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
Study: Foreign intervention 100 times more likely in oil rich countries
Examiner - 1/28/2015 2:30:44 PM
The first striking piece of data was that some 90 percent of wars since World War II were civil wars ... the more likely another country is to get involved, and the more oil that a country imports, the more likely they are to get involved.
If Apple were a country…
Financial Times - 1/28/2015 9:11:36 PM
It remains the world’s most valuable ... s GDP without subtracting the imports that represent foreign production. That’s double counting. To get around this problem, remember that the value of all the stuff a country produces ought to equal the amount ...
India to commission 5-mt underground oil storages by October
Economic Times - 1/31/2015 9:55:10 AM
India — the fourth-biggest energy consumer in the world after the US, China and Russia — depends on imports for more than 80% of crude oil it processes for domestic consumption. At present, the country can store crude oil in storage tanks of refiners ...
Regional hegemony unacceptable: $100 billion imports make India world's largest arms buyer: Fatemi
Business Recorder - 1/31/2015 11:45:31 PM
India, with its $100 billion war-related imports, stands the world's single largest purchaser of arms today ... Fatemi said Islamabad was in "consultation" with some of "our friendly countries" and was following the regional developments closely.
Benin bans poultry imports from countries affected by bird flu
Balita - 1/22/2015 1:08:58 AM
through the World Organization for Animal Health, had announced the reappearance of bird flu in northern province of Kano and in the southern regions of Lagos. "Given the numerous cross border transactions between our country and neighbouring Nigeria ...
Egyptian businessmen: Falling ruble impacts tourism, imports
egyptindependent.com - 1/27/2015 3:43:30 PM
Many have blamed Muslims for the escalating waves of violence and extremism in the world. How can the Al-Azhar change ... Russia be made based on an exchange of the currencies of both countries. He explained that if that the barter system is applied ...
Germany boosts onshore wind capacity by record amount in 2014
Yahoo News - 1/29/2015 12:27:51 PM
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's newly installed onshore wind power capacity rose by a record 4,750 megawatts (MW) in 2014, industry groups said on Thursday, marking what is likely to be a peak annual gain as the country gears up for a nuclear-free future.
New Zealand Named Third Freest Economy In The World; Australia Ranked Fourth
International Business Times - 1/29/2015 5:57:08 PM
New Zealand reforms in the 1980s had allowed the economy to be open for imports. The government ... the recent decades had helped strengthen the country’s position as one of the freest economies in the world. The country also has low poverty rates ...
China Welcomes US Apple Imports; Should Boost Apple Growing Industry By 10 Percent
International Business Times - 1/27/2015 1:48:58 PM
Canada and Mexico buy the most Washington apples of any country outside of the U.S., and China was in fourth place when imports were last permitted ... China is currently the world’s largest apple producer.
World Watch: News Digest
Wall Street Journal - 1/28/2015 8:28:39 PM
The measures focus on recapitalizing the banking system, providing state support to auto makers and helping replace imports targeted by sanctions ... the successful implementation of reforms in the country, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said.
Asia outperforms world markets in January
Money Control - 1/30/2015 5:31:29 AM
The MSCI Asia-Pacific Index has risen almost 2 percent so far this year, ahead of the MSCI World Index, which is down around ... of oil – which accounts for 35 percent of the country's total imports – and easier monetary conditions after the Reserve ...
World View: ISIS-Linked Terrorists Kill Dozens in Egypt’s Northern Sinai
Breitbart News - 1/30/2015 2:49:50 PM
and of course the Nazis invaded both countries during World War II. Almost 13% of Greek imports came from Russia in 2013, according to the IMF. CNBC and CNN Last week, ethnic Russians in east Ukraine, backed by heavy weapons and possibly thousands of ...
Norway Detects Country’s First Case of ‘Mad Cow Disease’
Food Safety News - 1/29/2015 11:55:03 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced plans to ease regulations on beef imports in regard to BSE ... according to international standards set by the World Organization for Animal Health. The most recent case of BSE in the U.S. occurred ...
Why plunging oil prices are both good news and bad news for the Jordanian economy
Al Bawaba - 2/1/2015 7:52:17 AM
MENA countries receive 43 per ... by an 18.7 per cent rise in energy imports during the first eight months of 2014 due to the disruption of cheap Egyptian gas. Given the recent sharp drop in oil prices, the World Bank projects that the growth rate of ...
Is devaluation working?
Jamaica Gleaner - 2/1/2015 5:00:29 AM
Jamaica also buys and sells services to the rest of the world. These exports and imports must be included in total exports ... On the income account, flows into the country fell by US$14.1 million, while flows out of the country fell by US$113.5 million ...