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
A major warning from one of the most reliable bellwethers of the world economy
The Business Insider - 9/1/2015 6:04:02 AM
This is a troubling sign, as Korea's exports represent the world's imports. Because it is the first monthly set ... petrochemicals to electronics such as PCs and mobile devices. "The country has long been a reliable bellwether," HSBC's Frederic Neumann ...
Pakistan could become region's most water-stressed country by 2040: report
The Express Tribune - 9/1/2015 4:30:58 AM
The report, which scores every country on the scale of zero to five, with the higher number representing the most water-stressed, stated by 2040 Pakistan would be 23rd most water-stressed country in the world with ... rely on grain imports for domestic ...
World Cotton consumption to be limited in 2015-16
Commodity Online - 9/2/2015 4:15:28 AM
World cotton imports are projected to remain stable in 2015/16 at ... In recent years, mill use has shifted to lower cost countries, primarily in Asia, as cotton spinning has become less competitive in China.
Huge imports by state sector dent Vietnam's trade balance
Thanh Nien News - 9/2/2015 10:13:23 AM
Notably, the shortfall was 3.6 times higher than the country's trade deficit ... exports fell 2.5 percent from the same period last year to $31.7 billion, while its imports went up 7.7 percent to $44.7 billion. On the other hand, the foreign direct ...
Zim spends $744m on fuel imports
nehandaradio.com - 8/31/2015 11:58:57 PM
HARARE – Zimbabwe has spent $744 million on petroleum products in the seven months to July from the import of ... Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec), has decided not to cut production. The price of oil is critical to today’s world economy, given ...
Dawn - 8/31/2015 1:40:21 AM
Nepal is among the poorest and least developed countries in the world and the second poorest in Asia ... Last year, FDI saw a 150pc jump to $3.5bn. Imports jumped 26pc and exports, mostly to neighboring countries, rose 15pc. The increase in foreign ...
Unrestricted rice imports to kill small farmers, says rice miller
interaksyon.com - 8/30/2015 7:32:18 AM
Liberalization led to more smuggling Worse, when rice imports were liberalized as the country acceded to the General Agreement on Tariff and Trade (GATT) in 1995 that led to the establishment of the World Trade Organization (WTO), rice smuggling actually ...
South Korea August exports plunge by most since 2009
Business Recorder - 9/1/2015 6:18:21 AM
Low crude oil prices resulted in falls in the prices of the country's petrochemical products while shipments ... with a 1.8 percent decline in June and 3.3 percent in July. Imports in August dived at an even greater rate of 18.3 percent on-year to $34.98 ...
Govt looking into import duty, FTA issues: Steel minister
Live Mint - 8/27/2015 11:10:36 AM
India, the world’s third largest steel producer ... In the same month, India had slapped an anti-dumping duty of up to $316 per tonne on imports of certain steel products from three countries, including China, to protect domestic producers from below ...
Afghan airfields built for war now seen as hubs for economic growth of landlocked country
FOX News - 8/31/2015 6:19:32 AM
The billions of people living in Asia and the Middle East "can constitute a huge number of tourists and related other activities: cargo, passenger and export/import ... the country is another factor, and the 2.5 percent growth projected by the World ...
Huge Purchases By Chinese Oil Trader Raise Prices, Confusion
Wall Street Journal - 9/1/2015 10:28:53 AM
China’s oil imports have held up this year despite the country’s broader economic growth slowdown, with much of its purchases believed to have gone toward building up its strategic oil reserves. China is expected to surpass the U.S. as the world’s ...
REUTERS - Egypt says Zohr gas find will not undermine talks on imports from Israel
en.aswatmasriya.com - 9/2/2015 4:29:47 AM
Italian energy company Eni announced on Sunday that it had found an estimated 30 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of gas in the Zohr field, making it the biggest discovery in the Mediterranean and the world ... import natural gas from eastern Mediterranean ...
Violence and looting grip Venezuela as socialist country struggles to feed citizens
Natural News - 8/31/2015 3:49:12 AM
He has also blamed the United States for his country's shortages and other economic problems. Breitbart News reported that the Maduro government has taken drastic steps to shield the rising unrest from the world. For example, the government has banned the ...
Why India needs to pull itself up by the bootstraps rather than waiting for global recovery
The Economic Times - 9/1/2015 5:56:52 AM
Of all the major world economies, the Indian economy is perhaps the least linked to China’s. It is not part of the Chinese supply chain network. Its capital and consumption are not tied to investments in China. It is not among countries that are ...
ACI Releases 2014 World Airport Traffic Report
aviationpros.com - 8/31/2015 2:40:37 PM
With comprehensive data coverage for over 2,200 airports in more than 160 countries worldwide ... "The overall flow of exports and imports by sea, land and air, measured by world trade volumes in goods and services, has grown. The American economic ...