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
An incredible image shows powerful countries buying up much of the world’s land
Washington Post - 5/21/2015 7:44:42 AM
The gray bars indicate “imports” – where the country listed is buying another country’s land – while the red bars indicate “exports,” or countries that are selling their land. China ranks as the most active country in the world in land trade ...
Currency Manipulation Can't Be Fixed By Countervailing Duties
Forbes - 5/22/2015 2:02:54 PM
An increase in affordable imports generally doesn’t strike ... as the American economy is free to innovate and is open to world-class competition. Adding import duties to products from other countries would slow rather than advance U.S. economic development.
Asian countries told to build up rice stocks soon
Asiaone Business - 5/25/2015 2:53:38 AM
China, now the world's-biggest rice buyer, imported 4 million tons of rice last year, up from 3.2 million tons in 2013, according to data from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The country's rice imports in 2014 set a new record for a fourth ...
China coal production falls in first 4 months of year
The Miami Herald - 5/27/2015 2:29:47 AM
The National Development and Reform Commission said Tuesday that Chinese imports of coal also fell, plummeting 38 percent. China uses roughly half of all of the world's coal for power ... by 2030 and clean up the country's polluted air.
BIR releases Non-Ferrous World Mirror-May 2015
Shanghai Metals Market - 5/26/2015 5:01:18 AM
BRUSSELS (Scrap Monster): The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has released the Non-Ferrous World Mirror May 2015 edition ... the earlier announced regulations on scrap metal imports into the country. According to DGFT, pre-shipment inspection ...
World trade in onions stagnating
FreshPlaza - 5/26/2015 12:10:47 PM
China is the world's third largest exporter, with exports of 0.7 million tons. Apart from India and China, the Asian continent is by far the largest with regard to imports. Key countries are Malaysia, Bangladesh, Japan and the Gulf states. Click here to ...
Government wants to take LNG imports to 1.3 BCFD by end of 2016: Khaqan
Business Recorder - 5/25/2015 11:46:20 PM
He added that now Pakistan is among 17 countries of the world having LNG import infrastructure which ... of the LNG mainly for power production and in coming months the commodity imports will reach at 400 MMCFD. "Our plan is to take LNG imports to 2 ...
Gold trade to be hit by Indonesian imports, fall in rural demand
Economic Times - 5/26/2015 3:56:52 AM
KOLKATA: The gold trade in the country is facing a double whammy of increased competition due to duty free jewellery imports from Indonesia and an ... be taken before June 1," he said. This year the World Gold Council has kept a consumption target of ...
The Riddle Behind China's Exports/Imports Numbers
Seeking Alpha - 5/25/2015 9:34:30 AM
Select countries and territories, including the U.S., the eurozone, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Russia, Singapore, India, Australia and Brazil, account for 52.8% of total imports (excluding Chinese imports) and 65% of Chinese exports. The cumulative growth ...
Real World Economics: Trade agreements are rarely about actual trade
TwinCities Pioneer Press - 5/24/2015 11:58:51 AM
The re-establishment of trade after 1945 along the lines now embodied in the World ... these other countries making the changes they did on a unilateral basis, even if no new deals had been reached. The United States had low tariffs on imports from Mexico ...
Nigeria: Country Is a Racket
AllAfrica - 5/26/2015 10:59:12 AM
It rivals the narcotics trade as the world's most lucrative crime ... the legal budgetary framework. The NNPC imports twice the need of Nigerians but supplies half and takes the other half to neighbouring countries for sale or just collects twice the ...
World Bank: Gaza's Economy on 'Verge of Collapse'
Voice of America - 5/22/2015 1:59:55 AM
The World Bank said that to rebuild ... but the limitations on imports of construction materials into the territory. "Therefore, taking into account legitimate security concerns of neighboring countries, ways have to be found to drastically improve access ...
Which Countries Are Failing To Deliver Gaza Aid?
Counter Currents - 5/22/2015 1:41:26 PM
Although the donation shortfall is significant, the World Bank argues that the major obstacle to reconstruction is “not financing, but the limitations on imports of construction ... the World Bank’s Country Director for the West Bank and Gaza, called ...
Japan ‘s trade with Gulf countries falls 3.82% to $164.76b in 2014
customstoday.com.pk - 5/20/2015 6:19:59 AM
Japan’s world trade during ... decline in exports compared to imports, Japan’s overall trade deficit increased by 3.48 per cent to $121.9 billion in 2014 from $117.8 billion in 2013. Japan’s exports to the GCC countries showed a strong recovery ...
Gaza Strip Economy on ‘Verge of Collapse,’ World Bank Says
New York Times - 5/21/2015 11:58:14 PM
The Israeli and Egyptian policies have intensified restrictions that were imposed in 2007, after Hamas seized the territory, and that block a wide array of imports ... outside world,” the report quoted Steen Lau Jorgensen, the bank’s country director ...