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
Countries spending the most on war
USA Today - 4/25/2015 8:29:51 AM
We reviewed SIPRI data on military exports, imports, and military expenditure as a percentage ... In addition, we reviewed 2013 military personnel figures from the World Bank. These are the countries spending the most on the military.
Angolan minister vows to reverse dependence on meat imports
China - 4/26/2015 11:34:47 AM
Angolan Minister of Agriculture Afonso Pedro Canga has vowed to reverse the country's dependence on meat imports by increasing the quality and quantities of local production as meat consumption was increasing on daily basis in the African country.
Japan farmers cultivate rice's mystique as barrier to deal
Times Herald-Record - 4/26/2015 10:04:43 PM
Imports, begrudgingly allowed in a quota system agreed to under the World Trade Organization ... with JA-Zenchu organizing rallies against a deal across the country. The group has become a leader among Japan's globalization skeptics, said Koichi Nakano ...
US 'disappointed' by EU opt-out plan for GMO imports
Yahoo News - 4/22/2015 5:44:36 PM
Washington (AFP) - The United States expressed concern Wednesday about the European Union's plan to allow individual member countries to decide whether to allow imports of controversial ... Investment Partnership, the world's largest free-trade zone.
Soybean imports to jump by 2024
ECNS - 4/22/2015 8:47:44 AM
An official report on Monday showed that China, the world's largest soybean ... said that the country was still well placed to meet its needs in soybeans, rapeseed and sorghum through imports to produce edible oil and animal feed. While imports of soybeans ...
China’s coal imports fall by 43 percent
worldfinance.com - 4/13/2015 11:00:06 AM
China’s coal imports amounted to 49.07 million during the first three ... Beijing is also implementing a number of policies to make the country less energy-dependent; such as limiting the number of fuel intensive projects in badly polluted areas.
Japan-Asean agri-food trade: What is the score?
Inquirer - 4/26/2015 4:28:17 PM
It will also identify the major exports and imports to the said country. Over the past 10 years ... True to its name, Thailand is a “kitchen of the world.” In closing, there are 13 metropolitan areas in Japan with over one million people each.
Balance of trade: Oil price fall helps imports; exports remain disappointing
The Express Tribune - 4/22/2015 9:05:02 PM
According to the assessment of Ministry of Commerce, Pakistani exporters are fast losing their competitive edge in the world market due ... mobile phone imports inched up by 13% to $539.5 million. The country also remained a net importer of the food ...
China's coal imports fall nearly half in 12 months as anti-pollution drive bites
theguardian.com - 4/13/2015 4:04:55 AM
Imports by the world’s biggest ... of resource producers. China has imposed tougher quality standards on imported coal as part of its efforts to prop up domestic prices and reduce oversupply on the market. However, the country’s energy regulator ...
Yucatecan Imports owner travels the world to find items to sell from 30 countries
Arizona News Zap - 4/20/2015 3:30:58 PM
One night Clay Poulson was lying in a hammock on a beach that he rented for $1 for the night in southern Mexico. He was drinking beer and eating fish and soaking up paradise when he thought, “Golly, I wonder if I could do this for a living?” This ...
World Higher Education Services Industry
Financial Content - 4/22/2015 12:36:48 PM
GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-38 Table 4: World Recent Past ... III-7 Table 10: The US Imports of Education Services (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown by Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8 Service Launches/Introductions III-8 Strategic ...
EU Plan Would Allow Countries to Ban Biotech
PRECISION.AGWIRED.com - 4/23/2015 2:01:31 PM
“The World Trade Organization has ruled against the EU for not operating a timely and science-based approval process, and today’s decision would create new WTO violations by allowing member states to restrict these imports based on something as trivial ...
2015 Imports/Exports Report
Furniture Today - 4/23/2015 1:32:53 PM
U.S. furniture imports rose 8% last year ... Once again, China accounted for more than half the world total, confirming its ongoing importance as a source country for the U.S. market, despite rising labor costs that some say put it closer to Mexico ...
US lets in Thai fish caught by slaves despite law
theet.com - 4/21/2015 11:50:52 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In its first report on trafficking around the world, the U.S. criticized Thailand as ... many U.S. seafood companies say cutting off all imports from an entire country means they no longer have any power to bring about change.
Japan's nuclear restart OK'd by court
WSBT 22 - 4/22/2015 7:50:28 AM
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pushed for a return to nuclear energy, arguing it is essential to the country's economic recovery to reduce the skyrocketing utility bills associated with energy imports ... according to the "world's strictest ...