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
Richest Countries by GDP and the Poorest Country
Suite101.com - 12/8/2013 11:55:40 PM
Source: The Economist, Pocket World in Figures 2009 Edition. It is clear that the top 10 countries by GDP have enormous economies measured in trillions of dollars, with the US being clearly the largest and presumably the richest country.
Asian countries lead in global arms imports, says Swedish peace institute
Deutsche Welle - 3/14/2011 10:03:00 AM
According to SIPRI, India leads the world in arms imports, followed by three other Asian countries. The global arms trade is on the rise India is the world's leading nation when it comes to arms imports by volume, according to the Stockholm International ...
Developing Countries Dominate World Demand for Agricultural Products
thepoultrysite.com - 8/4/2013 11:54:47 PM
As a result, these countries will account for 92 per cent of the total increase in world meat imports, 92 per cent of the increase in total grains and oilseeds imports, and nearly all of the increase in world cotton imports. Factors behind the rapid ...
India's trade: full list of exports, imports and partner countries
theguardian.com - 2/23/2013 3:51:02 AM
India's total merchandise trade has increased over three-fold from $252bn in 2006 to $794 in 2012 - both exports and imports have trebled during this period according to the Export-Import Bank of India ... What can you do with this data?
Carbon cuts by developed countries cancelled out by imported goods
theguardian.com - 4/25/2011 7:14:29 PM
But once the carbon cost of imports have been added to each ... because the rich countries are not held accountable for effectively exporting emissions to the developing world." Environmental campaigners have long argued that global carbon accounting ...
China Soybean Imports Seen by Oil World Jumping 17% Next Season
Bloomberg - 5/21/2013 1:42:13 PM
China’s soybean imports, the world’s largest, may jump 17 percent in the next season as the country rebuilds stockpiles, Oil World said. China may import 68 million metric tons of soybeans in the 2013-14 marketing year that begins Aug. 1 ...
World's Fattest Countries
Forbes - 2/6/2007 11:53:29 PM
On the list of “fattest” countries, eight of the top 10 are in the Pacific region. In the last 50 years this area has established significant economic ties with the U.S. and New Zealand, which caused a surge in Western imports and a ...
Seafood imports from Belize, Cambodia and Guinea Conakry to be rejected
FIS - 12/9/2013 11:54:29 PM
Spain will reject imports of fishery products from Belize, Cambodia and Guinea Conakry with catch certificates validated after 21 December in compliance with the legal measures imposed by the European Commission (EC). The General Secretariat of Fisheries ...
US FDA proposes tough norms for food imports from India, other countries
Firstpost - 8/4/2013 9:21:28 AM
The regulations would require importers, from countries including India, to go through a screening process that ensures that food being imported has been produced in compliance with the processes and procedures required for the US FDA (Food and Drug ...
Russia Suspends Livestock Imports From EU Countries
en.ria.ru - 3/20/2012 11:20:12 PM
Russia imposed on Tuesday a temporary ban on imports of live swine and livestock from all EU countries due to the spread of two deadly animal viruses in Europe. Russia’s veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said that despite the wide spread of the ...
Gold Imports by India May Slump as Purchases Tied to Exports
Bloomberg - 7/23/2013 2:29:11 PM
Gold imports by India, the world’s biggest user last year ... The curbs may cause a shortage of bullion in the domestic market as the country’s average annual exports of gold jewelry are about 70 tons, Bamalwa said. Consumption in India ...
Pharmaceutical firms stuck by poor packaging, imports
Businessday Online - 12/12/2013 12:27:54 AM
Pharmaceutical companies in Nigeria are stifled by poor packaging, consumers’ over -reliance on imports and high production costs, among others, making them unable to compete in the international market, experts say. Products and image are ...
Arab Grain Imports Rising Rapidly
sustainablog.org - 5/2/2012 6:11:30 PM
The Arab countries in the Middle East and North Africa make up only 5 percent of the world’s population, yet they take in more than 20 percent of the world’s grain exports. Imports to the region have jumped from 30 million tons of grain in 1990 to ...
Agri Dep't: PHL in talks with other countries to extend rice imports restriction
GMA Network - 8/31/2013 11:58:33 PM
An Agriculture official on Friday said the Philippines may know by October if the World Trade Organization will grant the country an extension of its quantitative restriction (QR) on rice imports until 2017. “We are hoping to conclude it in October but ...
According to Grant Thornton corporates in the country announced 458 deals in January-November period.
Economic Times - 12/12/2013 9:24:47 AM
Indian manufacturers are significantly more likely to operate multi-nationally than their Chinese & Brazilian counterparts. From IITs, BITS Pilani to IIMs...start-ups by alumni of renowned institutes have taken India by a storm in the past few ...