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
Gold Imports by India May Surge as Festival Lures Shoppers
Bloomberg - 5/13/2013 10:31:16 AM
coins and bars during the country’s biggest bullion festival, a jewelers’ group said. Inbound shipments may jump 47 percent to 225 metric tons in the three months through June from 153 tons a year earlier, said Haresh Soni, chairman of the ...
Over half the world's population could rely on food imports by 2050 – study
The Guardian - 5/6/2013 11:54:08 PM
Which countries are capable of food self-sufficiency? A new series of maps shows which countries could feed their entire population, and which countries are limited by lack of land or water. Marianela Fader from the Potsdam Institute for Climate ...
World wheat trade nearly unchanged
CattleNetwork.com - 5/14/2013 7:55:35 PM
However, the structure of imports and exports by country is expected to shift substantially. The largest decline in wheat imports in 2013/14 is projected for Iran, down 4.0 million tons to 1.0 million, given expectations of near-record ...
Study Projects Over Half of World's Population Could Rely on Food Imports by 2050
Inhabitat - 5/8/2013 4:49:26 PM
About 16 percent of the world’s population is already unable to supply enough food themselves domestically. The countries that currently rely most on other nations lie in North Africa, Central America, and the Middle East. “Today, 66 countries are not ...
Cooking Oil Imports by India Slump on Stockpiles, Low Demand
Businessweek - 5/14/2013 3:30:44 PM
Cooking oil imports by India, the world’s second-biggest buyer ... “We can see a pickup in demand in August” when the festival season begins in the country, he said. Vegetable oil purchases in the six months to April rose 12 percent ...
Coal imports hit record high on slow domestic output
MoneyControl.com - 5/9/2013 6:39:47 AM
India's coal imports rose by nearly ... the data showed. Australia and South Africa accounted for the bulk of the remainder. Global coal prices have been under pressure since last year on weak Chinese demand growth coupled with healthy supply increments ...
RBI puts restrictions on gold imports by banks to moderate demand
in.com - 5/13/2013 10:02:38 AM
Mumbai: With gold imports putting pressure on the current account deficit, the Reserve Bank on Monday imposed restrictions on import of the yellow metal by banks. "To moderate the demand for gold for domestic use, it has been decided to restrict the import ...
Coal imports hit record high on slow: Sources
Economic Times - 5/8/2013 10:44:22 AM
NEW DELHI: Country's coal imports rose by nearly a third to a record 135 million tonnes in the last fiscal year, data from government sources showed, and are set to grow further as the world's third-biggest producer struggles to raise domestic ...
Natural Rubber Imports by India Seen Falling as Car Sales Shrink
Businessweek - 5/10/2013 4:22:36 AM
The shortfall will be met from stockpiles and duty-free imports by some users, she said. Indian consumers, who are allowed to import some quantity without any import tax, bought 112,513 tons duty-free last year. The country buys rubber mainly ...
Oil holds above $104, helped by higher China imports
MoneyControl.com - 5/8/2013 9:18:28 AM
"The Chinese (crude imports) data is not a game changer ... At the same time, the EIA sees supplies from countries outside the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries growing by 1.11 million bpd in 2013 and by a further 1.77 million next year.
RPT-India coal imports hit record high on slow domestic output-sources
Reuters - 5/8/2013 9:42:55 PM
A drop in global coal prices, however, softened the impact of the surging imports on India's finances, with the country forking out about $15.5 billion for the commodity in the year ended March 31, a less than 1 percent rise from the previous ...
South Korea Reduces Crude Imports From Iran by Half in April
Bloomberg - 5/15/2013 1:17:43 AM
South Korea halted imports of Iranian crude in August and September after the start of a European Union ban on insurance coverage for tankers carrying oil from the Persian Gulf nation. The injunction was a part of sanctions by Western countries ...
Reserve Bank of India puts restrictions on gold imports by banks
Indian Express - 5/13/2013 12:11:29 PM
Due to high gold imports, the country's trade deficit in April widened to USD 17.8 billion year on year. Higher trade deficit in turn puts pressure on CAD, which has been described as the biggest risk to the Indian economy by the RBI. The CAD, which is ...