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
Saudis’ US-backed war in Yemen could leave ‘an entire generation crippled by hunger’
Public Radio International - 10/25/2016 8:18:50 PM
Even before the conflict began, Yemen was the Arab world’s poorest country, with one of the highest rates of malnutrition in the world. Yemen imports 90 percent of its food. A deep economic crisis caused by the war and a coalition blockade on imports ...
Bangladesh becomes number 1 cotton importer in the world
daily-sun.com - 10/26/2016 1:08:09 PM
“This large change in Bangladesh’s imports in turn impacts various cotton exporters, especially West African origins such as Benin and Burkina Faso, and Central Asian countries such as Uzbekistan,” the USDA said in its ‘Cotton: World Markets and ...
Iceland forced to import cheaper ice
inews.co.uk - 10/26/2016 2:26:54 PM
The reason for this, it turns out, is because these imports, which arrive by the tonne ... bags of crushed ice to more specialised ice blocks – sold to a country ranking second in the world only to Finland in the Environmental Performance Index, with ...
Renewable Energy: India to Replace Coal with Cheaper Solar Power by 2022
Nature World News - 10/24/2016 12:20:25 PM
India is taking the lead in creating a country powered by renewable energy by replacing ... The report says that by the year 2035, India's gas import will increase by a staggering 573 percent, oil import by 169 percent and coal import by 85 percent.
Singapore named IEA association country, underlining energy hub status
CNBC - 10/24/2016 1:43:20 AM
To become a member, countries that are net oil importers must show they have reserves of crude oil and/or products that are equivalent to around 90 days of the previous years' average net oil imports. The government, even if it doesn't own the reserves ...
Japan’s new recipe for exports – feed the world’s foodies
hellenicshippingnews.com - 10/26/2016 1:51:06 PM
Sales of sake rice wine and green tea to Europe are already booming, and Japan plans a marketing push to further increase brand awareness and will lobby European countries that restrict beef imports. The government has allocated almost $200 million for ...
Egypt seeks to be listed among the top 30 countries in economic, social development: Trade and Industry Minister
Daily News Egypt - 10/25/2016 3:03:53 PM
Minister of Trade and Industry Tarek Kabil said that the government is placing a great deal of effort to achieve economic reforms through the creation of a comprehensive development strategies that it believes will place Egypt among the top 30 countries in ...
Thai Sept exports unexpectedly rise 3.4pc y/y, imports up
Business Recorder - 10/26/2016 11:13:37 AM
In August, annual imports dipped 1.5 percent. Thai exports, worth about two-thirds of the country's economic output, have declined in each of the past three years. The Bank of Thailand has predicted exports will fall 2.5 percent this year, but deputy ...
4 reasons why Venezuela became the world's worst economy
CNN Money - 10/25/2016 5:09:44 AM
How did it get so desperate in Venezuela -- a country sitting on more oil than any other in the world? Here are 4 reasons why it's ... In the first half of 2016, food imports were down by nearly 50% from the same time a year ago, according to several ...
Countries Requiring The Least Paperwork To Import Goods
worldatlas.com - 8/23/2016 4:04:16 PM
Several nations with world-leading economies require 3 or fewer documents to import goods into their countries' borders. New technologies help minimize import paperwork and make trade processes more efficient in developed countries. Import and export trade ...
Poor Countries Tax Imports At The Border, Rich Countries Open Their Borders
Forbes - 2/7/2016 2:08:20 PM
So while in a perfect world global trade would be wholly untouched by politicians, the TPP is advantageous to American producers for it reducing taxes on their exports. It’s then hugely advantageous to the other countries involved simply because imports ...
The Largest Source Of Imports By Country
brilliantmaps.com - 3/18/2015 11:55:23 PM
However, a closer look shows that’s it the largest source of imports for Nepal ... as well as an important source of imports for many countries around the world.
Cost Plus World Market Welcomes Country Music Artist Josh Turner to its Nashville Store on Sunday, October 30, 2016
Business Wire - 10/25/2016 6:57:07 AM
Radio programmers across the country are ... and exclusive to World Market and are regularly supplied by an international network of individual and regional artisans developed over the Company’s more than 50 years in the import business.
Philippines mulls extra 250,000 T in rice imports -official
Agriculture - 10/25/2016 9:34:36 AM
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said on Monday there was no urgent need to import rice, although his department ... The Southeast Asian country, one of the world's biggest rice importers, is hit by an average of 20 storms every year.
'An entire generation could be crippled by hunger' in Yemen – UN food relief agency
UN News Centre - 10/24/2016 11:54:46 PM
The economic impact of the conflict is a catastrophe for Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East. Millions of public sector employees no longer receive their salaries and struggle to make ends meet. Even before the conflict escalated and imports ...