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 ignores own law to allow imports of Thai fish caught by slaves
bangkokpost.com - 4/22/2015 11:03:44 AM
WASHINGTON — In its first report on trafficking around the world, the US criticised Thailand as a ... many US seafood companies say cutting off all imports from an entire country means they no longer have any power to bring about change.
US 'disappointed' by EU opt-out plan for GMO imports
Yahoo News - 4/22/2015 5:44:36 PM
Washington (AFP) - The United States expressed concern Wednesday about the European Union's plan to allow individual member countries to decide whether to allow imports of controversial ... Investment Partnership, the world's largest free-trade zone.
16 ECOWAS Countries Begin Uniform Tariff Regime For Imports
The Guardian - Nigeria - 4/11/2015 11:34:05 PM
By this development, all imports arriving into the country shall ... This may create a contradiction between the World Trade Organisation (WTO) commitments of individual countries and the requirements of the regional trade integration project essential ...
EU Plan Would Allow Countries to Ban Biotech
PRECISION.AGWIRED.com - 4/23/2015 2:01:31 PM
“The World Trade Organization has ruled against the EU for not operating a timely and science-based approval process, and today’s decision would create new WTO violations by allowing member states to restrict these imports based on something as trivial ...
US lets in Thai fish caught by slaves despite law
Kokomo Tribune - 4/22/2015 7:36:09 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In its first report on trafficking around the world, the U.S. criticized Thailand as ... many U.S. seafood companies say cutting off all imports from an entire country means they no longer have any power to bring about change.
2015 Imports/Exports Report
Furniture Today - 4/23/2015 1:32:53 PM
U.S. furniture imports rose 8% last year ... Once again, China accounted for more than half the world total, confirming its ongoing importance as a source country for the U.S. market, despite rising labor costs that some say put it closer to Mexico ...
Balance of trade: Oil price fall helps imports; exports remain disappointing
The Express Tribune - 4/22/2015 9:05:02 PM
According to the assessment of Ministry of Commerce, Pakistani exporters are fast losing their competitive edge in the world market due ... mobile phone imports inched up by 13% to $539.5 million. The country also remained a net importer of the food ...
China’s coal imports fall by 43 percent
worldfinance.com - 4/13/2015 11:00:06 AM
China’s coal imports amounted to 49.07 million during the first three ... Beijing is also implementing a number of policies to make the country less energy-dependent; such as limiting the number of fuel intensive projects in badly polluted areas.
Fighting the secret plot to make the world richer
The Economist online - 4/23/2015 2:58:47 PM
These 12 countries together account for 40% of world GDP and one-third of trade (see chart 1 ... friendly than Democratic voters or the country as a whole. Many fret that imports from low-cost countries such as Vietnam will hurt American workers in ...
World Higher Education Services Industry
Financial Content - 4/22/2015 12:36:48 PM
GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-38 Table 4: World Recent Past ... III-7 Table 10: The US Imports of Education Services (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown by Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8 Service Launches/Introductions III-8 Strategic ...
Japan's nuclear restart OK'd by court
WSBT 22 - 4/22/2015 7:50:28 AM
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pushed for a return to nuclear energy, arguing it is essential to the country's economic recovery to reduce the skyrocketing utility bills associated with energy imports ... according to the "world's strictest ...
Shifts in one country's farm policy can impact globe
asia.nikkei.com - 4/22/2015 2:02:42 PM
In an interconnected world, what looks like a relatively minor change in one ... meter of water to produce 1kg of grain in China, compared with a yield of 1.2kg to 1.4kg in developed countries. The rapid-fire announcements by the ministry signal the ...
China's coal imports fall nearly half in 12 months as anti-pollution drive bites
theguardian.com - 4/13/2015 4:04:55 AM
Imports by the world’s biggest coal consumer reached 49.07m tonnes in ... efforts to prop up domestic prices and reduce oversupply on the market. However, the country’s energy regulator acknowledged in a policy document last month that foreign coal ...
World’s Biggest Tin Exporter Cuts Output After Price Rout
Bloomberg - 4/22/2015 1:34:04 PM
The largest tin producer in Indonesia, the world’s top exporter ... State-owned Timah is based in Pangkalpinang, Bangka Belitung, the country’s main mining area for the metal. PT Refined Bangka Tin, the country’s biggest private tin smelter, may ...
Chinese soybean imports set to soar
The Western Producter - 4/23/2015 9:03:51 PM
BEIJING, China (Reuters) — China’s monthly imports of soybeans ... demand could increase the country’s soybean stocks by as much as 3.5 million tonnes by the end of July, said Guo. A slow breeding recovery in the world’s largest pork consumer ...