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
Global Leaders In Merchandise Imports
worldatlas.com - 8/26/2016 5:19:27 PM
The top global importing countries in 2015 are briefly looked at below. The United States imported merchandise worth $2.308 trillion in 2015 to emerge as the largest global importer. The United States is a world leading economy and imports mainly due to ...
As Japan and South Korea import less LNG, other Asian countries begin to import more
technology.org - 8/24/2016 11:55:32 PM
Japan, South Korea, and China are the three largest importers of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the world, accounting for more than half of global LNG imports in 2015. Combined LNG imports in these countries averaged 18.2 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d ...
World economy still sputtering, trade figures show
Market Watch - 8/24/2016 2:41:22 AM
according to the CPB World Trade Monitor produced by the Netherlands. Weaker trade patterns reflect fresh economic struggles in various countries and less demand among consumers, the main drivers of growth. Import volume fell the most in the Euro area (-1 ...
Trade Dynamics And China, Part 1: The United States
econintersect.com - 8/27/2016 12:31:56 PM
Part 2 provides a broader view of the Chinese share of imports and exports to the world. Part 2 also looks at the types of ... Mexico's exporters are even less dependent on China - the country's exports to China account for not even 2 percent of its ...
Hong Kong bans all poultry imports from bird flu hit Togo
customstoday.com.pk - 8/27/2016 3:16:35 PM
A CFS spokesman however noted that Hong Kong did not have any established protocol with Togo for imports ... the country. Appropriate action will be taken in response to the development of the situation,” the spokesman said. According to the World ...
China oil giants unmoved by bull rally after worst earnings
worldoil.com - 8/25/2016 1:10:06 PM
High production costs, aging fields and low prices have resulted in a decline in China’s domestic crude output, helping drive imports by the world’s second-biggest consumer to a record. The country’s crude production in July tumbled to the lowest ...
The Largest Source Of Imports By Country
brilliantmaps.com - 3/18/2015 11:55:23 PM
However, a closer look shows that’s it the largest source of imports for Nepal ... as well as an important source of imports for many countries around the world.
How African countries can break the cycle of debt dependency
mgafrica.com - 8/24/2016 2:44:21 PM
75% of the world’s ten poorest countries are in sub-Saharan Africa although the continent ... This partly occurs when investors are allowed duty-free imports on capital equipment. The immediate effect is that it denies governments much needed tax revenue ...
Exclusive: Venezuela's oil imports slump on payment woes, economic meltdown
Win 98.5 - 8/25/2016 2:33:01 AM
Despite having the world's largest crude reserves ... in domestic demand for gasoline and diesel, reported by the country's fuel retailers, has partially mitigated the need for imports. In 2016, PDVSA's base of suppliers has fallen to 13 from 19 in ...
WHY IT MATTERS: Issues at stake in election
News-Times - 8/27/2016 3:16:35 PM
Economists say imports cut prices for consumers ... AMERICA AND THE WORLD How the U.S. uses its influence as the world's sole superpower is a central feature of presidential power. It can mean taking the country to war — to protect the homeland or ...
How the movement of the rand affects you
businesstech.co.za - 8/27/2016 1:14:53 PM
When a country’s imports exceed its exports ... Of the four major currencies in the world – the US dollar, euro, British pound, Japanese yen – the dollar probably accounts for two thirds of all currency trade in the world. When the Bretton Woods ...
5 things you need to know about the world's fastest growing smartphone market
Mashable - 8/24/2016 9:15:04 AM
The world’s fastest growing smartphone market has over 60 phone companies fighting with each other for the attention of country’s 1.3 billion people ... Apple's plans to import refurbished iPhones in India might have hit the wall but the government ...
Poor Countries Tax Imports At The Border, Rich Countries Open Their Borders
Forbes - 2/7/2016 2:08:20 PM
So while in a perfect world global trade would be wholly untouched by politicians, the TPP is advantageous to American producers for it reducing taxes on their exports. It’s then hugely advantageous to the other countries involved simply because imports ...
EC World Imports Urban Designs Adjustable Height Bar Stool
www.walmart.com - 8/19/2016 10:46:54 AM
Overall Product Weight: -11 lbs. Important Made in USA Origin Disclaimer: For certain items sold by Walmart on Walmart.com, the displayed country of origin information may not be accurate or consistent with manufacturer information. For updated ...
Review Of 'The Euro' By Joseph Stiglitz
Seeking Alpha - 8/27/2016 12:10:28 PM
Such obsolete recipes of "structural adjustment" applied by the IMF had brought misery in many developing countries ... chits" to help balance export and imports, quite conventional considering that over 20% of all world trade is already conducted in ...