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
Ukraine appeals to WTO over Russian ban on fruit and vegetable imports
Daily Mail - 10/23/2014 8:54:48 AM
KIEV, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Ukraine has complained to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) about a decision by Russia to ban imports of fruit and vegetables from the country, the agriculture ministry said on Thursday. The ban, which came in force on Oct. 22 ...
Substitute non-essential imports, make them in India, says Narendra Modi
Financial Express - 10/24/2014 8:17:49 AM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked Union ministries to discourage "inessential imports" and leverage the country's manufacturing skills in ... of India’s international commitments under the World Trade Organization, while making all out efforts ...
Venezuela Cuts Imports Amid Currency Shortage
Wall Street Journal - 10/14/2014 3:39:11 PM
The World Bank and International Monetary Fund both estimate that the economy will shrink by nearly 3% this year, more than any other country in Latin America. To be sure, consumption and imports typically drop during an economic contraction, but domestic ...
Malawi ranked 8th poorest in Africa, World’s fastest growing consumer
Nyasa Times - 10/23/2014 8:00:31 PM
Malawi has been ranked as the eighth poorest country on the continent and the fastest growing consumer market in the world . Richest Lifestyle ... leading to its failure to pay for some imports. In another report, Euromonitor found after analyzing markets ...
Ukraine challenges Russia at WTO over ban on fruit and vegetable imports
Russian Legal Information Agency - 10/23/2014 2:52:43 PM
Moreover, Russian authorities announced in September a suspension on imports of Ukrainian confectionery. Russian Agriculture Minister Nikolai Fedorov said in August that the country was prepared to argue its case of limiting food imports from a number of ...
New Modi Mantra: Substitute non-essential imports, make them in India
The Indian Express - 10/23/2014 9:19:16 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked Union ministries to discourage “inessential imports” and leverage the country’s manufacturing skills ... of India’s international commitments under the World Trade Organization, while making all out efforts ...
World may not have enough food by 2050: Report
CNBC - 10/15/2014 11:56:05 AM
states that with a world population expected to be at least 9 billion people in 2050, the demand for food, feed, fiber and fuel will likely outpace food production if the current rate of output remains the same. "Countries need to prioritize agriculture ...
Russia to Resume Agriculture Imports From Ukraine if Receives Guarantees: Watchdog
RIA Novosti - 10/23/2014 5:15:53 PM
MOSCOW, October 23 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor can lift the ban on agriculture imports from Ukraine only when ... would not be of unknown origin and not from third countries." Last week, Rosselkhoznadzor requested ...
Europe could save up to $80 billion in energy imports as prices plunge
Reuters - 10/15/2014 8:14:11 AM
Falling energy prices reflect a darkening world economic outlook but they could temper any new downturn. While headline inflation rates could be pushed lower, households and energy-intensive industries in countries that rely on oil imports will find their ...
Study: EU can cut gas imports and carbon emissions by half
EurActiv.com - 10/20/2014 12:33:06 PM
The European Union can slash natural gas imports from countries such as Russia by half and cut carbon ... an organisation of independent research institutes and civil society groups. The World Resources Institute (WRI) is its secretariat.
U.S. oil imports down more than 7 percent
United Press International - 10/17/2014 6:53:04 AM
U.S. President Barack Obama in an early October economic address said the country is producing more than it imports for the first time in nearly ... analysis and insight for readers around the world.
India loses WTO case against US on poultry imports
Zee News - 10/15/2014 12:14:34 AM
Giving its ruling on a case filed by the US, the World Trade ... India had banned imports of various agricultural products from the US in 2007, as a precautionary measure to prevent outbreaks of avian influenza in the country. "India's Avian Influenza ...
Gold Imports by India Seen Rising More Than Fourfold Last Month
Bloomberg - 10/15/2014 9:47:14 AM
The curbs spurred smuggling and the country this year allowed more banks and traders ... according to the data from the London-based World Gold Council. Imports may total 175 tons to 200 tons in the three months to December, Bamalwa said.