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
China February exports tumble unexpectedly, heighten slowdown fears
Yahoo News - 3/10/2014 12:30:55 AM
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's exports unexpectedly tumbled in February, swinging the trade balance into deficit and adding to fears of a slowdown in the world's second-largest ... in line with a recovery in developed countries. Minsheng Securities' Li ...
Turkey imports 16m mobile phones in 2013
worldbulletin.net - 3/4/2014 12:48:11 PM
In 2012 the country imported 13.2 million mobile phones. Mobile phones carried into the country by travelers decreased by 3 percent in 2013. These imports are calculated to total 1.08 million in the last year, compared with 1.12 million in 2012 ...
Asian countries lead in global arms imports, says Swedish peace institute
Deutsche Welle - 3/14/2011 10:03:00 AM
According to SIPRI, India leads the world in arms imports, followed by three other Asian countries. The global arms trade is on the rise India is the world's leading nation when it comes to arms imports by volume, according to the Stockholm International ...
Carbon cuts by developed countries cancelled out by imported goods
theguardian.com - 4/25/2011 7:14:29 PM
But once the carbon cost of imports have been added to each ... because the rich countries are not held accountable for effectively exporting emissions to the developing world." Environmental campaigners have long argued that global carbon accounting ...
India's trade: full list of exports, imports and partner countries
theguardian.com - 2/23/2013 3:51:02 AM
India's total merchandise trade has increased over three-fold from $252bn in 2006 to $794 ... The 2012 data shows that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was India's biggest export market, closely followed by the USA. The latest data available from the Indian ...
China Soybean Imports Seen by Oil World Jumping 17% Next Season
Bloomberg - 5/21/2013 1:42:13 PM
China’s soybean imports, the world’s largest, may jump 17 percent in the next season as the country rebuilds stockpiles, Oil World said. China may import 68 million metric tons of soybeans in the 2013-14 marketing year that begins Aug. 1 ...
Canadian seafood imports targeted by U.S. environmental group
CBC - 1/8/2014 12:53:09 AM
A prominent U.S. environmental group is targeting seafood imports from countries that don't follow American fishing ... and our communities suffer because our prices are not up." If the rest of the world isn't required to meet similar requirements ...
World's Fattest Countries
Forbes - 2/6/2007 11:53:29 PM
“The Western diet overwhelms, and many people are not genetically engineered to cope with this,” says Rigby. Countries Transformed This change in lifestyle is most evident in the South Pacific. On the list of “fattest ...
High duties keep food imports from poor countries out of Europe
Deutsche Welle - 3/3/2014 11:55:05 PM
Berlin's international Green Week fair is a showcase for agricultural produce from around the world. Yet few products from developing countries make it to the ... This measure ensures that most imports to the EU are raw products like coffee, cocoa or ...
Arab Grain Imports Rising Rapidly
sustainablog.org - 5/2/2012 6:11:30 PM
The Arab countries in the Middle East and North Africa make up only 5 percent of the world’s population, yet they take in more than 20 percent of the world’s grain exports. Imports to the region have jumped from 30 million tons of grain in 1990 to ...
China’s Gold Imports Jump as Country May Become Biggest User
Bloomberg - 5/8/2012 9:36:09 AM
Mainland China’s gold imports from Hong Kong surged more than sixfold in the first quarter, adding to signs that the country may displace India as the world’s largest consumer of the precious metal on an annual basis. Imports from Hong Kong ...
US urges countries to reduce Iran oil imports
Firstpost - 1/11/2012 11:59:05 PM
Washington: The United States has said it is encouraging countries to diversify away from Iranian oil. Notably, India and China are among the major consumers of Iranian oil. "We're certainly telling all of our partners around the world that we want to see ...
Russia Suspends Livestock Imports From EU Countries
en.ria.ru - 3/20/2012 11:20:12 PM
Russia imposed on Tuesday a temporary ban on imports of live swine and livestock from all EU countries due to the spread of two deadly animal viruses in Europe. Russia’s veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said that despite the wide spread of the ...
US FDA proposes tough norms for food imports from India, other countries
Firstpost - 8/4/2013 9:21:28 AM
The regulations would require importers, from countries including India, to go through a screening process that ensures that food being imported has been produced in compliance with the processes and procedures required for the US FDA (Food and Drug ...
Can Developed Countries Reduce Future Total World Carbon Emissions?
theenergycollective.com - 12/13/2012 11:53:07 PM
Growth of World and Non-Annex countries carbon emissions began ... Reducing or totally eliminating oil imports from OPEC countries could end the need to maintain (waste) huge-costly military resources to protect these foreign oil supplies.