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
Countries Requiring The Least Paperwork To Import Goods
worldatlas.com - 8/23/2016 4:11:26 PM
Several nations with world-leading economies require 3 or fewer documents to import goods into their countries' borders. New technologies help minimize import paperwork and make trade processes more efficient in developed countries. Import and export trade ...
As Japan and South Korea import less LNG, other Asian countries begin to import more
eia.gov - 8/24/2016 12:06:52 PM
Japan, South Korea, and China are the three largest importers of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the world, accounting for more than half of global LNG imports in 2015. Combined LNG imports in these countries averaged 18.2 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d ...
Countries by Imports
vividmaps.com - 8/22/2016 5:35:32 AM
An import in the receiving country is an export from the sending country ... Looking for any product around the world to import and sell. 2. Looking for foreign sourcing to get their products at the cheapest price. 3. Using foreign sourcing as part ...
Japan imports less LNG in July
lngworldnews.com - 8/22/2016 11:54:55 AM
Imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by world’s largest consumer of the chilled fuel ... imports from Middle East dropped 25.8 percent to 1.27 million mt in July. The country’s coal imports for power generation also dropped 14.4 percent to 9.31 ...
Biological invasions threaten developing countries
Science Codex - 8/24/2016 12:32:31 AM
Invasions from alien species such as Japanese Knotweed and grey squirrels threaten the economies and livelihoods of residents of some of the world's poorest nations ... Increasing globalization, especially imports of pets and plants, has have caused ...
Wheat import: Food ministry waits for input on duty increase proposal
The Express Tribune - 8/22/2016 10:53:29 PM
“Therefore, it is seeking to push up the regulatory duty on imports by a further 20% to shield the local produce,” the ministry official added. Under the World Trade Organization (WTO) regime, a country cannot ban the import of any commodity and ...
The Largest Source Of Imports By Country
brilliantmaps.com - 3/18/2015 11:55:23 PM
However, a closer look shows that’s it the largest source of imports for Nepal ... as well as an important source of imports for many countries around the world.
Rise in import of cheap electronics in Uganda could hamper economy
cctv-africa.com - 8/23/2016 9:01:56 AM
Uganda is trying to catch up with the rest of the world by fast-tracking technological innovation in the country. However, the downside is experts are warning that the rise in imports of cheap electronics is costing both the economy and the environment.
China Oil Giants Unmoved by Bull Rally After Worst-Ever Earnings
Bloomberg - 8/24/2016 3:05:49 PM
High production costs, aging fields and low prices have resulted in a decline in China’s domestic crude output, helping drive imports by the world’s second-biggest consumer to a record. The country’s crude production in July tumbled to the lowest ...
Invasive species aren’t just a ‘first world’ problem
Futurity - 8/24/2016 4:07:16 AM
“Developed and developing countries—especially the latter ... the last remaining biodiversity strongholds in the world’s most fragile economies. Increasing globalization—especially imports of pets and plants—has caused many of the biological ...
EU clothing imports from China continue to plunge
knitting Industry - 8/24/2016 11:23:55 AM
As well as the benefit of cheaper labour, a number of exporting countries in South-East Asia—and South Asia—benefit from preferential trade agreements with the EU and the USA, the world’s two biggest import markets, whereas China does not.
How African countries can break the cycle of debt dependency
mgafrica.com - 8/24/2016 1:25:36 PM
75% of the world’s ten poorest countries are in sub-Saharan Africa although the continent ... This partly occurs when investors are allowed duty-free imports on capital equipment. The immediate effect is that it denies governments much needed tax revenue ...
Syria Becomes World War Powderkeg As China Joins Russian Alliance With Assad
mintpressnews.com - 8/20/2016 10:31:24 AM
Director Guan, speaking with Xinhua, noted historical ties between the two countries and highlighted the positive role China has played in seeking a resolution to the fighting in Syria. China depends on the Middle East for oil imports, but in the past has ...
Multipolar World Order: Economics Vs. Politics
zerohedge.com - 8/21/2016 9:47:15 AM
International tensions have in recent years often led to conflicts between nations, leaving countries to face complicated choices. The world is under constant change ... Iranian state in terms of profits from imports and exports, especially in the area ...
5 things you need to know about the world's fastest growing smartphone market
Mashable - 8/24/2016 9:15:04 AM
The world’s fastest growing smartphone market has over 60 phone companies fighting with each other for the attention of country’s 1.3 billion people ... Apple's plans to import refurbished iPhones in India might have hit the wall but the government ...