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
Paying the price: Gulf eyes Iranian gas as Pakistan delays imports
The Express Tribune - 8/31/2014 10:29:16 PM
In June, Kuwait became the second country in the Gulf that announced its ... to ship gas to European nations that were interested in imports. If the programme is agreed and the US and other world powers reach some arrangement with Iran, Pakistan’s ...
WTO Panel Rules Against Argentinian Restrictions On Imports
Realtime Business News - 8/22/2014 5:17:49 PM
An independent panel at the World Trade Organization (WTO ... The measures included requirements that all imports into the country are balanced by exports and accompanied by investments into the country. They also imposed restrictions on the volume ...
Gold Refiner Predicts Import Curbs by India Will Endure
Bloomberg - 8/21/2014 2:09:55 AM
Controls on gold imports by India will probably be permanent as the world’s largest consumer after China seeks to sustain a reduction in the current account deficit, according to the country’s biggest refiner. The government may keep a rule that ...
China's corn consumers hit hard by tough import stance: Maguire
Reuters - 8/22/2014 8:16:47 PM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - China's tough stance on GMO-tainted U.S. corn imports is starting to bite the country's consumers of corn in the wallet, with cash and nearby futures prices both scaling record highs in recent days. China is the world's second largest ...
The Financial Missiles of the IMF that made sovereign countries indebted..
Lankaweb - 8/31/2014 5:04:10 AM
Sri Lanka borrowed money and spent in on unnecessary imports, foreign travel and extravaganza- all as dictated by the IMF. The current situation of Third World countries is that all are indebted and have to adhere to open their economies further and ...
Food imports by Gulf countries to touch USD53bn in 2020
Zawya - 8/6/2014 7:14:02 AM
Muscat - The value of food imports by Gulf Cooperation Council ... 50 per cent of its imported food products to other GCC countries, Russia, India, Pakistan and East Africa. One of the world's biggest re-exporters of goods such as coffee, tea, sugar ...
World's Fattest Countries
Forbes - 2/6/2007 11:53:29 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 ...
India's trade: full list of exports, imports and partner countries
theguardian.com - 2/23/2013 3:51:02 AM
David Cameron has strongly expressed his want for a 'special relationship' with India and with the largest trade delegation ever to accompany a British prime minister to any country in the world ... $794 in 2012 - both exports and imports have trebled ...
Russia's Imports from Countries that Imposed Sanctions
RIA Novosti - 8/6/2014 10:23:08 PM
MOSCOW, August 7 (RIA Novosti) - Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Wednesday, banning for a year imports of agricultural and food products from countries that imposed sanctions on Russia. The government is expected to announce the complete ...
India Outpacing China’s Oil Demand
The Wall Street Journal - 9/1/2014 6:00:15 AM
India’s oil demand has grown faster than China’s so far this year, highlighting slowing energy demand in the world’s most populous country and fueling expectations ... with a large portion of its imports this year going into strategic stockpiling ...
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 ...
Turkey leads world scrap metal imports by far
Today's Zaman - 7/6/2014 7:15:00 AM
Turkey imported 21 percent of the total scrap metal in the world in 2012 ... This indicates that developing countries experience a serious problem of productivity. Germany and Italy were able to reduce their scrap imports remarkably over the years.
Gold hungry Indians boost imports in UAE
Mineweb - 9/1/2014 7:40:28 AM
Among the most popular imports into the UAE in the first three months of the year, were gold and diamonds. The country’s consumers bought about ... of the Federal Customs Authority (FCA) showed. A World Gold Council report has also alluded to this.
Chinese palm oil imports to remain low despite resumed bank lending
Business Recorder - 8/28/2014 1:00:10 PM
BEIJING: China's imports of palm oil will remain below average as tight bank lending squeezes buyers' cash flow and, despite some relief on that front this week, the country's top importers say they will cut shipments in coming months. China is the world's ...
Food imports ban backfires on Russia's economy
Deutsche Welle - 8/29/2014 2:10:34 PM
Imports of the products that have been blacklisted were worth $25 billion, Capital Economics estimated. Russia might try to find alternative suppliers in countries whose goods ... 75th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II. This comes at a time ...