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
10 Countries that Export the Most Wheat in the World
INSIDER MONKEY - 5/25/2016 3:03:23 AM
In regards to import, Morocco, which was hit by droughts, will record the highest demand for the grain, while Iran will buy 1.8 million tons less. In order to determine which are 10 countries that export the most wheat in the world we used two sources ...
Gold Imports by China Decline as Property Revival Damps Demand
Bloomberg - 5/26/2016 10:04:32 AM
China, the world’s biggest gold consumer, reduced imports from Hong Kong for the first time in three ... said earlier this month. The country consumed 241.3 tons on gold in the first quarter, 12 percent less than a year earlier, council data show.
Speech by Albania Country Manager on Business Climate and Investment Attractiveness
The World Bank - 5/24/2016 4:33:27 PM
Albania has seen transformational change in the past two decades – moving from a low income to an upper middle income country, with absolute poverty ... $1.2 billion over a four year period. It is the World Bank Group’s mandate to eliminate poverty ...
Column: China's nickel imports still flattering to deceive
Reuters - 5/25/2016 10:05:43 AM
Russia's Norilsk Nickel is one of the world's largest producers of the metal so has always accounted for some of China's imports needs in the past. But the amount of Russian metal entering the country has grown from around 45 percent of total imports in ...
India Could Lose $49 Billion In GDP By Food Price Shock: UN Report
NDTV - 5/26/2016 8:24:19 AM
"In the future, the world will likely suffer from higher and more ... have high household spending levels on food commodities and moderate net imports of these commodities. Countries expected to experience an increase in GDP include South American cash ...
China calls new U.S. steel import duties unfair
USA Today - 5/26/2016 9:57:23 AM
Criticism of China, which is the world's largest steel producer ... incorrect standards for calculating the production cost and market prices of steel imports from the country's manufacturers. China will "take all necessary measures to fight for fair ...
Moroccan Economy Threatened by Potential Food Price Shocks
moroccoworldnews.com - 5/25/2016 10:27:12 AM
“Countries such as Egypt, Morocco, and the Philippines that combine high food commodity imports and high household spending on these commodities see the worst effects in terms of reduction in absolute GDP, worsening of current account balances and higher ...
World stock markets up; fall in inventories lifts oil
The Hindu Business Line - 5/26/2016 5:03:53 AM
US crude stockpiles Energy Information Administration data showed US crude stockpiles fell last week as imports dropped and refineries ... its strongest two-day run since early March. MSCI's all-country world stock index rose 0.9 per cent, while the ...
India seen holding off for now on reducing raw sugar import tax | Reuters
Firstpost - 5/26/2016 12:39:02 AM
MUMBAI/LONDON Indian authorities are expected to hold off before cutting or cancelling a 40 percent raw sugar import duty ... prices as the country shifts from net exporter to importer. Soaring domestic sugar prices in the world's second-biggest producer ...
World Trade Organisation adds new warning on economic cost of Brexit
home.bt.com - 5/25/2016 1:04:41 PM
A fresh warning about the potential economic cost of Brexit has been issued by the head of the World Trade Organisation, who warned import tariffs would cost the country billions.
China coal imports from North Korea dip 35 percent as sanctions bite
wingatewire.com - 5/26/2016 3:59:28 AM
China's Ministry of Commerce announced at the beginning of April that it would ban North Korean coal imports ... officials to countries like Cuba and Africa are seen as attempts by the regime to de-isolate itself from the rest of the world and shake ...
Import tariffs will cost UK billions if we vote for Brexit, warns trade chief
Belfast Telegraph - 5/26/2016 1:17:49 PM
A fresh warning about the potential economic cost of a Brexit has been issued by the head of the World Trade Organisation, who warned import tariffs would cost the country billions. WTO director general Roberto Azevedo said the UK would have to negotiate ...
Haiti poultry industry still feels pain of US imports
The Tennessean - 5/21/2016 9:30:30 PM
Haiti struck an agreement with the IMF and World Bank in 1995 ... While egg production has done well, chicken production remains stifled amid import competition, said Dave Fairman, country director of Haiti Broilers. “The disposable income is low ...
Americans are increasingly addicted to opioids. People in poor countries die in agony without them
The Economist online - 5/24/2016 1:55:58 PM
The rest of the world would probably have seen the same progression ... To try to stop leakage onto the black market, the INCB requires countries wishing to import opioid painkillers to provide estimates of the quantity they expect to use in the coming ...