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
Global Leaders In Merchandise Imports
worldatlas.com - 8/26/2016 5:19:27 PM
The top global importing countries in 2015 are briefly looked at below. The United States imported merchandise worth $2.308 trillion in 2015 to emerge as the largest global importer. The United States is a world leading economy and imports mainly due to ...
As Japan and South Korea import less LNG, other Asian countries begin to import more
hellenicshippingnews.com - 8/25/2016 8:55:23 PM
Japan, South Korea, and China are the three largest importers of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the world, accounting for more than half of global LNG imports in 2015. Combined LNG imports in these countries averaged 18.2 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d ...
Trade Dynamics And China, Part 2: The World
econintersect.com - 8/28/2016 11:04:51 AM
the article gives special attention to China's imports of oil-related products. It also looks at China's trade on a regional basis, and provides a dynamic map of the trade relations between China and the rest of the world on a country-by-country basis.
As Japan and South Korea import less LNG, other Asian countries import more
theamericanenergynews.com - 8/24/2016 3:55:56 PM
in the world, accounting for more than half of global LNG imports in 2015, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Combined LNG imports in these countries averaged 18.2 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in 2015, a 5% (0.9 Bcf/d) decline ...
Oman imports of food commodities drop by 3pct
MENAFN - 8/28/2016 2:53:55 PM
(MENAFN) The value of Oman imports of food commodities reached at OMR1.13bn last ... the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism is looking to visitors from Gulf countries to offset the recent ... Aug 28 2016 - Construction worker becomes the new ...
Hong Kong bans all poultry imports from bird flu hit Togo
customstoday.com.pk - 8/27/2016 6:01:13 PM
A CFS spokesman however noted that Hong Kong did not have any established protocol with Togo for imports ... the country. Appropriate action will be taken in response to the development of the situation,” the spokesman said. According to the World ...
China oil giants unmoved by bull rally after worst earnings
worldoil.com - 8/25/2016 1:10:06 PM
High production costs, aging fields and low prices have resulted in a decline in China’s domestic crude output, helping drive imports by the world’s second-biggest consumer to a record. The country’s crude production in July tumbled to the lowest ...
The Largest Source Of Imports By Country
brilliantmaps.com - 3/18/2015 11:55:23 PM
However, a closer look shows that’s it the largest source of imports for Nepal ... as well as an important source of imports for many countries around the world.
How African countries can break the cycle of debt dependency
mgafrica.com - 8/24/2016 2:44:21 PM
75% of the world’s ten poorest countries are in sub-Saharan Africa although the continent ... This partly occurs when investors are allowed duty-free imports on capital equipment. The immediate effect is that it denies governments much needed tax revenue ...
WHY IT MATTERS: A sampling of issues at stake in election and their impact on Americans, and the world
Associated Press - 8/27/2016 6:34:02 AM
Economists say imports cut prices for consumers ... AMERICA AND THE WORLD How the U.S. uses its influence as the world's sole superpower is a central feature of presidential power. It can mean taking the country to war - to protect the homeland or to ...
Developing Countries Dominate World Demand for Agricultural Products
ers.usda.gov - 8/4/2013 11:54:47 PM
These countries will account for most of the increase in world consumption and imports of agricultural products during the period. Projected increases in global demand for agricultural products will create opportunities to expand U.S. exports. According to ...
Poor Countries Tax Imports At The Border, Rich Countries Open Their Borders
Forbes - 2/7/2016 2:08:20 PM
So while in a perfect world global trade would be wholly untouched by politicians, the TPP is advantageous to American producers for it reducing taxes on their exports. It’s then hugely advantageous to the other countries involved simply because imports ...
There’s a movement in Britain to build a post-Brexit trade wall
Washington Post - 8/28/2016 2:53:55 PM
“Import substitution. Buying British ... There are huge incentives for Britain to use restraint; it is already a highly globalized economy playing by world trade rules that it helped to shape. Nevertheless, pressure is growing on the government to ...
Zim Bows To SA Pressure Over Import Ban
zimeye.net - 8/28/2016 2:39:36 PM
Government has been forced to reduce duty and surtax on some products imported from South Africa in response to concerns raised by that country over the restriction of imports under Statutory ... trading protocols from the World Trade Organisation to ...
The World According To Hillary
american-rattlesnake.org - 8/28/2016 3:58:21 PM
So instead of considering the possibility that the rampant corruption found throughout municipalities like Bell might be a foreign import, that some of the monumental ... no concrete political power in the country she seeks to lead. The fact that her ...