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
Kingdom imports 80% of its Nutritional needs
alriyadh.com - 4/18/2014 1:42:11 PM
According to the report issued by the International Bank concerning Nutrients prices in the Arab World; Gulf Cooperation Council countries import 90% of its ... to reliance on imported foodstuffs as it imports 97% of its nutritional needs, while the ...
Cocoa Imports By Indonesia Rising On Chocolate Demand
Live Trading News - 4/16/2014 4:11:54 AM
Cocoa purchases by Indonesia, the world’s 3rd biggest grower, will probably increase 4X to a record this year as the government plans to scrap an import tax, according to the country’s grinders association Wednesday. Shipments may reach 120,000 metric ...
Mexican sugar producers deny imports threaten U.S. industry
Reuters Group PLC - 4/18/2014 6:07:02 PM
In Mexico's first formal response to the surprise charge, industry and government representatives said the country should not be blamed for a collapse in prices. "Prices have simply returned to historical levels. This has happened the world over ...
World merchandise exports grew by 2%, while services trade recorded 5% increase in 2013
UNCTAD - 4/14/2014 1:11:08 PM
Imports grew particularly in developing countries of Western Africa (8.6%) and Eastern Asia (6.2%), while they decreased the most in developed Oceania (-5.8%), followed by developed Asia (-5.5%). In real terms, quarterly figures show that world merchandise ...
China Is Looking to Ban High-Sulfur Coal Imports
Softpedia News - 4/14/2014 9:29:14 AM
Specialists say that, should the country move to ban high-sulfur coal imports, its energy sector might just green ... unless air quality in this part of the world improves sooner rather than later, social unrest will shortly follow.
New Data Shows Continuing Decline in World Olive Oil Imports
Olive Oil Times - 4/13/2014 11:56:34 PM
A worrying fall in world trade in olive oil and olive pomace oil continues ... months of the crop year showed intra-EU acquisitions dropped 8 percent and imports from non-EU countries 3 percent, the IOC said.
Call for curbs on imports
Nation News - 4/18/2014 4:38:09 AM
REGARDLESS OF what the World Trade Organisation (WTO) thinks, Barbados should put curbs on imports to protect its agricultural ... “How do we expect to compete with these large countries whose agriculture is subsidised and we aren’t subsidised?
Negative trade balance as Bulgarian exports to non-EU countries dropped in January-February 2014
The Sofia Globe - 4/11/2014 9:04:09 AM
In the first two months of 2014, Bulgarian exports to third countries added up to 2.4 billion leva (about 1.2 billion euro) while imports decreased by 8.8 per cent, adding up to three billion leva. The main trade partners of Bulgaria in January-February ...
EU gas imports from Russia could drop a quarter by 2020
Thomson Reuters - 4/9/2014 11:08:13 AM
Poland also has plans to use more of its large domestic lignite coal reserves. Other countries in the Baltic region are also planning to begin LNG imports soon. Finland and Estonia, who both import all their gas needs from Russia, signed an agreement in ...
China in the Next Decade: Rising Meat Demand and Growing Imports of Feed
The Pig Site - 4/17/2014 3:02:07 PM
Policy adjustments in China make it difficult to forecast the country’s demand for imports. China’s price supports contributed to the surge of grain and oilseed imports during 2012-13 by lifting domestic prices above world prices. In early 2014 ...
India, China support Philippines’ bid to curb rice imports
The Hindu Business Line - 4/18/2014 1:49:20 PM
India and China have supported the Philippines’ request to the World Trade Organisation ... restrictions on rice imports despite the special dispensation lapsing in 2012, it can be dragged into dispute by any WTO member country for breaching multilateral ...
Cocoa Imports by Indonesia Jumping on Chocolate Demand
Bloomberg - 4/16/2014 12:51:28 AM
Cocoa purchases by Indonesia, the third-biggest grower, will probably increase fourfold to a record this year as the government plans to scrap an import tax, according to the country’s grinders ... it’s not removed, bean imports may be the same as ...
Turkey rising as an energy hub: U.S. institute
aa.com.tr - 4/18/2014 5:16:56 PM
The oil-rich Caspian and Middle Eastern countries have formed connections with Turkey in order for their exports to reach to some of world's biggest consumers ... 59 per cent of its total natural gas imports from Russia, according to Eurogas, an ...
Russian Gas Exports and Western Encroachments on Russia
The Energy Collective - 4/17/2014 10:58:44 AM
As a result of low-cost Russian gas imports, Europe’s LNG import terminal ... Nigeria 20.0 and Indonesia 18.1. Much of the world’s LNG exports are from politically unstable countries. In 2012, Europe-Eurasia imported LNG mainly from Qatar 24.0 Mmt ...
Ukraine Restarts Gas Imports From Poland, Maxes Out Pipeline
RIA Novosti - 4/17/2014 8:52:52 PM
MOSCOW, April 17 (RIA Novosti) – Ukraine restarted imports of natural gas from Poland this week ... two $100 discounts on the price of gas exported to Ukraine, following the country's failure to pay its gas debts and the ending of an agreement on ...