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
The World's Most Reputable Countries 2016: U.S. Ranks 28th
Forbes - 6/24/2016 5:08:16 PM
Nations throughout the world are always interested ... can have a strong impact on a country’s economics and influence. Being seen as trustworthy and respectable can draw more tourists, foreign business and investments, imports and improve diplomatic ...
Ferrous scrap imports by Malaysia plunged by 78% during Q1 2016
scrapmonster.com - 6/24/2016 4:58:08 AM
The Malaysian steel scrap imports during 2014 had totaled 963,000 tons. Meantime, the latest forecast published by the World Steel Association states that the steel demand in five ASEAN countries including Malaysia is likely to grow by 6% in 2017.
Buoyed by Brexit vote, more EU countries talk of exit
Times of India - 6/24/2016 8:28:42 PM
The U.K. would be the first major country to leave the EU, which was born from the ashes of World War II as European leaders sought ... accounting for 45 percent of exports and 53 percent of imports. In addition, the complex nature of Britain's integration ...
Least Developed Countries’ Vulnerabilities Make Graduation Difficult
Inter Press Service - 6/25/2016 2:33:47 AM
The main goal was to understand the lessons learnt by the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs) over the past five years ... such as geographic and environmental vulnerability, import dependency, and demographic pressures. With greater attention ...
Brexit: What it means for Europe and the world
The New Indian Express - 6/25/2016 3:59:41 AM
The EU consists of 28 countries (out of the 51 countries ... EU members account for 16 per cent of world imports and exports. It is the largest trading bloc in the world surpassing the US. In 2012, the EU was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for advancing ...
Indian beef imports challenge Oz dominance
The Jakarta Post - 6/24/2016 2:23:38 PM
Indonesia will import 10,000 tons of buffalo meat from India ... As of May 2016, India was not yet recognized by the World Organization for Animal Health as an FMD-free country, though it has several disease-free zones. Indonesia is among the 67 FMD ...
World Refugee Day
Patheos - 6/23/2016 9:05:41 PM
On Monday’s World Refugee Day 37 refugees ... call us to reach out to the stranger. That is the import of the Bible’s command: “There shall be one law for you, whether stranger or citizen of the country.” (Numbers 9)
India imports cotton from Pakistan as domestic prices climb | Reuters
Firstpost - 6/24/2016 4:58:08 AM
MUMBAI India, the world's biggest cotton producer ... "Supplies are dwindling in both countries. The sharp rally in Indian prices is making imports viable from Pakistan, but it has limited quantity for exports," the dealer said. India has so far imported ...
World reaction as UK votes to leave EU
Dhaka Tribune - 6/24/2016 6:38:21 AM
"From #Brexit to #Frexit: It's now time to import democracy to our country. The French must have the right to ... It is disturbing that the oldest democracy in the world turns its back on us." Gerard Araud, French ambassador to Washington "Now to the ...
Massive food imports arrive in Venezuela from Trinidad and Tobago
Business Recorder - 6/24/2016 8:04:15 AM
The embattled South American country is grappling with an economic crisis prompted by the plunge in prices for its crucial oil exports. The country's opposition is meanwhile seeking to remove President Nicolas Maduro from office with a referendum he is ...
$5.4-billion expansion of Panama Canal could reshape world trade routes
Los Angeles Times - 6/24/2016 11:03:12 AM
It could reshape world trade routes, opening new markets for commodities from South America, pushing back against competition from the Suez Canal and shifting how goods enter the United States. At stake is how imports ... middle of the country on trains ...
Aquaculture imports increase by one billion euros a year
FIS - 6/17/2016 9:55:45 PM
In 2015, EU imports from third countries amounted to EUR 22.3 billion, which represents a 6 per cent or a EUR 1.3 billion increase over 2014 and a 9 per cent increase in the average import prices. Exports to third countries grew 3 per cent, reaching EUR 4 ...
POSCO CEO says steel "protectionism" by US, others to hurt exports: Media
Economic Times - 6/24/2016 4:36:39 AM
China's Commerce Ministry said on Thursday it was deeply concerned about protectionism in the US steel sector and urged the United States to strictly abide by World Trade Organization rule. "The emerging new trend is that some advanced countries are ...
World will feel aftershocks of Brexit for decades to come: economists weigh in on historic vote
National Post - 6/24/2016 9:58:47 AM
Britain stunned the world Thursday morning as ... accounting for 45% of exports and over 50% of imports (Chart 2). And, the EU may not let go easily; they could make this very painful in order to discourage other countries from contemplating departure.
Referendum projections point to country’s exit
The Pueblo Chieftain - 6/23/2016 10:57:14 AM
LONDON — Britain entered uncharted waters today after the country voted ... European Union is the world’s biggest economy and the U.K.’s most important trading partner, accounting for 45 percent of exports and 53 percent of imports.