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
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 ...
Gold Imports by India May Surge as Festival Lures Shoppers (2)
Businessweek - 5/13/2013 4:57:49 PM
Gold imports by India, the world’s biggest consumer, may soar this quarter as a plunge in prices spurs demand for jewelry, coins and bars during the country’s biggest bullion festival, a jewelers’ group said. Inbound shipments may jump 47 ...
World wheat trade nearly unchanged
CattleNetwork.com - 5/14/2013 7:55:35 PM
World wheat trade for the July-June international trade year in 2013/14 is projected at 143.0 million tons, just 0.7 million tons lower than in the previous year. However, the structure of imports and exports by country is expected to shift substantially.
Eurozone: Periphery Countries Restored External Balances, Recovery Follows?
econintersect.com - 5/22/2013 12:58:05 PM
Unfortunately, competitiveness measures are at best imperfect. A common metric is based on unit labor costs, that is, on labor compensation growth relative to labor productivity. The intuition is simple: Higher wages erode competitiveness unless ...
Gold Imports by India Seen Topping 100 Tons for a Second Month
Bloomberg - 5/8/2013 3:42:01 AM
Gold imports by India, the world’s largest consumer ... Akshaya Tritiya festival is considered by the country’s more than 900 million Hindus as the traditional day to buy precious metals. Bullion is bought during festivals and marriages ...
India's coking coal imports seen rising to 35 mln T in 2013/14
Reuters - 5/22/2013 1:48:11 PM
India, the world's fourth-largest steel producer ... that are coming up," said the official at the country's third-largest steelmaker, who did not wish to be identified citing company policy. Imports in the last fiscal year covered about ...
Cooking Oil Imports by India Slump on Stockpiles, Low Demand
Businessweek - 5/14/2013 3:30:44 PM
Cooking oil imports by India, the world’s second-biggest buyer ... “We can see a pickup in demand in August” when the festival season begins in the country, he said. Vegetable oil purchases in the six months to April rose 12 percent ...
Brazil's metal imports from Arab world hike 138% in 2012
MENAFN - 5/19/2013 11:53:02 PM
(MENAFN) The Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce stated that Brazil's imports of metals from the Arab world in 2012 soared 138 percent ... said that in the period, Arab countries imported USD133.90 million worth of metals from the South American country.
China Swings to Trade Surplus on Higher Exports to Asian Countries
International Business Times - 5/8/2013 5:50:52 AM
That compares to analysts estimates for a 10.3% rise in exports and a 13.9% increase in imports. China's April trade with the rest of the world gained 12% year-on ... For the first four months of 2013, the country recorded a trade surplus of $61bn.
India coal imports hit record high on slow domestic output-sources
Reuters - 5/8/2013 10:01:25 AM
and are set to grow further as the world's third-biggest producer struggles to raise domestic supplies. A drop in global coal prices, however, softened the impact of the surging imports on India's finances, with the country forking out about $15 ...
Coal imports hit record high on slow domestic output
MoneyControl.com - 5/9/2013 3:19:22 AM
and are set to grow further as the world's third-biggest producer struggles to raise domestic supplies. A drop in global coal prices, however, softened the impact of the surging imports on India's finances, with the country forking out about $15.5 billion ...
RBI puts restrictions on gold imports by banks to moderate demand
in.com - 5/13/2013 10:02:38 AM
Due to high gold imports, the country's trade deficit in April widened to $17.8 billion ... Gold imports into India, the world's largest consumer of the metal, stood at around 830 tonne in 2012-13.
China halts imports of New Zealand meat
myMotherLode - 5/20/2013 1:54:44 AM
Hundreds of tons of frozen mutton, lamb and beef from New Zealand have been stranded on Chinese docks after China halted imports from the country due to a certification dispute. China is New Zealand's largest export market and its largest consumer of sheep ...
Gold imports in India more than double in April
Mineweb - 5/14/2013 6:08:13 PM
Alarm bells started ringing in India on Monday afternoon about the country's high trade deficit, pegged at $17.8 billion in April and the highest so far this year, the government targeted its ire on gold imports by creating new import hurdles later the ...
Rediff.com » Business » Coal imports hit record high on slow domestic output
Rediff - 5/9/2013 9:17:16 AM
Despite its abundant reserves of about 286 billion tonnes, the world's fifth ... than half of the country's 223.3 gigawatt installed capacity is produced from coal, according to the Central Electricity Authority. India's total coal imports, which include ...