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
An incredible image shows powerful countries buying up much of the world’s land
Washington Post - 5/21/2015 7:44:42 AM
The gray bars indicate “imports” – where the country listed is buying another country’s land – while the red bars indicate “exports,” or countries that are selling their land. China ranks as the most active country in the world in land trade ...
Currency Manipulation Can't Be Fixed By Countervailing Duties
Forbes - 5/22/2015 2:02:54 PM
An increase in affordable imports generally doesn’t strike ... as the American economy is free to innovate and is open to world-class competition. Adding import duties to products from other countries would slow rather than advance U.S. economic development.
Over a third of UK imports come from water risk countries
Link2 - 5/19/2015 8:08:33 AM
The report compiled by the UK arm of the World Wildlife Fund titled ‘From Risk to ... and from food to pharmaceuticals. About 40% of UK imports (by value) come from countries that have hot spots of high water risk, with some industries such as textiles ...
Top 10 countries in the world by oil consumption
explorationworld.com - 5/21/2015 12:35:12 AM
Anyone reading this article probably already know that the world uses a staggering amount of oil ... all other numbers related to production, reserves, imports and exports are also from 2013. This means those may not be up-to-date, but rather reflect ...
Gaza Strip Economy on ‘Verge of Collapse,’ World Bank Says
New York Times - 5/21/2015 11:58:14 PM
The Israeli and Egyptian policies have intensified restrictions that were imposed in 2007, after Hamas seized the territory, and that block a wide array of imports ... outside world,” the report quoted Steen Lau Jorgensen, the bank’s country director ...
Overzealous US-Canada border security hurts both countries
The Boston Globe - 5/24/2015 11:11:43 PM
Since the 9/11 jihadist attacks, the 5,525-mile-long border between Canada and the United States has been transformed from the world’s friendliest to a ... would be ejected from the United States. Both countries have plenty of reason to seek a less ...
Japan ‘s trade with Gulf countries falls 3.82% to $164.76b in 2014
customstoday.com.pk - 5/20/2015 6:19:59 AM
Japan’s world trade during ... decline in exports compared to imports, Japan’s overall trade deficit increased by 3.48 per cent to $121.9 billion in 2014 from $117.8 billion in 2013. Japan’s exports to the GCC countries showed a strong recovery ...
Which Countries Are Failing To Deliver Gaza Aid?
Counter Currents - 5/22/2015 1:41:26 PM
Although the donation shortfall is significant, the World Bank argues that the major obstacle to reconstruction is “not financing, but the limitations on imports of construction ... the World Bank’s Country Director for the West Bank and Gaza, called ...
Real World Economics: Trade agreements are rarely about actual trade
TwinCities Pioneer Press - 5/24/2015 11:58:51 AM
The re-establishment of trade after 1945 along the lines now embodied in the World ... these other countries making the changes they did on a unilateral basis, even if no new deals had been reached. The United States had low tariffs on imports from Mexico ...
Amid yachts of rich elite, Angola's poor crushed by oil price drop
AsiaOne - 5/20/2015 3:38:20 PM
LUANDA - A halving of oil prices last year has increased hardship in Angola, one of the world's most unequal countries ... ramping up costs in a country that relies on imports for 80 per cent of consumer goods. The kwanza is trading at 170 against the ...
World Bank: Gaza's Economy on 'Verge of Collapse'
Voice of America - 5/22/2015 1:59:55 AM
The World Bank said that to rebuild ... but the limitations on imports of construction materials into the territory. "Therefore, taking into account legitimate security concerns of neighboring countries, ways have to be found to drastically improve access ...
New study finds 40% of UK imports come from countries with areas of high water risk
WWF - 5/18/2015 11:04:31 PM
About 40 per cent of UK imports (by value) come from countries that have hot spots of high water risk ... recognised as one of the key challenges of the 21st century, with the World Economic Forum 2015 Global Risk Report ranking water crises as the ...
Asian countries interested in Montana energy
vp-mi.com - 5/22/2015 10:23:59 PM
Asian imports of coal are projected by ... coal has been the fastest-growing source of energy in the world of late, and is projected to continue to grow the fastest in the near term. Of course, Asian countries are also rapidly expanding renewable ...
Developing countries moving to clean energy
Fierce Energy - 5/22/2015 2:31:32 PM
"Developing countries are prioritizing solar, wind, and other renewable energy sources in order to reduce energy poverty, power economic progress, enhance national security by reducing imports ... Development Bank and the World Bank Group to channel ...
Palm Imports by India Climb to Highest This Year as Prices Slump
Bloomberg - 5/14/2015 12:03:33 PM
Palm oil imports by India, the world’s largest buyer ... grow in the coming months as the domestic winter oilseed crop was lower and as palm producing countries push their higher output into India,” Chowda Reddy, associate vice president at Inditrade ...