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
Seafood study: Up to 32 percent imported to U.S. is caught illegally
Washington Post - 4/20/2014 6:54:47 PM
then frozen again for the trip back to Russia or elsewhere in the world, including the United States. Most wild-caught imports to the United States come from 10 countries: China, Thailand, Indonesia, Ecuador, Canada, Vietnam, the Philippines, India ...
Nigeria's balance of trade drops by 30.6%, as non-oil export declines in Q3 2013
World Stage - 4/20/2014 6:18:59 PM
The second greatest source of imports was the United States, followed by the United Kingdom, Belgium and Netherlands, with N188.6 billion, N120.8 billion, N104.2 billion and N101.0 billion respectively, imported to Nigeria from each country within the ...
China allows gold imports via Beijing: sources
Business Recorder - 4/20/2014 7:37:43 PM
SINGAPORE: China has begun allowing gold imports through its capital Beijing, sources familiar with the matter said, in a move that would help keep purchases by the world's top bullion ... banks store gold across the country, was not immediately available ...
Cocoa Imports By Indonesia Rising On Chocolate Demand
Live Trading News - 4/16/2014 4:11:54 AM
Cocoa purchases by Indonesia, the world’s 3rd biggest grower, will probably increase 4X to a record this year as the government plans to scrap an import tax, according to the country’s grinders association Wednesday. Shipments may reach 120,000 metric ...
EU gas imports from Russia could drop a quarter by 2020
Thomson Reuters - 4/9/2014 11:08:13 AM
Poland also has plans to use more of its large domestic lignite coal reserves. Other countries in the Baltic region are also planning to begin LNG imports soon. Finland and Estonia, who both import all their gas needs from Russia, signed an agreement in ...
New Data Shows Continuing Decline in World Olive Oil Imports
Olive Oil Times - 4/13/2014 11:56:34 PM
A worrying fall in world trade in olive oil and olive pomace oil continues ... months of the crop year showed intra-EU acquisitions dropped 8 percent and imports from non-EU countries 3 percent, the IOC said.
China Is Looking to Ban High-Sulfur Coal Imports
Softpedia News - 4/14/2014 9:29:14 AM
Specialists say that, should the country move to ban high-sulfur coal imports, its energy sector might just green ... unless air quality in this part of the world improves sooner rather than later, social unrest will shortly follow.
Mexican sugar producers deny imports threaten U.S. industry
Thomson Reuters - 4/18/2014 4:05:21 PM
In Mexico's first formal response to the surprise charge, industry and government representatives said the country should not be blamed for a collapse in prices. "Prices have simply returned to historical levels. This has happened the world over ...
Saudi Arabia imports 80pc of food needs
tradearabia.com - 4/20/2014 7:13:16 AM
quoting a recent World Bank report. Qatar claims the top spot among the GCC countries for dependence on imports at 97 per cent, while Bahrain is in the second place at 92 per cent, followed by Kuwait (91 per cent), and the UAE and Oman at 89 per cent each ...
World merchandise exports grew by 2%, while services trade recorded 5% increase in 2013
UNCTAD - 4/14/2014 1:11:08 PM
Imports grew particularly in developing countries of Western Africa (8.6%) and Eastern Asia (6.2%), while they decreased the most in developed Oceania (-5.8%), followed by developed Asia (-5.5%). In real terms, quarterly figures show that world merchandise ...
China in the Next Decade: Rising Meat Demand and Growing Imports of Feed
The Pig Site - 4/17/2014 3:02:07 PM
Policy adjustments in China make it difficult to forecast the country’s demand for imports. China’s price supports contributed to the surge of grain and oilseed imports during 2012-13 by lifting domestic prices above world prices. In early 2014 ...
Kingdom imports 80% of its Nutritional needs
alriyadh.com - 4/18/2014 1:42:11 PM
According to the report issued by the International Bank concerning Nutrients prices in the Arab World; Gulf Cooperation Council countries import 90% of its ... to reliance on imported foodstuffs as it imports 97% of its nutritional needs, while the ...
Negative trade balance as Bulgarian exports to non-EU countries dropped in January-February 2014
The Sofia Globe - 4/11/2014 9:04:09 AM
In the first two months of 2014, Bulgarian exports to third countries added up to 2.4 billion leva (about 1.2 billion euro) while imports decreased by 8.8 per cent, adding up to three billion leva. The main trade partners of Bulgaria in January-February ...
Why Are U.S. Oil Imports Falling?
Time - 4/17/2014 5:46:45 PM
the US remains the largest importer of oil in the world, and spent $427 billion on imports in 2013. The U.S spent almost as much on imports in 2013 as the sixth through tenth largest oil importing countries (Korea, The Netherlands, Germany, The United ...
Developing Countries Dominate World Demand for Agricultural Products
thepoultrysite.com - 8/4/2013 11:54:47 PM
As a result, these countries will account for 92 per cent of the total increase in world meat imports, 92 per cent of the increase in total grains and oilseeds imports, and nearly all of the increase in world cotton imports. Factors behind the rapid ...