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
Turkey imports 16m mobile phones in 2013
worldbulletin.net - 3/4/2014 12:48:11 PM
Turkey’s mobile phone imports increased by 19 percent in 2013, Turkey’s Communication Authority said on Monday. Data provided by the Information and Communications Technologies Authority of Turkey (BTK) indicates that Turkey imported 15.8 million ...
Turkey's animal feed imports total $3 bln in 2013
Today's Zaman - 3/6/2014 9:11:03 AM
Turkey, the seventh-largest country in the world in terms of agricultural production capacity, imported 6 million tons of animal feed, worth $3 billion, in 2013, due to the country's inadequate production to meet domestic demand. According to a recent ...
World’s Biggest Arms Importer, India Wants to Buy Local
New York Times - 3/7/2014 12:48:47 AM
NEW DELHI — Of the 30 countries that attended a defense exposition last month to sell weapons to India, the world’s largest arms importer, only the Russians had the chutzpah to dress up their tanks and guns with women in tightfitting camouflage.
Slackening gold curbs likely to slow down silver imports to India
Resource Investor - 3/4/2014 3:39:59 PM
India accounts for more than one-fifth of the world silver consumption. The country’s Silver imports nearly tripled to 5,478 tonnes during 2013. The tighter restraints on gold imports had diverted some traditional gold investors to Silver. Societe ...
Rising imports could spoil party for Japanese steelmakers
Thomson Reuters - 3/6/2014 5:14:50 AM
The price of hot-rolled coil (HRC) - a steel product used for pipes, ships and cars - in Japan has rebounded 6 percent from a year ago to 66,000 yen ($640) a tonne in March. The price of heavy plates has risen more sharply to 75,000 yen per ...
China Seeks Its Own GMO-Food Path
Wall Street Journal - 3/7/2014 1:46:03 AM
China has long faced unfavorable food math: It feeds a fifth of the world’s population on a seventh of its available land—and not the world’s most fertile, Beijing often complains. So the question in global agriculture markets has often ...
The biggest economic risk revolves around Russia's supply of natural gas; many eastern European countries rely almost entirely on those imports
Supply & Demand Chain Executive - 3/3/2014 11:55:05 PM
LONDON (AP) — Fears of a tit-for-tat campaign of economic sanctions between Russia and Western powers over Ukraine ratcheted up Monday, with concerns largely centering on Russia's supplies of natural gas to Europe. But with the situation in Ukraine still ...
Pakistan’s trade strategy
Dawn - 3/7/2014 2:36:10 AM
WHAT higher-order development objectives does Pakistan’s trade strategy and policy seek to achieve? For the past four decades or so, many developing countries have latched onto the coat-tails of the boom in global trade and leap-frogged the ...
Asian countries lead in global arms imports, says Swedish peace institute
Deutsche Welle - 3/14/2011 10:03:00 AM
According to SIPRI, India leads the world in arms imports, followed by three other Asian countries. The global arms trade is on the rise India is the world's leading nation when it comes to arms imports by volume, according to the Stockholm International ...
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 ... to $794 in 2012 - both exports and imports have trebled ...
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 Soybean Imports Seen by Oil World Jumping 17% Next Season
Bloomberg - 5/21/2013 1:42:13 PM
China’s soybean imports, the world’s largest, may jump 17 percent in the next season as the country rebuilds stockpiles, Oil World said. China may import 68 million metric tons of soybeans in the 2013-14 marketing year that begins Aug. 1 ...
Canadian seafood imports targeted by U.S. environmental group
CBC - 1/8/2014 12:53:09 AM
A prominent U.S. environmental group is targeting seafood imports from countries that don't follow American fishing ... and our communities suffer because our prices are not up." If the rest of the world isn't required to meet similar requirements ...
Arab Grain Imports Rising Rapidly
sustainablog.org - 5/2/2012 6:11:30 PM
The Arab countries in the Middle East and North Africa make up only 5 percent of the world’s population, yet they take in more than 20 percent of the world’s grain exports. Imports to the region have jumped from 30 million tons of grain in 1990 to ...
World's Fattest Countries
Forbes - 2/6/2007 11:53:29 PM
No matter how you tip the scales ... Elsewhere, developing countries are dealing with what many experts call a nutrition transition–economies that are used to dealing primarily with undernutrition must now fight obesity.