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
Speech by Albania Country Manager on Business Climate and Investment Attractiveness
The World Bank - 5/24/2016 4:33:27 PM
Albania has seen transformational change in the past two decades – moving from a low income to an upper middle income country, with absolute poverty ... $1.2 billion over a four year period. It is the World Bank Group’s mandate to eliminate poverty ...
The Other Opioid Crisis: People in Poor Countries Can't Get the Pain Meds They Need
Alter Net - 5/20/2016 8:20:06 PM
There are two opioid crises in the world today. One is the epidemic of abuse ... low estimates” to encourage them to increase their imports. And in 2010, the INCB agreed that countries with few doctors should allow nurses to prescribe morphine, a ...
Clinton tried to push fracking on foreign countries, new emails reveal
RT - 5/24/2016 10:17:03 PM
Other European countries, such as Germany, have very strict regulations on the practice. Fracking also has strategic implications in Europe, with US and EU officials citing concerns over dependence on oil imports from Russia, which amount to a quarter of ...
Americans are increasingly addicted to opioids. People in poor countries die in agony without them
The Economist online - 5/24/2016 1:55:58 PM
The rest of the world would probably have seen the same progression ... To try to stop leakage onto the black market, the INCB requires countries wishing to import opioid painkillers to provide estimates of the quantity they expect to use in the coming ...
China supersedes the US in food and beverage imports
FreshPlaza - 5/24/2016 12:44:23 PM
The United States, which ranked second, is one of the largest importers of food and beverages in the world ... on food and beverage imports and the clear growth of its middle class, which currently represent more than 82% of the country's households.
COLUMN-China's nickel imports still flattering to deceive: Andy Home
Reuters - 5/24/2016 11:25:39 AM
Russia's Norilsk Nickel is one of the world's largest producers of the metal so has always accounted for some of China's imports needs in the past. But the amount of Russian metal entering the country has grown from around 45 percent of total imports in ...
China’s rising interest in the Arab world could bring opportunities
Gulf News - 5/20/2016 4:20:54 AM
This disarray was due in large part to the fact that China remained an impoverished and agricultural country in the Third World, despite its possession ... of influence of those powers. Today, China imports two thirds of its oil from the Middle East ...
The 10 most important things in the world right now
The Business Insider - 5/24/2016 1:31:31 AM
Republican presidential hopeful Trump said that he would restrict Chinese imports with a 45% tariff ... narrowly avoiding becoming the first country in the EU to vote in a far-right candidate as head of state. 6. One of the Baltimore, Maryland police ...
New rules to boost Chinese imports: Nomura
Sydney Morning Herald - 5/24/2016 3:47:31 AM
Recent measures by Beijing to curb overseas shopping by Chinese tourists could end up boosting imports into the country through regular channels. Chinese tourists have remained the highest spending group in the world for three years in a row, spending ...
Haiti poultry industry still feels pain of US imports
The Tennessean - 5/21/2016 9:30:30 PM
Haiti struck an agreement with the IMF and World Bank in 1995 ... While egg production has done well, chicken production remains stifled amid import competition, said Dave Fairman, country director of Haiti Broilers. “The disposable income is low ...
Buoyed by U.S. firms, Vietnam emerges as an Asian manufacturing powerhouse
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 5/22/2016 4:04:12 AM
An economic-impact study from the World Bank in January said Vietnam ... and accelerate a manufacturing boom inside the country that is already underway. From 2013 to 2015, U.S. footwear imports from Vietnam rose by almost 50 percent, growing from $2.9 ...
Nicolás Maduro seems determined to cling to power by any means.
worldpoliticsjournal.com - 5/23/2016 5:39:04 PM
Spiralling violence has made Venezuela one of the world’s deadliest countries. Caracas ... selling foreign assets at a discount and restricting imports, which is only worsening existing shortages. However, a deep recession and sustained low oil prices ...
Mekong region could rely on 100% clean energy by 2050: WWF
THE NATION - 5/25/2016 12:54:32 AM
THAILAND AND countries in the Mekong region should be able to rely 100 per cent on renewable energy by 2050 and escape the severe impacts of climate change, a World Wildlife Fund ... by reducing the reliance on fuel imports. Jean-Philippe Denruyter ...
World Veterinary Day celebrated
nyoooz.com - 5/23/2016 5:24:45 PM
Summary: He was presiding over a programme organised to mark the World Veterinary Day ... in Punjab so that the state does not have to import high genetic materials like embryo and semen from other countries. The theme of this year is, “Continuing ...
China Is Pivoting Away From Imports, Not Just Rebalancing Away From Exports
Council on Foreign Relations - 5/24/2016 8:44:00 PM
For China, more than most countries, it makes sense to break manufactured imports down further ... and it is part of the “China shock” to world trade over the last ten years. Bottom: China’s recent pattern of import substitution—of components ...