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
China Soybean Imports Seen by Oil World Jumping 17% Next Season
Bloomberg - 5/21/2013 1:42:13 PM
Soybean prices rallied to a record $17.89 a bushel in September ... Brazil’s crop may be 81.51 million tons, while Argentina, the third-biggest exporter, produces 48.5 million tons. World soybean crushing in 2012-13 may be smaller than ...
World wheat trade nearly unchanged
agprofessional.com - 5/15/2013 7:47:15 PM
World wheat trade for the July-June international trade year in 2013/14 is projected at 143.0 million tons, just 0.7 million tons lower than in the previous year. However, the structure of imports and exports by country is expected to shift substantially.
Gold Imports by India May Surge as Festival Lures Shoppers (2)
Businessweek - 5/13/2013 4:57:49 PM
Gold imports by India, the world’s biggest consumer, may soar this quarter as a plunge in prices spurs demand for jewelry, coins and bars during the country’s biggest bullion festival, a jewelers’ group said. Inbound shipments may jump 47 ...
US lauds India for reducing Iranian oil imports
The Miami Herald - 5/24/2013 10:11:04 AM
U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman said Friday that India's reduction of oil imports was supporting U.S. and European Union sanctions against Iran, which are aimed at deterring the country from developing nuclear weapons.
Eurozone: Periphery Countries Restored External Balances, Recovery Follows?
econintersect.com - 5/22/2013 12:58:05 PM
... country’s current account balance measures how much it lends to or borrows from the rest of the world. A country where imports run ahead of exports is also spending more than it produces and must borrow abroad to make up the difference. Countries in ...
Gold Imports by India Seen Topping 100 Tons for a Second Month
Bloomberg - 5/8/2013 3:42:01 AM
Gold imports by India, the world’s largest consumer ... Akshaya Tritiya festival is considered by the country’s more than 900 million Hindus as the traditional day to buy precious metals. Bullion is bought during festivals and marriages ...
Cooking Oil Imports by India Slump on Stockpiles, Low Demand
Businessweek - 5/14/2013 3:30:44 PM
An increase in the import duty narrowed the price difference between crude and refined palm oil to $10 a ton, boosting purchases of refined oil, he said. In January, India almost doubled the taxable prices of crude cooking oil imports and ...
China is now world's second largest moviegoing country
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - 5/25/2013 10:34:21 PM
Such films as "The Karate Kid" and "Cloud Atlas" were substantially altered before they could open in China. In perhaps the most bizarre act of trying to please Beijing, the remake of "Red Dawn," which was originally about a Chinese invasion of ...
Brazil's metal imports from Arab world hike 138% in 2012
MENAFN - 5/19/2013 11:53:02 PM
(MENAFN) The Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce stated that Brazil's imports of metals from the Arab world in 2012 soared 138 percent ... said that in the period, Arab countries imported USD133.90 million worth of metals from the South American country.
Sugar imports by India seen jumping as prices plunge on glut
Mint - 5/23/2013 1:47:00 PM
Sugar imports by India, the world’s biggest consumer, are set to surge as a slump in global prices to the lowest level in almost three years spurs purchases by refiners, according to a millers’ group. “Processors have imported 1.1 million tonnes (mt ...
India's coking coal imports seen rising to 35 mln T in 2013/14
Reuters - 5/22/2013 1:48:11 PM
India, the world's fourth-largest steel producer ... that are coming up," said the official at the country's third-largest steelmaker, who did not wish to be identified citing company policy. Imports in the last fiscal year covered about ...
RBI puts restrictions on gold imports by banks to moderate demand
in.com - 5/13/2013 10:02:38 AM
Due to high gold imports, the country's trade deficit in April widened to $17.8 billion ... Gold imports into India, the world's largest consumer of the metal, stood at around 830 tonne in 2012-13.
UPDATE 1-Philippine March imports in biggest fall in nearly a year
Reuters - 5/24/2013 1:57:09 AM
MANILA, May 24 (Reuters) - The Philippines' imports in March fell for a third straight month ... The Philippines is facing export headwinds as the world's two largest economies appear to be losing momentum. Chinese factory activity declined ...
Study Projects Over Half of World's Population Could Rely on Food Imports by 2050
Inhabitat - 5/8/2013 4:49:26 PM
About 16 percent of the world’s population is already unable to supply ... cropland expansion and/or imports from other countries,” states the paper. The food sufficiency study did not take into account implications of climate change that could affect ...
Gold imports in India more than double in April
Mineweb - 5/14/2013 6:08:13 PM
Alarm bells started ringing in India on Monday afternoon about the country's high trade deficit, pegged at $17.8 billion in April and the highest so far this year, the government targeted its ire on gold imports by creating new import hurdles later the ...