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 ...
US July shrimp imports drop 4% despite Indian surge in sales
undercurrentnews - 9/3/2015 6:26:07 PM
US shrimp imports from the rest of the world dropped by 4.1% in July compared to a year ... Thai shrimp production year to date though presents a rosier picture. The country has exported 36,443t so far in 2015, compared to 31,102t for the same period ...
3 Reasons Why Countries Devalue Their Currency
Investopedia - 9/2/2015 7:10:15 PM
On a world market, goods from one country must compete with those from all other countries ... (See also: Interesting Facts About Imports and Exports.) In other words, exporters become more competitive in a global market. Exports are encouraged while ...
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 ...
Russia bans Bulgarian food imports over false certificates
The Sofia Globe - 9/3/2015 3:34:19 PM
Russia banned food imports from EU countries last year in retaliation for European sanctions over Moscow’s role in the Ukrainian crisis. Reports in Russian media have disputed the efficiency of the ban, citing numerous examples when foodstuffs were ...
India edible oil producers fight losing battle against cheap palm oil imports | Reuters
Firstpost - 9/4/2015 2:40:02 AM
Now with Malaysian palm oil prices 1FCPOc3 near 6-1/2 year lows, imports could rise even more, undermining Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to make the country self-sufficient ... making it the world's top buyer of cooking oils.
World Cotton consumption to be limited in 2015-16
Commodity Online - 9/2/2015 7:14:25 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.
Edible oil producers fight losing battle against cheap palm oil imports
Economic Times - 9/3/2015 10:08:01 PM
Now with Malaysian palm oil prices near 6-1/2 year lows, imports could rise even more, undermining Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to make the country self-sufficient ... making it the world's top buyer of cooking oils. While India does have a ...
India's Iran Oil Imports Fall to 5-Month Low in August
NDTV - 9/4/2015 8:37:57 AM
Despite the drop, India is still expected to raise imports as sanctions against the OPEC country ease. In a pact clinched on July ... seventh by last fiscal year as sanctions bit. India, the world's fourth-biggest oil consumer and Tehran's top client ...
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 ...
Egypt says Zohr gas find will not undermine talks on imports from Israel
YNET News - 9/2/2015 4:18:27 PM
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 ...
Zimbabwe spent $744m on petroleum products import
customstoday.com.pk - 9/2/2015 6:31:28 AM
HARARE: Zimbabwe has spent $744 million on petroleum products in the seven months to July from the import of 747 ... Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec), has decided not to cut production. The price of oil is critical to today’s world economy, given ...
Guatemala swears in new president after Perez Molina, beset by corruption scandal, resigns
US News and World Report - 9/4/2015 3:58:47 AM
Maldonado reached out to protesters who took to the streets against the country's entrenched corruption ... involvement in a scheme in which businesspeople paid bribes to avoid import duties through Guatemala's customs agency. Judge Miguel Angel Galvez ...
World briefs: Iran’s top leader: No nuclear deal unless sanctions lifted
Your Houston News - 9/3/2015 8:24:49 AM
TEHRAN, Iran— Iran’s supreme leader said Thursday “there will be no deal” if world powers insist on suspending rather ... out to protesters who took to the streets against the country’s entrenched corruption, promising he would “leave a legacy ...