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
Poultry imports from three countries banned
Gulf News - 11/20/2014 3:52:34 PM
It is based on reports from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE ... However, heat-treated bird meat imports from the three countries were exempted from the new import rule The ban was imposed as part of the ministry’s strategic goal of ...
RBI cautious on response to gold import surge
Reuters - 11/21/2014 7:47:36 PM
India, the world's second-largest gold consumer over the past year, is wrestling with its response to a fourfold jump in gold imports in October. That spike raised fresh concerns over the strain to the country's balance of payments. A senior finance ...
China October sugar imports drop 41 per cent on year: Customs
Economic Times - 11/21/2014 12:38:06 PM
The world's No. 2 sugar consumer ... sugar owing to a record crop in the country opened up attractive opportunities for Chinese importers, boosting October arrivals, said Zhan Xiao, analyst at Xinhu Futures. Imports will remain strong to the end of the ...
Government may reimpose curbs to check gold imports
The Economic Times - 11/19/2014 5:09:30 AM
As much as 90 per cent of country's gold supply is met from imports and the rest through recycling and other ... Nemichand Bamalwa & Sons. The World Gold Council has pegged smuggling at 200 tonnes this year. Jewellers say that if imports by star and ...
Arab countries take a new direction for national food security
Eurek Alert - 11/19/2014 2:42:10 PM
The region is heavily dependent on food imports given its severely scarce natural resources ... is the global agricultural research center working with countries in the world's dry areas, supporting them for the sustainable productivity of their ...
Granite Imports Supply Granite Slabs for Kitchen Remodeling of 25-Year-Old Columbine Country Club Townhome
PR.com - 11/20/2014 7:24:20 AM
denver, CO, November 20, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Colorado-based granite distributor Granite Imports recently supplied the granite slabs for the kitchen remodeling of a 25-year-old home located in the Columbine Country ... around the world, giving them access ...
India To Take Imminent Steps To Curb Gold Imports: Source
International Business Times - 11/18/2014 1:50:16 AM
Gold imports into India, the world's No. 2 gold consumer behind China ... Last Thursday, officials from the Reserve Bank of India and the finance ministry met to review the country's gold import policy, but no decision was taken.
Bird imports from UK, Netherlands, Germany banned
KhaleejTimes - 11/20/2014 3:59:43 PM
It is based on reports from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE ... However, heat-treated bird meat imports from the three countries are exempted from the new import rule.
India may adopt new measures to curb gold imports
Channel News Asia - 11/18/2014 6:25:16 PM
NEW DELHI: Leading gold buyer India may clamp fresh controls soon on soaring imports of the precious metal that have widened the country's trade deficit ... population is estimated to have one of the world's biggest private gold hoards of up to 20,000 ...
China’s crude oil imports touch record highs, supporting tankers
Market Realist - 11/19/2014 11:21:44 AM
Apparent demand varies from country to country. In China, apparent demand is defined as refinery output plus net product imports, adjusted for fuel oil ... barrels to its inventories in September. The world oil market scenario is difficult to interpret ...
Venezuela, with world's largest reserves, imports oil
USA Today - 11/2/2014 5:11:11 PM
CARACAS, Venezuela — For the first time in its 100-year history of oil production, Venezuela is importing crude — a new embarrassment for the country with the world's largest oil ... hasn't commented publicly on the imports. Calls to PDVSA seeking ...
Russia blocks agricultural imports from Western countries in response to sanctions
FOX News - 8/6/2014 11:56:11 PM
Russia ... imports of meat, fish, milk and milk products and fruit and vegetables from the United States, the European Union, Australia, Canada and Norway. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced the import ban on orders from the country's ...
World's Fattest Countries
Forbes - 2/7/2007 11:59:27 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 significant change ...
China’s Gold Imports Jump as Country May Become Biggest User
Businessweek - 5/8/2012 4:06:52 AM
Mainland China’s gold imports from Hong Kong surged more than sixfold in the first quarter, adding to signs that the country may displace India as the world’s largest consumer of the precious metal on an annual basis. Imports from Hong Kong were ...
Top Oil Imports by Country: Where the U.S. Gets Its Oil
Think Advisor - 2/27/2011 11:56:50 PM
As world oil prices gyrate in rhythm with the unrest sweeping Middle Eastern/North African (MENA) countries (and prices rise on investment ... about a direct effect on the availability of oil from Libya can rest easy. While the U.S. Dept.