:08 PM
... Outlook 2016 provides an overview of the world furniture industry with historical statistical data (production, consumption, imports, exports) and 2016 furniture markets scenario for 70 countries. This market research report also includes: Growth of ...
Inflation-Wrought Venezuela Orders Bank Notes by the Planeload
Wall Street Journal - 2/3/2016 10:34:10 PM
Most countries around the world have outsourced bank-note printing to private companies ... as the Maduro administration struggles to pay for imports of everything, including cancer medication, toilet paper and insect repellent to battle the mosquito ...
India sets floor price for steel imports to stem flow from China | Reuters
Firstpost - 2/5/2016 11:14:44 PM
NEW DELHI India on Friday set a floor price for imports of steel products to deter countries such as China from undercutting local mills, the first time it has taken such a step in over 15 years even as the country remains the world's only major growing ...
Seven countries call for EU action to help steel industry
Business Recorder - 2/7/2016 3:09:47 AM
Seven countries including France ... shrinking demand and a flood of cheap imports, mostly from China. The EU also has some of the world's highest energy costs and green taxes. The seven ministers asked the Commission to make full use of the full range ...
Morocco to switch on first phase of world's largest solar plant
The Guardian - 2/4/2016 12:10:12 PM
helping African country to supply most of its energy from renewables by 2030 Morocco’s king will switch on the first phase of a concentrated solar power plant on Thursday that will become the world’s largest when completed. The power station on the ...
UAE is largest Arab investor country in India
Emirates247 - 2/7/2016 4:35:41 AM
National exports fell during the same period by 31 per cent while the country's imports from India declined by 12 per cent ... the total Arab investments in India and is ranked 11th in the world in terms of foreign direct investments in India.
Growth in global imports of ICT falls to five-year low
The Guardian - Nigeria - 2/3/2016 3:00:12 AM
According to UNCTAD, developing countries, and those countries changing from a ... In total, ICT goods accounted for 12 per cent of world merchandise imports in 2014. This proportion ranged between 44 per cent for Hong Kong, China, around 20 to 24 per ...
How 11 Countries Are Leading The Shift To Renewable Energy
CleanTechnica - 2/5/2016 2:29:12 AM
This December, almost 200 countries from every corner of the world signed the Paris Agreement ... energy to power its future and reduce reliance on costly electricity imports. As of 2015, geothermal accounted for 51 percent of Kenya’s energy mix ...
EU Steel Industry Faces Collapse due to Chinese Imports - EU Countries
chinatopix.com - 2/7/2016 5:54:25 AM
(Photo : Reuters) The European steel industry is on the verge of collapse, according to the seven European Union (EU) countries that have called on ... steel products into the European market to the World Trade Organization (WTO). In a statement published ...
U.S. proposes to curb illegal fishing by tracing imports
Japan Today - 2/4/2016 11:01:36 PM
Most wild-caught imports to the United States come from 10 countries: China, Thailand, Indonesia, Ecuador, Canada, Vietnam, the Philippines, India, Mexico and Chile. “This proposed rule is a critical first step in our efforts to create a comprehensive ...
Why can’t African countries stay out of debt?
World - 2/5/2016 7:58:29 AM
The country recently asked the World Bank and African Development Bank for a $3.5 billion ... but also means that the adjustment to the shock would instead have to be borne via import compression and lower growth.” But the bigger struggle for many ...
President Sets Country on Course toward Oil and Gas Independence, Urges Wealthy to Return Money to Country
astanatimes.com - 2/5/2016 4:23:44 AM
ASTANA – President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev discussed the government goal of making Kazakhstan independent of oil and gas imports by 2018, urged the entire business community to take part in the country’s current privatisation process and ...