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
The U.S. filed a WTO dispute to save jobs — by increasing imports from China. Here’s why.
Washington Post - 7/26/2016 8:59:21 AM
In the latest salvo against free trade, Donald Trump argued that the World Trade Organization is ... by Nuno Limão and co-authors that examined the import tariffs that China, as well as a group of other countries, imposed before entry into the WTO agreement.
UK fifth most energy efficient country in the world
Energy Live News - 7/25/2016 10:58:03 PM
The UK has been ranked the fifth most energy efficient country in the world. A report by the American Council for ... reduce dependence on energy imports and reduce pollution. Yet energy efficiency remains massively underutilised globally despite its ...
China gold imports fall in June on higher prices, inventories
Mining - 7/26/2016 7:54:56 AM
Net gold imports dropped 38.5% to 70.886 tonnes in June ... China's internal demand outstrips local supply even though the country is the world’s biggest producer. Gold has been the best performing major commodity this year, climbing about 25% to ...
Russia, Turkey to discuss lifting food import ban, TurkStream link
Reuters - 7/26/2016 8:52:12 AM
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian and Turkish officials will discuss the lifting of a food imports ban that Russia imposed after ... He also said the two countries would review the resumption of the TurkStream gas pipeline project later on Tuesday.
The Olympics Won't Spread Zika Around the World
The Huffington Post - 7/25/2016 5:32:57 AM
To bring evidence into the Zika debate, we calculated how big a risk the virus poses for travelers visiting Rio for the Olympics as well as for the countries into which these individuals may import the virus ... for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, over half ...
Anti-dumping duties on steel imports imposed by Beijing
malaysiasun.com - 7/24/2016 12:07:50 PM
China said a probe had revealed that underpriced steel was hurting the country’s industry BEIJING ... has said that it would be imposing anti-dumping duties on certain steel imports from South Korea, Japan and the European Union. China has said in ...
Darjeeling Hopes to Halt Nepal Imports
WorldTeaNews - 7/26/2016 10:18:06 AM
Indians claim that Nepal is bringing low-cost teas across the border and want to block the import of orthodox* teas ... imported from our neighbouring country under the Agreement are sold to unsuspecting Indian customers in the retail markets.
India and US play chicken at World Trade Organisation
Financial Express - 7/26/2016 1:21:13 AM
India is hopeful of an amicable resolution to the trade dispute with the US on the import of American poultry products at the World Trade Organisation (WTO ... Officials of the two countries held a meeting on July 20 via a video-conferencing facility ...
Is the world heading towards another trade war?
The Times of India Blogs - 7/26/2016 12:26:56 PM
According to the numbers furnished by the WTO these countries have imposed 154 new trade restrictive measures between mid-October 2015 and mid May 2016. This indicates that the world has imposed ... tariff and procedures of imports. While the numbers ...
Govt issues 6,000 import licences, 75pct to South African products
New Zimbabwe - 7/26/2016 12:16:48 AM
The southern African country enforced a Consignment ... observed that most certificates were issued on imports coming from South Africa constituting 75 percent, followed by China, and the rest of the world,” said the minister of Industry and Commerce ...
China Aims To Become A Top 10 Robotics Nation By 2020
chinamoneynetwork.com - 7/26/2016 4:13:01 AM
Wang Ruixiang, president of the China Machinery Industry Federation, stated that the country's target is to reach 150 industrial robots per 10,000 employees in 2020, up from the current level of 36 units, which ranks China as the 28th in the world in terms ...
Regional countries urged to improve trading relations
Trinidad Express Newspapers - 7/26/2016 4:34:30 AM
... import are produced in the same country from which we import them.” With regards to the region's trade relations with developed countries, Reid told the workshop that the liberalisation of world trade has only worked to the benefit of developed ...
BIR releases Paper World Mirror-July 2016
scrapmonster.com - 7/25/2016 6:15:54 AM
Elsewhere in the world, recovered paper prices stabilized in France ... which were due for delivery in August and September. The recovered paper imports by Vietnam from European countries remained weak during the quarter. Meantime, the latest monthly ...
Chinese miners call for anti-dumping probe into iron ore imports
Reuters - 7/26/2016 6:43:21 AM
Imports accounted for about 85 percent of China's total iron ore consumption, driving down capacity utilization at domestic iron ore miners and causing losses and shutdowns, the association said. China is the world's biggest steel producer and iron ore ...
A physicist’s new book proposes that something called 'creative insecurity’ makes certain countries better at science and technology
The Business Insider - 7/26/2016 3:54:32 PM
Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images The subtitle of Mark Zachary Taylor’s new book, The Politics of Innovation (Oxford University Press), asks why some countries are better than ... necessary to purchase strategic imports, like energy, food, raw materials ...