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
WTO cuts trade forecast by a third
BBC - 9/27/2016 9:24:51 AM
It is also the first time in 15 years that international commerce has been left trailing behind the world economy. The downturn reflects the slowdown in countries such as China and Brazil and lower levels of imports into the US. Trade has grown 1.5 times ...
World's super rich hit by falling oil prices
WESH - 9/27/2016 11:58:10 PM
The wealthy in countries that import energy or have manufacturing-focused economies also did well. The United States is home to the most ultra wealthy people at 69,000 or a third of the world's total super rich. Female wealth also took a hit last year ...
US drives rainforest destruction by importing Amazon oil, study finds
The Guardian - 9/28/2016 7:24:58 PM
The park contains 655 endemic tree species – more than the US and Canada combined – as well as two of the last tribes in the world living in voluntary ... Despite this, the state is dependent upon oil imports from countries such as Ecuador, in part ...
US Steel Producers Feel the Heat as CRC Imports Climb
Market Realist - 9/27/2016 12:38:08 PM
There are enough countries in the world that can supply CRC to US buyers at lower prices. On their part, US steel producers have been maintaining supply discipline to counter steel imports. We’ll discuss this more in the next article. The SPDR S&P Metals ...
Countries Requiring The Least Paperwork To Import Goods
worldatlas.com - 8/23/2016 4:04:16 PM
Several nations with world-leading economies require 3 or fewer documents to import goods into their countries' borders. New technologies help minimize import paperwork and make trade processes more efficient in developed countries. Import and export trade ...
Dental handpiece Market Competition by Company, Countries, Consumption, Application, Type to 2021
Medgadget - 9/28/2016 1:52:42 AM
supply/demand and Chinese import/export. The total market is further divided by company, by country, and by application/type for the competitive landscape analysis. The report then estimates 2016-2021 market development trends of Dental handpiece industry.
World chocolate market at a 'tipping point'
Agrimoney - 9/28/2016 8:07:55 PM
World chocolate demand is at a "tipping point", undermined by factors including weak emerging market economic growth and a switch in western countries to health foods ... has prompted a surge in imports instead of cocoa powder, the basis of lower-grade ...
Asia Outpaces World in Nuclear Power Builds
brinknews.com - 9/28/2016 5:34:36 AM
For countries that import energy, it can reduce their dependence on foreign ... Meanwhile, Asia has been the world’s nuclear powerhouse when it comes to capacity growth. The region quadrupled its nuclear capacity between 1980 and 2010, the EIA said.
World Bank offers agriculture sector critique
www.talkvietnam.com - 9/28/2016 9:16:30 AM
According to the World Bank’s report, Vietnam’s agricultural sector has recorded good results, going from a country that needed to import food to a food exporter. However, despite being the top rice exporter, the quality of local products leaves much ...
Waking the Sleeping Dragon
Slate - 9/28/2016 3:57:22 PM
“By joining the WTO, China is not simply agreeing to import more of our products ... of Chinese workers would be poorer today, because their country still hadn’t opened up to the world. It’s also possible that the U.S. trade deficit would have ...
WTO cuts 2016 world trade growth forecast to 1.7 percent, cites wake-up call
Reuters - 9/27/2016 1:18:05 AM
The new figure of 1.7 percent, down from the WTO's previous estimate of 2.8 percent in April, marked the first time in 15 years that international commerce was expected to lag the growth of the world ... countries were not due to competition from cheap ...
Crude Oil Price Forecast: What to Expect by the End of the Year
The Global Dispatch - 9/27/2016 4:55:49 PM
... the economic and financial status of countries around the world. High crude price has led to a positive economic outlook for oil exporters. On the other hand, countries only buying oil imports suffer. Thus, financial institutions, governments ...
The Largest Source Of Imports By Country
brilliantmaps.com - 3/18/2015 11:55:23 PM
However, a closer look shows that’s it the largest source of imports for Nepal ... as well as an important source of imports for many countries around the world.
World Trade Set For Slowest Yearly Growth Since Global Financial Crisis -- 2nd Update
NASDAQ - 9/27/2016 5:28:38 AM
World trade will this year grow at the slowest pace since ... The WTO said a striking feature of the past two years has been a large fall in imports to countries that in turn rely heavily on exports of commodities, reflecting big falls in commodity prices.
WTO Slashes Global Trade Forecast by 39% Since April: “Wake-Up Call” Says WTO Director
mishtalk.com - 9/27/2016 3:41:15 AM
Today, the World Trade Organization (WTO), slashed its ... Azevedo said four out of five job losses in industrialized countries were not due to competition from cheap imports but to automation and efficiency campaigns that allowed firms to cut their ...