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
Cotton imports to hold near record highs as output dwindles: industry
Samaa - 6/28/2016 11:58:43 PM
MUMBAI: Cotton imports by Pakistan are expected to remain near record-high levels in the year to July 2017, as erratic weather forces farmers in the world’s fourth-biggest ... current near 11-month highs. The two countries have already taken turns ...
Defence imports to go down by 20%: Parrikar
Times of India - 6/27/2016 6:06:09 AM
Now the import has come down to below 60%. The defence minister underscored how after Pokhran explosion the entire world had stopped the export of specific technology to India and said "the country can't depend on the import of critical materials for ...
Pakistan’s cotton imports to hold near record highs as output reduces
Pakistan Today - 6/29/2016 8:41:16 AM
Cotton imports by Pakistan are expected to remain near record-high levels in the year to July 2017, as unpredictable weather forces farmers in the world’s fourth-biggest ... current near 11-month highs. The two countries have already taken turns this ...
Ferrous scrap imports by Malaysia plunged by 78% during Q1 2016
Shanghai Metals Market - 6/24/2016 9:44:28 AM
The Malaysian steel scrap imports during 2014 had totaled 963,000 tons. Meantime, the latest forecast published by the World Steel Association states that the steel demand in five ASEAN countries including Malaysia is likely to grow by 6% in 2017.
Defence imports may come down: Parrikar
The Hindu - 6/27/2016 3:14:21 AM
“When we conducted nuclear tests at Pokhran in 1998, whole western world, including the U.S., banned specific technologies. You cannot depend on import of critical materials ... “For the first time in the country, we are creating strategic reserves ...
World briefs: Putin extends Western food import ban
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 6/30/2016 4:36:42 AM
MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin has extended Russia’s ban on imports of Western food until the end of 2017 ... but also started a process of improving relations with the country. Mr. Putin said Russia is lifting its ban on package tours to Turkey ...
Britain and the Arab world post Brexit
Al JAZEERA - 6/28/2016 7:02:14 AM
As blind panic swept financial markets in the early hours of Friday morning, the world woke to a ... increasing Tunisian olive oil imports to support the fragile North African economy. Now Britain will be unencumbered by country of origin requirements ...
East Africa Business Council in New Push for Countries to Sign Epas
AllAfrica - 6/30/2016 5:19:39 AM
Awinja said: "Failure to meet EU deadline on ratification will see EAC exports to EU attract import ... World Trade Organisation. "The EPA is going to be a reciprocal agreement that clearly takes into account the stage of development at which EAC countries ...
U.S. Export-Import Bank Still in ‘Existential Fight for Its Life’
FORTUNE - 6/29/2016 11:14:34 PM
The Export-Import Bank provides credit assistance to thousands ... Related: What Richard Branson, Mark Cuban and Other Business Leaders Think of Brexit Sixty-seven countries around the world have export trade agencies similar to Ex-Im Bank, Hochberg ...
The EU Needs to Make Sure Continental Countries Don’t Exit
Harvard Business Review - 6/29/2016 2:36:11 AM
But it will not be the apocalypse — not unless other European countries act to exacerbate the situation. Consider, first of all, that Britain is not the power it used to be. It accounts for less than 4% of world GDP, and closer to 2% in purchasing power ...
World Bank expects M’sian current account surplus to drop
Malaysiakini - 6/30/2016 4:11:03 PM
The World Bank expects Malaysia's current account ... decline in the current account surplus was due to the increase in imports because of substantial investments seen in the country. However, exports in the manufacturing sector helped to mitigate the ...
Aquaculture imports increase by one billion euros a year
FIS - 6/17/2016 9:55:45 PM
In 2015, EU imports from third countries amounted to EUR 22.3 billion, which represents a 6 per cent or a EUR 1.3 billion increase over 2014 and a 9 per cent increase in the average import prices. Exports to third countries grew 3 per cent, reaching EUR 4 ...
Steel imports rise 12 percent in May
NWI - 6/27/2016 11:28:17 AM
while oil country goods imports took off by 16 percent. So far this year, finished steel imports have taken 24 percent of the market share in the United States, which is the second largest consumer of steel in the world after China. South Korea ...
Donald Trump’s trade policy would screw the world’s poorest people
Vox - 6/29/2016 8:34:06 AM
But if richer countries like China and the US get into a serious trade war, the world’s two largest economies might slap broader tariffs on imports in general and not just each other’s, limiting poorer countries’ access to their markets. No more ...
Noose tightens as more Caribbean banks hit by de-risking
Jamaica Observer - 6/29/2016 7:08:12 AM
Both the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) have noted with concern the problem ... “We are importing nations so everything that we use, most of everything that you use, we import. For you to import you must have the ability ...