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
Energy imports as a % of energy use by country
Pakistan Defence - 1/17/2015 2:47:57 AM
Chart from the World Bank website: It's interesting to note that China's energy imports are only 10% of our overall energy usage. Which is by far the lowest among the other countries in the chart. Apart from coal, gas and renewable energy, we also produce ...
Turkey gold imports likely to fall in 2015: World Gold Council
customstoday.com.pk - 1/23/2015 1:03:36 PM
According to the World Gold Council (WGC), the Grand Bazaar may ... gold reforms that helped bring out “stocks under the pillow”, to reduce imports and curb smuggling. The country, adds the report, has been successful in bringing out the household ...
Obama on Russia: 'Large countries don't bully'
News 4 Jax - 1/25/2015 5:47:34 PM
We have a profound interest, as I believe every country does, in promoting a core principle ... and while their share is steadily decreasing, Russian military imports still amount to three-quarters of India's stockpile. With U.S.-Russia relations worsening ...
Militant attack plunges Pakistan into darkness – 80 percent of the country hit by power outage
Kuwait Times - 1/25/2015 9:43:47 PM
It came as a fuel crisis grips the country, forcing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to cancel his trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos ... last week when Pakistan State Oil was forced to slash imports because banks refused to extend any more credit ...
Agriculture in ill repair as fertile lands snapped by industry
Today's Zaman - 1/25/2015 4:11:31 AM
Turkey is today rapidly becoming more dependent on imports as its arable lands are being devoted to industrial investments and construction projects. Turkey is the leading country in Europe in terms of agricultural output, ranking seventh in the world.
Exclusive: India asks refiners to cut Iran oil imports ahead of Obama visit - sources
Reuters - 1/22/2015 10:13:00 AM
"India is encouraging its companies to cut back on imports because the U.S. demand has been that countries taking Iranian oil should ... Iran and six major world powers are due to meet next month to narrow differences over Tehran's nuclear program after ...
Turkey’s gold imports down, but bullion still ‘key’ to the local economy — WGC
Mining - 1/21/2015 11:57:23 PM
Gold demand from Turkey — the fourth largest consumer of the precious metal according to the World Gold Council (WGC ... out "stocks under the pillow", to reduce imports and curb smuggling. The country, adds the report, has been successful in bringing ...
Study Suggests Country-of-Origin Labeling Has Not Hurt U.S. Meat Imports
Food Safety News - 1/24/2015 7:54:37 AM
Mandatory country-of-origin labeling ... Decreased demand for cattle imports may been caused by “turbulent economic times” rather than the implementation of COOL, Taylor suggested. Last fall, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled against the ...
Real World Economics: Swiss took least bad option on their franc
TwinCities Pioneer Press - 1/25/2015 11:56:48 AM
In 2013, Swiss exports equaled 72 percent of the country's GDP and imports about 60 percent ... in 2008 as the financial crisis engulfed the EU along with the rest of the world. In times of turmoil, owners of money invariably seek safety.
Ecuadorian shrimp imports to Brazilian market under analysis
FIS - 1/22/2015 9:54:30 PM
The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture (MPA), Helder Barbalho received this week government officials from Ecuador to discuss issues related to shrimp imports from that country and bilateral technical cooperation. Ecuador’s ambassador, Horacio Sevilla ...
Study suggests COOL didn't contribute to lower live cattle imports to U.S.
Farm Futures - 1/23/2015 6:58:32 AM
The two countries say it violates World Trade Organization regulations ... nor has it negatively impacted slaughter cattle imports. It used publicly reported data to complete the analysis. "The price basis is lower in the six years since implementation ...
Mena energy subsidies fall by $60bn
The National - 1/25/2015 7:20:37 PM
Qatar, the world’s biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas, last year raised the price of diesel by 50 per cent. Kuwait, the only Gulf country expected to post ... so they would be competitive with imports and also to be able to do more exports and ...
Farm and Food: Kicking around country of origin labeling
Lincoln Journal Star - 1/23/2015 6:58:32 AM
Country of origin labeling, or COOL ... U.S. court decisions carry no weight with the World Trade Organization, the final arbiter on global trade disputes. It has repeatedly ruled against America’s COOL. A new study on the impacts of labeling on the ...
Iran World Trade Center Organizing Trade Trips To US
Eurasia Review - 1/21/2015 4:59:13 AM
If the government resumes support, Iran World Trade Center will expedite implementing such programs.” According to Iran Custom Administration, over 90 percent of Iran’s exports are destined to eastern countries and over 75 percent of Iran’s imports ...
Biosimilars Present Opportunity, Challenge For Developing Countries, UNCTAD Group Says
ip-watch.org - 1/22/2015 11:56:12 PM
UNCTAD has developed an interest in local production of drugs in developing countries since 2005, he said, and in 2008, UNCTAD was named as a stakeholder in the World Health Organization ... for the population, reduce imports, increase its technological ...