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 US apple farmers actually want Chinese apple imports
The Christian Science Monitor - 12/7/2013 5:37:28 PM
And that's OK with growers in Washington, who harvest the bulk of America's apple crop. Having the world's No ... already produces more apples than Americans can eat. RECOMMENDED: How much do you know about China? Take our quiz.
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 ...
Palm Imports by India Seen Surging as Reserves Replenished
Bloomberg - 12/5/2013 9:57:32 PM
Imports may climb 4.2 percent to 11.1 million tons this season, including 8.3 million tons of palm oil, Godrej’s Mistry estimates. To contact the reporter on this story: Swansy Afonso in Mumbai at firstname.lastname@example.org To contact the editor ...
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 ...
India's trade: full list of exports, imports and partner countries
theguardian.com - 2/23/2013 3:51:02 AM
David Cameron has strongly expressed his want for a 'special relationship' with India and with the largest trade delegation ever to accompany a British prime minister to any country in the world ... 2012 - both exports and imports have trebled during ...
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 ...
Indian 2014 gold imports seen at half usual levels
Reuters Group PLC - 12/6/2013 2:25:23 PM
To curb a record trade deficit, India imposed an import duty of 10 percent on gold, and tied imports for domestic consumption to exports, creating scarce supply of the yellow metal and boosting premiums to a record. As a result, Indians have ...
World's Fattest Countries
Forbes - 2/6/2007 11:53:29 PM
What’s worse is that many nations are following ... with an alarming 94.5% of its adult population (ages 15+) classified as such, based on the most recent estimates by the World Health Organization (WHO). The Federated States of Micronesia ...
Richest Countries by GDP and the Poorest Country
Suite101.com - 11/30/2013 11:58:00 PM
Whilst this will have limitations it is a simple way to define the top 10 richest countries and the poorest country. Often GDP is expressed as "per head" to account for the size of the population and therefore provide a comparison between countries.
Silver imports surge 40 pct in Oct, hit three-month high
Reuters Group PLC - 12/3/2013 6:29:20 AM
The country has imported 4,652 tonnes ... that China would topple India from its position of the world's top gold consumer this year as the strict import rules bite. Robust silver imports by India will continue till early next year, boosted ...
US FDA proposes tough norms for food imports from India, other countries
Firstpost - 8/4/2013 9:21:28 AM
The regulations would require importers, from countries including India, to go through a screening process that ensures that food being imported has been produced in compliance with the processes and procedures required for the US FDA (Food and Drug ...
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 ...
Agri Dep't: PHL in talks with other countries to extend rice imports restriction
GMA Network - 8/31/2013 11:58:33 PM
An Agriculture official on Friday said the Philippines may know by October if the World Trade Organization will grant the country an extension of its quantitative restriction (QR) on rice imports until 2017. “We are hoping to conclude it in October but ...
Russia Suspends Livestock Imports From EU Countries
en.ria.ru - 3/20/2012 11:20:12 PM
Russia imposed on Tuesday a temporary ban on imports of live swine and livestock from all EU countries due to the spread of two deadly animal viruses in Europe. Russia’s veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said that despite the wide spread of the ...
Can Developed Countries Reduce Future Total World Carbon Emissions?
theenergycollective.com - 12/13/2012 11:53:07 PM
Growth of World and Non-Annex countries carbon emissions began ... Reducing or totally eliminating oil imports from OPEC countries could end the need to maintain (waste) huge-costly military resources to protect these foreign oil supplies.