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 February exports tumble unexpectedly
Yahoo Finance - 3/8/2014 5:33:56 AM
China's combined exports and imports grew 7.6 percent in 2013, just short of the official target of 8 percent. China's goods trade in 2013 hit $4.16 trillion, overtaking the United States for the first time to become the world's largest goods ...
Turkey imports 16m mobile phones in 2013
worldbulletin.net - 3/4/2014 12:48:11 PM
In 2012 the country imported 13.2 million mobile phones. Mobile phones carried into the country by travelers decreased by 3 percent in 2013. These imports are calculated to total 1.08 million in the last year, compared with 1.12 million in 2012 ...
Turkey's animal feed imports total $3 bln in 2013
Today's Zaman - 3/5/2014 11:59:52 PM
Karakuş said animal feed imports have increased by 5-10 percent every year ... Currently, Turkey ranks first in the European Union and is the seventh-largest country in the world in terms of its agricultural production capacity. Speaking at the opening ...
Why China saw high growth in iron ore and coal imports in January
Finance Yahoo - 3/4/2014 7:43:21 PM
Iron ore and coal each account for nearly 30% of the world’s dry bulk trade volume ... China’s iron ore imports broke a record high, even as steel output slowed. The country’s imports of iron ore rose 18% from December, to 86.83 million metric ...
China soy imports to rise further as harvest falls
Agrimoney - 3/7/2014 11:18:43 AM
Profit from soybeans negative' Indeed, this year's Chinese soybean harvest will fall by 200,000 tonnes to 12.0m tonnes, the lowest since 1992, thanks to "obstacles to expansion, such as low profits, yield limitations, lucrative alternatives and recently ...
World’s Biggest Arms Importer, India Wants to Buy Local
New York Times - 3/7/2014 4:05:03 PM
NEW DELHI — Of the 30 countries that attended a defense exposition last month to sell weapons to India, the world’s largest arms importer, only the Russians had the chutzpah to dress up their tanks and guns with women in tightfitting camouflage.
Slackening gold curbs likely to slow down silver imports to India
Resource Investor - 3/4/2014 3:39:59 PM
India accounts for more than one-fifth of the world silver consumption. The country’s Silver imports nearly tripled to 5,478 tonnes during 2013. The tighter restraints on gold imports had diverted some traditional gold investors to Silver. Societe ...
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 ...
India's trade: full list of exports, imports and partner countries
theguardian.com - 2/23/2013 3:51:02 AM
India's total merchandise trade has increased over three-fold from $252bn in 2006 to $794 in 2012 - both exports and imports have trebled during this period according to the Export-Import Bank of India (Exim bank). The bank is the premier export finance ...
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 ...
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 ...
Canadian seafood imports targeted by U.S. environmental group
CBC - 1/8/2014 12:53:09 AM
A prominent U.S. environmental group is targeting seafood imports from countries that don't follow American fishing ... and our communities suffer because our prices are not up." If the rest of the world isn't required to meet similar requirements ...
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 ...
World's Fattest Countries
Forbes - 2/6/2007 11:53:29 PM
The Federated States of Micronesia, Cook Islands, Niue and Tonga round out the top five, all with a portly population of over 90%. The U.S. weighs in at No. 9, with 74.1% of those over 15 years old considered overweight. But given that its ...
US urges countries to reduce Iran oil imports
Firstpost - 1/11/2012 11:59:05 PM
Washington: The United States has said it is encouraging countries to diversify away from Iranian oil. Notably, India and China are among the major consumers of Iranian oil. "We're certainly telling all of our partners around the world that we want to see ...