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
US trade deficit rose to $39.1 billion in January
Keloland - 3/7/2014 7:51:08 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit widened slightly in January as a rise in imports of oil and other foreign goods offset a solid increase in exports. The trade deficit increased to $39.1 billion, up 0.3 percent from December's revised $ ...
Turkey's animal feed imports total $3 bln in 2013
Today's Zaman - 3/5/2014 11:59:52 PM
Karakuş said animal feed imports have increased by 5-10 percent every year ... Currently, Turkey ranks first in the European Union and is the seventh-largest country in the world in terms of its agricultural production capacity. Speaking at the opening ...
China soy imports to rise further as harvest falls
Agrimoney - 3/7/2014 11:18:43 AM
Profit from soybeans negative' Indeed, this year's Chinese soybean harvest will fall by 200,000 tonnes to 12.0m tonnes, the lowest since 1992, thanks to "obstacles to expansion, such as low profits, yield limitations, lucrative alternatives and recently ...
Slackening gold curbs likely to slow down silver imports to India
Resource Investor - 3/4/2014 3:39:59 PM
India accounts for more than one-fifth of the world silver consumption. The country’s Silver imports nearly tripled to 5,478 tonnes during 2013. The tighter restraints on gold imports had diverted some traditional gold investors to Silver. Societe ...
World’s Biggest Arms Importer, India Wants to Buy Local
New York Times - 3/7/2014 12:48:47 AM
NEW DELHI — Of the 30 countries that attended a defense exposition last month to sell weapons to India, the world’s largest arms importer, only the Russians had the chutzpah to dress up their tanks and guns with women in tightfitting camouflage.
Zimbabwe hindered by unattractive policies
Zimbabwe Independent - 3/7/2014 7:29:39 AM
The country needs transparent and attractive policies to avoid rent seeking behaviour in industry, World Bank African region trade practice leader Paul Brenton said. “The country should focus on putting right incentives in terms of taxes and ...
China Seeks Its Own GMO-Food Path
Wall Street Journal - 3/7/2014 1:46:03 AM
China has long faced unfavorable food math: It feeds a fifth of the world’s population on a seventh of its available land—and not the world’s most fertile, Beijing often complains. So the question in global agriculture markets has often ...
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 ...
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 ...
Over half the world's population could rely on food imports by 2050 – study
theguardian.com - 5/6/2013 11:54:08 PM
This equates to 16% of the world's population depending on food imported from other countries. The countries with the most reliance on imports were found in North Africa, the Middle East and Central America, with over half the population depending on ...
Canadian seafood imports targeted by U.S. environmental group
CBC - 1/8/2014 12:53:09 AM
A prominent U.S. environmental group is targeting seafood imports from countries that don't follow American fishing ... and our communities suffer because our prices are not up." If the rest of the world isn't required to meet similar requirements ...
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 ...
World's Fattest Countries
Forbes - 2/6/2007 11:53:29 PM
No matter how you tip the scales ... Elsewhere, developing countries are dealing with what many experts call a nutrition transition–economies that are used to dealing primarily with undernutrition must now fight obesity.
U.S. trade deficit widens despite rise in exports
Opelousas Daily World - 3/7/2014 10:28:37 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. trade deficit widened slightly in January as a rise in imports of oil and other foreign goods offset a solid increase in exports. The trade deficit increased to $39.1 billion, up 0.3% from December's revised $39 billion deficit ...
US urges countries to reduce Iran oil imports
Firstpost - 1/11/2012 11:59:05 PM
Washington: The United States has said it is encouraging countries to diversify away from Iranian oil. Notably, India and China are among the major consumers of Iranian oil. "We're certainly telling all of our partners around the world that we want to see ...