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
Exports, imports down in October, trade surplus hits $75M: StatsCan
Montreal Gazette - 12/4/2013 9:41:25 AM
OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the country’s merchandise imports declined 1.2 per cent and exports decreased 0.3 per cent in October. The agency says that pushed the trade balance with the world to a $75 million surplus from a $303 million ...
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 ...
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 ...
Silver imports surge 40 pct in Oct, hit three-month high
Reuters Group PLC - 12/3/2013 6:29:20 AM
More shipments by the world's top buyer may help underpin global silver prices that have slumped 37 percent so far this year - their biggest annual drop in at least three decades. Silver imports jumped 40 percent to 338 tonnes in October from ...
India's trade: full list of exports, imports and partner countries
theguardian.com - 2/23/2013 3:51:02 AM
A publication on India's trade and investment by Exim bank highlights the trend in exports moving towards southern countries, particularly in the Asia and Africa regions. Asia is a key destination of India's exports - in 2001-02 Asia's share stood at 40.2% ...
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 ...
WTO's Talks Were DOA
Bloomberg - 12/4/2013 6:16:49 PM
Toward the end of the George W. Bush administration, it became clear that the Doha round of talks at the World Trade Organization, aimed at expanding multilateral free trade in sensitive areas such as agriculture, was going to be a dud.
IFC and Société Générale Trade Facility Supports Energy Imports in Cote d’Ivoire
appablog.wordpress.com - 12/4/2013 2:27:45 PM
WASHINGTON, December 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Société Générale have co-arranged a $300 million facility for Cote d’Ivoire’s only oil refinery that will help guarantee a ...
Richest Countries by GDP and the Poorest Country
Suite101.com - 11/30/2013 11:58:00 PM
Whilst this will have limitations it is a simple way to define the top 10 richest countries and the poorest country. Often GDP is expressed as "per head" to account ... and a number of other South African countries share this category.
World's Fattest Countries
Forbes - 2/6/2007 11:53:29 PM
“The Western diet overwhelms, and many people are not genetically engineered to cope with this,” says Rigby. Countries Transformed This change in lifestyle is most evident in the South Pacific. On the list of “fattest ...
Agri Dep't: PHL in talks with other countries to extend rice imports restriction
GMA Network - 8/31/2013 11:58:33 PM
An Agriculture official on Friday said the Philippines may know by October if the World Trade Organization will grant the country an extension of its quantitative restriction (QR) on rice imports until 2017. “We are hoping to conclude it in October but ...
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 ...
Russia Suspends Livestock Imports From EU Countries
en.ria.ru - 3/20/2012 11:20:12 PM
Russia imposed on Tuesday a temporary ban on imports of live swine and livestock from all EU countries due to the spread of two deadly animal viruses in Europe. Russia’s veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said that despite the wide spread of the ...
U.S. Oil Imports Are Falling, But Reliance on These Countries Is Rising
The Motley Fool - 5/4/2013 2:31:01 PM
While the rise of oil imports from Canada is not concerning at all -- after all, the U.S. and Canada have the largest trade relationship of any two countries in the world -- rising Saudi imports may be disconcerting to some since they go against the idea ...
Record imports make China world’s top importer of crude oil
Financial Times - 10/11/2013 11:52:53 PM
China’s crude oil imports set a daily record in September, making the country the world’s top importing nation on the back of strong overall imports. But September exports were weaker than expected, as worldwide demand failed to keep up with Chinese ...