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
South Korea Plans Tariff of Over 500% on Rice Imports
Wall Street Journal - 9/18/2014 3:45:33 AM
South Korea plans to impose a tariff of up to 513% on rice imports to help protect its farmers, months before the country opens up its rice market ... its rice market—under an agreement with the World Trade Organization. The deal expires at the end ...
Iranian oil imports jump 50 per cent in Jan-Aug, say trade sources
Business Today - 9/18/2014 1:32:32 PM
World powers and Iran are working ... with an interim deal that eases some sanctions on the country extended by four months to late November. India, the Islamic state's top client after China, had boosted imports in the first quarter of this year to ...
Turkey leads world scrap metal imports by far
Today's Zaman - 7/6/2014 7:15:00 AM
Turkey imported 21 percent of the total scrap metal in the world in 2012 ... This indicates that developing countries experience a serious problem of productivity. Germany and Italy were able to reduce their scrap imports remarkably over the years.
Gold imports seen up, premiums likely to double on festive buying
Reuters - 9/18/2014 8:10:24 AM
World Gold Council data showed. India's investment demand for gold slumped 67 percent on year in the June quarter. "The likely rise in demand is not expected to hurt the country's deficit because gold imports are under control and international prices are ...
Russia blocks agricultural imports from Western countries in response to sanctions
FOX News - 8/6/2014 11:56:11 PM
Russia announced Thursday that it had banned imports of meat, fish ... Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced the import ban on orders from the country's president, Vladimir Putin, in response to sanctions imposed on Russia by the West over ...
India's trade: full list of exports, imports and partner countries
theguardian.com - 2/23/2013 3:51:02 AM
David Cameron has strongly expressed his want for a 'special relationship' with India and with the largest trade delegation ever to accompany a British prime minister to any country in the world ... $794 in 2012 - both exports and imports have trebled ...
World's Fattest Countries
Forbes - 2/7/2007 11:59:27 PM
On the list of “fattest” countries, eight of the top 10 are in the Pacific region. In the last 50 years this area has established significant economic ties with the U.S. and New Zealand, which caused a surge in Western imports and a significant change ...
Food imports by Gulf countries to touch USD53bn in 2020
Zawya - 8/6/2014 7:14:02 AM
Muscat - The value of food imports by Gulf Cooperation Council ... 50 per cent of its imported food products to other GCC countries, Russia, India, Pakistan and East Africa. One of the world's biggest re-exporters of goods such as coffee, tea, sugar ...
Russia's Imports from Countries that Imposed Sanctions
RIA Novosti - 8/6/2014 10:23:08 PM
MOSCOW, August 7 (RIA Novosti) - Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Wednesday, banning for a year imports of agricultural and food products from countries that imposed sanctions on Russia. The government is expected to announce the complete ...
UK: Vegetable imports from few selected countries
FreshPlaza - 7/16/2014 11:56:38 AM
As regards the single countries, Spain is the main supplier with 16% which ... Source: ITC Trade Map The UK imports vegetables from only a few suppliers, mainly European, in fact 85% of imports come from the old continent. The main supplier is once again ...
Top Oil Imports by Country: Where the U.S. Gets Its Oil
Think Advisor - 2/27/2011 11:56:50 PM
As world oil prices gyrate in rhythm with the unrest sweeping Middle Eastern/North African (MENA) countries (and prices rise on investment vehicles like energy ETFs), worries abound that the U.S. will feel the pinch of production losses in Libya.
Countries spending the most on the military
USA Today - 7/12/2014 6:39:15 AM
Although arms expenditure has actually increased in much of the world, military spending in the United States ... on military expenditure in over 170 countries. We reviewed SIPRI data on military exports, imports and military expenditure as a percentage ...
China’s Gold Imports Jump as Country May Become Biggest User
Businessweek - 5/8/2012 4:06:52 AM
Mainland China’s gold imports from Hong Kong surged more than sixfold in the first quarter, adding to signs that the country may displace India as the world’s largest consumer of the precious metal on an annual basis. Imports from Hong Kong were ...
Russia bans food imports from Canada; 'we will not be intimidated,' says Moore
CTV News - 8/7/2014 11:47:51 PM
Russia announced a year-long ban on food imports from Canada, the U.S. and other countries Thursday ... Industry Minister James Moore said the world needs to continue to "stand firm" against Russia, despite the escalation of sanctions.
Philippines set to start LNG imports by early next year
Business Recorder - 6/9/2014 9:48:43 AM
MANILA: Australia-listed Energy World ... of the imports, but the company also plans to make gas available throughout the Philippines, distributing by sea to coastal terminals and by land via road tankers. Manila Electric Co (Meralco), the country's ...