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
Defence imports to go down by 20%: Parrikar
Times of India - 6/27/2016 6:06:09 AM
Now the import has come down to below 60%. The defence minister underscored how after Pokhran explosion the entire world had stopped the export of specific technology to India and said "the country can't depend on the import of critical materials for ...
Defence imports may come down: Parrikar
The Hindu - 6/27/2016 3:14:21 AM
“When we conducted nuclear tests at Pokhran in 1998, whole western world, including the U.S., banned specific technologies. You cannot depend on import of critical materials ... “For the first time in the country, we are creating strategic reserves ...
Ferrous scrap imports by Malaysia plunged by 78% during Q1 2016
Shanghai Metals Market - 6/24/2016 9:44:28 AM
The Malaysian steel scrap imports during 2014 had totaled 963,000 tons. Meantime, the latest forecast published by the World Steel Association states that the steel demand in five ASEAN countries including Malaysia is likely to grow by 6% in 2017.
Britain and the Arab world post Brexit
Al JAZEERA - 6/28/2016 7:02:14 AM
As blind panic swept financial markets in the early hours of Friday morning, the world woke to a ... increasing Tunisian olive oil imports to support the fragile North African economy. Now Britain will be unencumbered by country of origin requirements ...
Big soy crop no help for U.S. biofuel makers overrun by imports
The Herald of Everett - 6/26/2016 1:38:19 PM
Argentina, the biggest foreign supplier at 34 percent of imports, has a cost advantage, Zhang said. The country is the world’s third-largest soybean grower and a major industry devoted to making soybean oil and biodiesel at mills that are near the major ...
Zimbabwe: Landlocked Countries Face Double Trade Costs - Unec
AllAfrica - 6/28/2016 1:00:09 PM
Landlocked developing countries including Zimbabwe remain marginalised in world trade contributing only one percent ... are estimated to cost twice the amount spent on tariffs, duties, import taxes and fees and this made landlocked countries unattractive.
A Single Senator Stymies the Export-Import Bank
New York Times - 6/27/2016 11:24:06 PM
Especially in the developing world, some countries require that exporters bidding for sales ... that the United States wouldn’t be so foolish as to dismantle its Export-Import Bank,” said Tim D. Neale, a Boeing spokesman. “But the other issue is ...
Least Developed Countries’ Vulnerabilities Make Graduation Difficult
Inter Press Service - 6/25/2016 2:33:47 AM
The main goal was to understand the lessons learnt by the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs) over the past five years ... such as geographic and environmental vulnerability, import dependency, and demographic pressures. With greater attention ...
Steel imports rise 12 percent in May
NWI - 6/27/2016 11:28:17 AM
while oil country goods imports took off by 16 percent. So far this year, finished steel imports have taken 24 percent of the market share in the United States, which is the second largest consumer of steel in the world after China. South Korea ...
Brexit: What it means for Europe and the world
The New Indian Express - 6/25/2016 3:59:41 AM
The EU consists of 28 countries (out of the 51 countries ... EU members account for 16 per cent of world imports and exports. It is the largest trading bloc in the world surpassing the US. In 2012, the EU was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for advancing ...
Aquaculture imports increase by one billion euros a year
FIS - 6/17/2016 9:55:45 PM
In 2015, EU imports from third countries amounted to EUR 22.3 billion, which represents a 6 per cent or a EUR 1.3 billion increase over 2014 and a 9 per cent increase in the average import prices. Exports to third countries grew 3 per cent, reaching EUR 4 ...
Simply by design
BusinessMirror. - 6/28/2016 2:26:03 PM
IN 2015 Japan was the Philippines’s No. 1 trade partner with a total trade of $18.8 billion representing a 14.5-percent share of Philippine trade to the world valued at $ ... were valued at $12.4 billion, while imports were at $6.4 billion, with a ...
Indian beef imports challenge Oz dominance
The Jakarta Post - 6/24/2016 2:23:38 PM
Indonesia will import 10,000 tons of buffalo meat from India ... As of May 2016, India was not yet recognized by the World Organization for Animal Health as an FMD-free country, though it has several disease-free zones. Indonesia is among the 67 FMD ...
For 2nd Consecutive Year, Sri Lanka Tea Board to Set Up Exclusive Pavilion at 4th World Tea & Coffee Expo 2016, Mumbai, India
PR.com - 6/28/2016 7:02:14 AM
Being held from 20th Oct - 22nd Oct 2016 at Mumbai, World Tea & Coffee Expo is India’s ... Additionally, India has a barter trade agreement with a few countries for which India regularly imports SL tea and further exports to these countries.
‘Draw That Roadmap to the World’: The Philippines’ Karina Bolasco
Publishing Perspectives - 6/28/2016 6:40:46 AM
“Long regarded as a US territory,” she says, “our book industry’s imports way exceed exports ... by content and game developers from many parts of the world. With the country’s economy having grown phenomenally by 7.8 percent—that’s higher ...