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, 2014See also: Imports map
India sets floor price for steel imports to stem flow from China | Reuters
Firstpost - 2/5/2016 11:14:44 PM
NEW DELHI India on Friday set a floor price for imports of steel products to deter countries such as China from undercutting local mills, the first time it has taken such a step in over 15 years even as the country remains the world's only major growing ...
Inflation-Wrought Venezuela Orders Bank Notes by the Planeload
Wall Street Journal - 2/3/2016 10:34:10 PM
Most countries around the world have outsourced bank-note printing to private companies ... as the Maduro administration struggles to pay for imports of everything, including cancer medication, toilet paper and insect repellent to battle the mosquito ...
World Furniture Outlook 2016
Financial Content - 2/4/2016 5:25:10 PM
Growth of furniture imports worldwide and the role of ... increasing openness of markets a rich collection of key country-data, allowing comparisons among specific interest areas. prospects of world furniture trade in 2015-2016 2016 forecasts on the ...
Morocco to switch on first phase of world's largest solar plant
The Guardian - 2/4/2016 12:10:12 PM
helping African country to supply most of its energy from renewables by 2030 Morocco’s king will switch on the first phase of a concentrated solar power plant on Thursday that will become the world’s largest when completed. The power station on the ...
U.S. proposes to curb illegal fishing by tracing imports
Japan Today - 2/4/2016 11:01:36 PM
Most wild-caught imports to the United States come from 10 countries: China, Thailand, Indonesia, Ecuador, Canada, Vietnam, the Philippines, India, Mexico and Chile. “This proposed rule is a critical first step in our efforts to create a comprehensive ...
How 11 Countries Are Leading The Shift To Renewable Energy
CleanTechnica - 2/5/2016 2:29:12 AM
This December, almost 200 countries from every corner of the world signed the Paris Agreement ... energy to power its future and reduce reliance on costly electricity imports. As of 2015, geothermal accounted for 51 percent of Kenya’s energy mix ...
Growth in global imports of ICT falls to five-year low
The Guardian - Nigeria - 2/3/2016 3:00:12 AM
According to UNCTAD, developing countries, and those countries changing from a ... In total, ICT goods accounted for 12 per cent of world merchandise imports in 2014. This proportion ranged between 44 per cent for Hong Kong, China, around 20 to 24 per ...
Why can’t African countries stay out of debt?
World - 2/5/2016 7:58:29 AM
The country recently asked the World Bank and African Development Bank for a $3.5 billion ... but also means that the adjustment to the shock would instead have to be borne via import compression and lower growth.” But the bigger struggle for many ...
Morocco Switches On Phase 1 Of World’s Largest Solar Thermal Plant
AFKinside - 2/5/2016 1:49:14 PM
according to the World Bank, which helped fund the Noor power plant. Investing in renewable energy will make Morocco less reliant on those imports and reduce the country’s long-term carbon emissions by millions of tons. Originally, the plan was to ...
President Sets Country on Course toward Oil and Gas Independence, Urges Wealthy to Return Money to Country
astanatimes.com - 2/5/2016 4:23:44 AM
ASTANA – President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev discussed the government goal of making Kazakhstan independent of oil and gas imports by 2018, urged the entire business community to take part in the country’s current privatisation process and ...
Egypt hopeful of $ 1 billion loan from the World Bank.
africanews.com - 2/5/2016 11:40:23 AM
The north African country spends roughly $700 million a month on petroleum product imports. While it has benefited from plummeting global oil prices, a forex shortage has made it harder for import-reliant Egypt to finance shipments. In January, the World ...
Egypt increases tariffs on range of imports
Business Recorder - 1/31/2016 11:39:09 AM
the latest effort by the authorities to curb dollar spending on imports as the country struggles through a currency crisis. Egypt, which relies heavily on imports, has been facing a shortage of foreign currency since a 2011 uprising drove tourists and ...
Canada has dropped many of the sanctions it imposed on Iran over that country's nuclear ambitions
US News and World Report - 2/5/2016 9:34:31 PM
TORONTO (AP) — Canada has dropped many of the sanctions it imposed on Iran over that country's nuclear ambitions ... Dion says the easing of sanctions on financial services, imports and exports reflects Iran's compliance with an international agreement ...
Morocco launches 1st phase of world's largest solar energy plant
wwntradio.com - 2/5/2016 4:55:21 PM
Morocco is the only country in North Africa without fossil- fuel reserves and imports over 90% of its energy. The successful unveiling of Noor 1 will also add credibility to Morocco's status as host of the world's next major climate conference in November.