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
India Gold Imports Seen Cooling In July
The Wall Street Journal - 7/28/2014 7:24:42 AM
Gold imports by India, the world’s No. 2 consumer ... spokesman of Bombay Bullion Association, the country’s leading gold industry body. According to government data, the value of gold imports rose by more than 60% in June month-on-month to $3.12 ...
India Gold Imports Seen Cooling
Wall Street Journal - 7/25/2014 12:57:33 PM
NEW DELHI—Gold imports by India, the world's No. 2 consumer ... spokesman of Bombay Bullion Association, the country's leading gold industry body. According to government data, the value of gold imports rose by more than 60% in June month-on-month ...
Increasing food imports will ease water and energy shortages, environment official says
South China Morning Post - 7/28/2014 7:56:19 PM
Food imports should be increased so the country can dedicate ... or delivering power to eastern coastal markets through long-distance cross-country grids. China is already the world's top importer of soybeans and has slowly introduced foreign corn into ...
May imports contract on sharp fall in oil purchases
interaksyon.com - 7/25/2014 6:59:38 AM
MANILA - Philippine imports contracted last May on the back of ... bolstering the country's balance of payments (BOP). A summary of the country's economic transactions with the rest of the world, the BOP registers a surplus whenever foreign exchange ...
Pork Imports by Japan to Climb on Deadly Virus: Ministry
Bloomberg - 7/16/2014 6:55:59 AM
More pigs from Europe and Mexico could be heading to Japan, the world’s largest pork importer, as a hog virus outbreak is driving up domestic prices, according to the country’s Agriculture ... demand for cheaper imports, he said. Japan has discovered ...
China reduces exposure to GCC imports
Arab Times - 7/24/2014 8:29:42 PM
China is the world’s highest energy consumer, and continues to rely on GCC countries for a large chunk of its oil supplies. Interestingly, in 2014, in line with the deceleration in China’s imports growth, the share of imports from GCC countries is also ...
Beef imports forecast to double by 2018
China Daily Europe - 7/23/2014 11:29:51 PM
"The domestic beef industry is lagging behind all major beef-producing countries in terms of breeding ... "In other words, China will still need to rely on beef imports." China, the world's biggest meat consumer, became a huge beef importer in 2013 ...
Oil ministry plans to reduce energy imports from Gulf countries, turns to Russia for fuel
The Economic Times - 7/16/2014 11:06:31 AM
India has warm relations with Russia, which is the world's second-biggest ... Iraq and other oil producing countries in the Middle East. We can't keep all eggs in one basket," the official said. India imports more than 80 per cent of crude oil it processes.
Bank of Ghana reverses ban on direct dollar imports by local banks
Reuters - 7/29/2014 10:29:38 AM
The central bank in 2012 banned direct cash imports as part of efforts to streamline the West African country's foreign exchange system and it has since been the only source of dollars for local banks. The cedi currency of the world's second largest cocoa ...
Is Sweden really one of the world’s greenest countries?
Anchorage Daily News - 7/21/2014 11:53:41 PM
Not only was Sweden one of the first countries in the world to introduce a tax on carbon-dioxide emissions ... s garbage eventually ends up in landfills. Sweden actually imports garbage from other countries to burn and create renewable energy.
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 ...
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 - 2/6/2007 11:53:29 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 ...
Carbon cuts by developed countries cancelled out by imported goods
theguardian.com - 4/25/2011 7:14:29 PM
But once the carbon cost of imports have been added to each ... because the rich countries are not held accountable for effectively exporting emissions to the developing world." Environmental campaigners have long argued that global carbon accounting ...
China condemns U.S. anti-dumping duties on solar imports
Reuters - 7/28/2014 12:51:00 AM
The move, which must still be confirmed, was the latest in a long-running solar industry trade spat between the world's two largest economies ... it will damage up and downstream industries in both countries." The U.S. arm of German solar manufacturer ...