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
Energy imports as a % of energy use by country
Pakistan Defence - 1/17/2015 2:47:57 AM
Chart from the World Bank website: It's interesting to note that China's energy imports are only 10% of our overall energy usage. Which is by far the lowest among the other countries in the chart. Apart from coal, gas and renewable energy, we also produce ...
Is Russia trying to Short the Dollar by Buying Gold?
OpEdNews - 1/27/2015 11:25:48 AM
The article notes that America's favorite tool of "color revolutions" will not work as it has in smaller and much weaker countries like Libya ... and hopelessness of the situation the Western world finds itself in, in Putin's economic gold trap.
Militant attack plunges Pakistan into darkness – 80 percent of the country hit by power outage
Kuwait Times - 1/26/2015 6:36:29 PM
It came as a fuel crisis grips the country, forcing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to cancel his trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos ... last week when Pakistan State Oil was forced to slash imports because banks refused to extend any more credit ...
Real World Economics: Swiss took least bad option on their franc
TwinCities Pioneer Press - 1/25/2015 11:56:48 AM
In 2013, Swiss exports equaled 72 percent of the country's GDP and imports about 60 percent ... in 2008 as the financial crisis engulfed the EU along with the rest of the world. In times of turmoil, owners of money invariably seek safety.
Steel Ministry seeks increase in basic customs duty to deter cheap imports
Times of India - 1/27/2015 10:07:04 AM
BHUBANESWAR: The steel ministry is set to seek a sharp increase in peak rate of basic customs duty on steel products to 25% from 10%, a measure that it wants to be announced in the Budget next month to help stem the tide of cheap imports from China and ...
NGOs applaud suspension of fish imports from Sri Lanka
FIS - 1/27/2015 2:14:37 AM
In addition, the issuance of a "red card" to Sri Lanka implies that the EU fishing vessels shall not operate in waters of that country. The NGOs argue that Sri Lanka did not make adequate monitoring of its fishing fleet, it failed to punish guilty IUU ...
Agriculture in ill repair as fertile lands snapped by industry
Today's Zaman - 1/25/2015 4:11:31 AM
Turkey is today rapidly becoming more dependent on imports as its arable lands are being devoted to industrial investments and construction projects. Turkey is the leading country in Europe in terms of agricultural output, ranking seventh in the world.
Obama on Russia: 'Large countries don't bully'
News 4 Jax - 1/25/2015 5:47:34 PM
We have a profound interest, as I believe every country does, in promoting a core principle ... and while their share is steadily decreasing, Russian military imports still amount to three-quarters of India's stockpile. With U.S.-Russia relations worsening ...
Benin bans poultry imports from countries affected by bird flu
Balita - 1/22/2015 4:46:42 PM
through the World Organization for Animal Health, had announced the reappearance of bird flu in northern province of Kano and in the southern regions of Lagos. "Given the numerous cross border transactions between our country and neighbouring Nigeria ...
Thomas Piketty’s CAPITAL: Adding the Third World dimension
Lankaweb - 1/26/2015 1:18:32 AM
Economist Branco Milanovic of the World Bank has dubbed it as “a watershed book ... of a country and channeling it to get back to the Donors- the Developed Countries through imports and other methods like foreign travel etc.(“Financial Missiles ...
World Week Ahead: Until Fed Adjudicates, It’s ECB Bazooka vs. Greek Rebellion
The Wall Street Journal - 1/26/2015 5:32:04 PM
Syriza wanting to renege on the terms of the country’s EU bailout is seen by many as a threat ... from the disinflationary forces rolling through much of the industrialized world. That’s a legacy of the long-running (if now greatly diminished) mining ...
Study Suggests Country-of-Origin Labeling Has Not Hurt U.S. Meat Imports
Food Safety News - 1/24/2015 7:54:37 AM
Mandatory country-of-origin labeling ... Decreased demand for cattle imports may been caused by “turbulent economic times” rather than the implementation of COOL, Taylor suggested. Last fall, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled against the ...
Bulgaria, Romania fail to win EU backing for more compensation for dairy farmers hit by Russian embargo
The Sofia Globe - 1/27/2015 8:34:00 AM
Bulgaria and Romania have failed to win compensation for dairy farmers negatively affected by a Russian ban on imports of dairy products from ... of prices of milk and milk products in all EU countries, specially prepared for the council meeting.
Remarks by President Obama at U.S.-India Business Council Summit
The White House President Barack Obama - 1/26/2015 9:18:08 AM
Of all America’s imports from the world, about 2 percent come from India ... and the potential for greater trade between our two countries. So I think everybody here will agree, we’ve got to do better. I know Prime Minister Modi agrees, and he just ...
Study suggests COOL didn't contribute to lower live cattle imports to U.S.
Farm Futures - 1/23/2015 6:58:32 AM
The two countries say it violates World Trade Organization regulations ... nor has it negatively impacted slaughter cattle imports. It used publicly reported data to complete the analysis. "The price basis is lower in the six years since implementation ...