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
Why India's love affair with gold is set to deepen
BBC - 10/22/2014 8:08:52 PM
200 tonnes of gold will have been smuggled into the country. 'Emotional, sentimental and religious' Marcus Grubb, from the World Gold Council feels that restrictions on imports have created two gold markets in India - an official one and a smuggled one.
Indian Gold Demand Jumps During Run-Up To Diwali Festival
Forbes - 10/22/2014 1:42:19 PM
India, in turn, is one of the world’s two largest gold-buying nations ... into India were weighing on the balance of payments,” Dahdah said. As the country’s gold imports rose last month, India’s trade deficit widened to $14.3 billion, the ...
Venezuela Cuts Imports Amid Currency Shortage
Wall Street Journal - 10/14/2014 3:39:11 PM
The World Bank and International Monetary Fund both estimate that the economy will shrink by nearly 3% this year, more than any other country in Latin America. To be sure, consumption and imports typically drop during an economic contraction, but domestic ...
Canada threatens retaliatory action on American imports
fooddive.com - 10/22/2014 1:42:19 PM
The World Trade Organization has ruled in favor of Canada and Mexico in their dispute with the United States over country-of-origin labels on meat. It's the second such loss by the U.S. over the so-called COOL regulations. At issue are U.S. rules that ...
Oil supply enough to keep squeeze on Iran: Obama
Arab Times - 10/22/2014 7:40:14 PM
The world oil market is tight ... and is working with those countries to reduce their imports. Turkey announced Friday it was shrinking oil imports from Iran by 20 percent, apparently bowing to pressure from the United States and the sanctions threat.
World Trade Organization Attacks Commonsense Country of Origin Labels
foodandwaterwatch.org - 10/20/2014 3:24:54 PM
Washington, D.C.—Today, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled that mandatory country of origin labels (COOL ... that the implementation of the COOL rules discouraged livestock imports from Canada and Mexico. “The WTO’s continued assault against ...
World may not have enough food by 2050: Report
CNBC - 10/15/2014 11:56:05 AM
states that with a world population expected to be at least 9 billion people in 2050, the demand for food, feed, fiber and fuel will likely outpace food production if the current rate of output remains the same. "Countries need to prioritize agriculture ...
U.S. Shale Oil Market and New Shale Gas Countries Reviewed in 2014 Research Reports
Market Watch - 10/21/2014 10:58:52 AM
The world's country's currently imports 705.5 billion cubic metres by pipeline and 327.9 billion cubic metres by LNG tanker. According to BP, shale gas supplies are expected to meet 46% of the growth in gas demand and account for 21% of world gas ...
Half-year trade deficit soars to record ¥5.427 trillion
Japan Times - 10/22/2014 4:34:07 PM
But Takeshi Minami, chief economist at the Norinchukin Research Institute, disagreed with this view, saying a potential slump in the world economy ... and imports rose 2.8 percent to ¥9.079 trillion. In September alone, the country posted a trade deficit ...
Europe could save up to $80 billion in energy imports as prices plunge
Reuters - 10/15/2014 8:14:11 AM
Falling energy prices reflect a darkening world economic outlook but they could temper any new downturn. While headline inflation rates could be pushed lower, households and energy-intensive industries in countries that rely on oil imports will find their ...
The Energy Collective - 10/17/2014 10:42:08 AM
Gary Hunt Gary is an Executive-in-Residence at Deloitte Investments with extensive experience in the energy & utility industries. More » Jesse Jenkins is a graduate student and researcher at MIT with expertise in energy technology, policy, and innovation ...
U.S. oil imports down more than 7 percent
United Press International - 10/17/2014 6:53:04 AM
U.S. President Barack Obama in an early October economic address said the country is producing more than it imports for the first time in nearly ... analysis and insight for readers around the world.
Cheese Exports to Canada Jeopardized by WTO Ruling on COOL
Ag Web - 10/20/2014 1:37:32 PM
The World Trade Organization’s ruling today that U.S. “Country of Origin Labeling” unfairly treats Canadian and Mexican beef imports could have implications for the dairy industry. Identified in the items for possible retaliation are cheeses that are ...
UPDATE 1-India's vegoil imports to open new marketing year on weak note
Reuters - 10/15/2014 3:02:12 PM
Imports by the world's leading vegetable oil buyer hit a record high in August due to expectations of a poor harvest of soybean, the country's main summer-sown oilseed crop. But they fell by a fifth to 1.05 million tonnes in September, according to data ...
Country-of-Origin labeling again on the ropes
Ravalli Republic - 10/21/2014 10:08:45 AM
The World Trade Organization (WTO) announced its ruling on Oct. 20 regarding the U.S. country-of-origin labeling (COOL ... the WTO said the labeling regulations discriminate against meat imports and favor the domestic meat products. However, the WTO ...