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
POLITICO's guide to the Trans-Pacific Partnership countries
Politico - 7/26/2015 6:12:07 AM
It is the most populous country in the TPP with more than 316 million people. Japan — World’s third-largest economy at $ ... which began in earnest in March 2010. Japanese import barriers in key agricultural sectors such as rice, dairy, beef, pork ...
A Major Supplier of U.S. Seafood Is Among the Worst Countries for Modern Slavery
Yahoo News - 7/27/2015 8:08:27 PM
“While forced labor exists throughout the world, nowhere is the problem more pronounced ... which would likely result in an increase in seafood imports from the country. Human rights abuses are chief among concerns related to slave labor in the fishing ...
Russia considers ban on imports of cut flowers from The Netherlands
FOX News - 7/27/2015 7:25:30 PM
MOSCOW – Russia says it is considering banning imports of cut flowers from The Netherlands, a move that would aggravate tensions between the two countries already at odds over the downing of flight MH17. National veterinary agency Rosselkhoznadzor said ...
Nigerians Decry Smuggling As Import Prohibition List Gets Elongated
The Guardian - Nigeria - 7/26/2015 3:41:47 AM
To them, import prohibition under any government ... The National President of Association of Nigeria licensed Customs Agent, Prince Olayiwola Shittu said no country in the world has successfully stopped smuggling, adding that all Nigerians, including ...
Nigeria: 2 refineries reopen, fuel imports to drop
Ghana Web - 7/27/2015 1:06:07 PM
The Federal Government said it would soon reduce its import of refined petroleum products as two of ... 30 million litres of refined products currently being imported into the country. According to him, the resumption of production by the refiner ...
American businesses need the Export-Import Bank
CNBC - 7/27/2015 2:46:20 PM
Authorization of the Export-Import Bank, a small government agency ... Today, China is home to several of the 85 agencies around the world that are fighting for sales and export-backed jobs for their countries – just like Ex-Im. America's rivals almost ...
Unsated By Crude Glut, Asian Oil Buyers Size Up Iran’s Barrels
Bloomberg - 7/28/2015 9:51:39 AM
Six world powers and Iran reached an agreement ... The measures forced buyers such as South Korea to reduce Iran oil imports from 2011 levels by almost half. To help replace supplies, the North Asian country bought oil from Mexico for the first time ...
Nickel bucks trend of slower Chinese metal imports
interaksyon.com - 7/24/2015 11:07:59 AM
LONDON - China's pull on refined metal from the rest of the world was much ... And although tin imports were up almost 20 percent year-on-year at 4,400 tonnes, that's a low figure by historical standards as the country's tin smelters continue to suck ...
Small World -- Blood timber the latest conflict commodity
brandonsun.com - 7/27/2015 11:33:03 AM
In contrast to the diamond experience, imports of conflict timber into France ... This situation is another example of how the “developed world” consumes the resources of poor countries with little regard to the effect on people overseas.
French farmers blockade border roads in protest against cheap imports
theguardian.com - 7/27/2015 5:38:07 PM
Concerns centre on low meat and milk prices, with livestock and dairy farmers saying their slim margins are being eroded by cheap imports and pressure from ... pay more for French milk and meat to help the country’s farmers. But, reflecting a general ...
World & China Auto Tyre Marketplace Canvassed by QYResearch in New Report Recently Published at MarketPublishers.com
Benzinga - 7/24/2015 9:56:24 AM
The study provides an in-depth analysis of the key regional and country auto tyre markets with a focus on China ... It covers exports and imports of auto tyres, alongside demand and supply dynamics. Of the 73 global and Chinese industry players, details ...
World Trade Organization approves Kazakhstan's membership
KX News - 7/27/2015 8:51:24 PM
BERLIN (AP) - Kazakhstan is set to become the 162nd member of the World Trade Organization after the Geneva-based body formally approved the country's membership Monday ... amendment reviving the federal Export-Import Bank provoked a heated clash on ...
Stocks fall around the world as commodities slump
Forex Street - 7/27/2015 8:41:15 AM
Stock markets fell around the world on Friday and continued to ... has not translated into an increase in these countries’ exports. Total global trade grew only 0.4% yoy by volume in May as imports by the advanced economies rose only 1.1% yoy vs an ...
Qatar: Quagmire surrounding 2022 FIFA World Cup
Construction Week Online - 7/24/2015 11:10:58 PM
World Cup or no World Cup. It’s true that the short- to mid-term future of construction in Qatar looks set to involve tight deadlines, payment delays, and sizeable material imports. The country is also unlikely to appease the world’s press until it ...
In a perfect world oil would be $100 and the loonie 80 cents — too bad that’s never going to happen
Financial Post - 7/27/2015 3:04:49 AM
It is central to many of the world’s great religions and plays an integral part ... in the loonie to a recent low of US78¢ because it makes goods manufactured in the country more attractive on the export market, and turns Canada into a more enticing ...