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
US 'disappointed' by EU opt-out plan for GMO imports
Yahoo News - 4/22/2015 5:44:36 PM
Washington (AFP) - The United States expressed concern Wednesday about the European Union's plan to allow individual member countries to decide whether to allow imports of controversial ... Investment Partnership, the world's largest free-trade zone.
16 ECOWAS Countries Begin Uniform Tariff Regime For Imports
The Guardian - Nigeria - 4/11/2015 11:34:05 PM
By this development, all imports arriving into the country shall ... This may create a contradiction between the World Trade Organisation (WTO) commitments of individual countries and the requirements of the regional trade integration project essential ...
US lets in Thai fish caught by slaves despite law
Kokomo Tribune - 4/22/2015 7:36:09 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In its first report on trafficking around the world, the U.S. criticized Thailand as ... many U.S. seafood companies say cutting off all imports from an entire country means they no longer have any power to bring about change.
Balance of trade: Oil price fall helps imports; exports remain disappointing
The Express Tribune - 4/22/2015 9:05:02 PM
According to the assessment of Ministry of Commerce, Pakistani exporters are fast losing their competitive edge in the world market due ... mobile phone imports inched up by 13% to $539.5 million. The country also remained a net importer of the food ...
China’s coal imports fall by 43 percent
worldfinance.com - 4/13/2015 11:00:06 AM
China’s coal imports amounted to 49.07 million during the first three ... Beijing is also implementing a number of policies to make the country less energy-dependent; such as limiting the number of fuel intensive projects in badly polluted areas.
EU Plan Would Allow Countries to Ban Biotech
PRECISION.AGWIRED.com - 4/23/2015 2:01:31 PM
“The World Trade Organization has ruled against the EU for not operating a timely and science-based approval process, and today’s decision would create new WTO violations by allowing member states to restrict these imports based on something as trivial ...
2015 Imports/Exports Report
Furniture Today - 4/23/2015 1:32:53 PM
U.S. furniture imports rose 8% last year ... Once again, China accounted for more than half the world total, confirming its ongoing importance as a source country for the U.S. market, despite rising labor costs that some say put it closer to Mexico ...
World Higher Education Services Industry
Financial Content - 4/22/2015 12:36:48 PM
GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-38 Table 4: World Recent Past ... III-7 Table 10: The US Imports of Education Services (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown by Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8 Service Launches/Introductions III-8 Strategic ...
China's coal imports fall nearly half in 12 months as anti-pollution drive bites
theguardian.com - 4/13/2015 4:04:55 AM
Imports by the world’s biggest coal consumer reached 49.07m tonnes in ... efforts to prop up domestic prices and reduce oversupply on the market. However, the country’s energy regulator acknowledged in a policy document last month that foreign coal ...
Countries spending the most on war
USA Today - 4/25/2015 8:29:51 AM
We reviewed SIPRI data on military exports, imports, and military expenditure as a percentage ... In addition, we reviewed 2013 military personnel figures from the World Bank. These are the countries spending the most on the military.
US says new EU plan for GMO imports is no solution
MENAFN - 4/25/2015 6:56:48 AM
(MENAFN - AFP) The United States criticized Friday the new European Union plan to allow member states to block genetically modified imports, following a new round ... was "consistent" with the rules of the World Trade Organization and "maintains fully ...
Japan's nuclear restart OK'd by court
WSBT 22 - 4/22/2015 7:50:28 AM
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pushed for a return to nuclear energy, arguing it is essential to the country's economic recovery to reduce the skyrocketing utility bills associated with energy imports ... according to the "world's strictest ...
Shifts in one country's farm policy can impact globe
asia.nikkei.com - 4/22/2015 2:02:42 PM
In an interconnected world, what looks like a relatively minor change in one ... meter of water to produce 1kg of grain in China, compared with a yield of 1.2kg to 1.4kg in developed countries. The rapid-fire announcements by the ministry signal the ...
Fighting the secret plot to make the world richer
The Economist online - 4/23/2015 2:58:47 PM
These 12 countries together account for 40% of world GDP and one-third of trade (see chart 1 ... friendly than Democratic voters or the country as a whole. Many fret that imports from low-cost countries such as Vietnam will hurt American workers in ...
China, Indonesia lead calls for new order for developing world
BusinessMirror. - 4/25/2015 8:01:13 AM
The summit takes place in a world vastly changed since ... the year end duties on 97 percent of imports from the least developed nations. Honor guards march with the national flags of the participating countries during the reenactment of the historic ...