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
Country of Origin Labelling is being fought in World Trade Organisation court between the US, Canada and Mexico
ABC Online - 3/29/2015 11:06:33 PM
In the US smaller beef producers, who thought cheap imports were hurting their business ... essence it will hurt the entire industry." Now the US country of origin labelling laws are stuck in the World Trade Organisation (WTO), taken to court by Canada ...
U.S. Files Case Against Indonesia For Barriers To Farm Imports
Manufacturing Business Technology - 3/19/2015 10:53:57 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is escalating a food fight with Indonesia, charging that the Southeast Asian country violates world trade rules by blocking imports of fruit, produce and meat. U.S. trade and agriculture officials announced Wednesday ...
U.S. accuses Indonesia of blocking farm imports
Salt Lake Tribune - 3/18/2015 5:00:13 PM
Washington • The United States is escalating a food fight with Indonesia, charging that the Southeast Asian country violates world trade rules by blocking imports of fruit, produce and meat. U.S. trade and agriculture officials announced Wednesday that ...
Trade exchange largely affected after Arab Spring
MENAFN - 3/30/2015 5:47:25 AM
Egypt's exports and imports from the Arab Spring countries such as Libya ... of liquidity in foreign currency because of decline in the trade exchange between Arab world, in addition to increase in the dollar exchange rate and its impact on the local ...
Six American Companies Sell The World Most Of Its Weapons
AFKinside - 3/29/2015 3:54:04 AM
Africa, which has experienced some of the world’s most impressive economic growth over the past decade, saw arms imports increase 45 percent over the past five years. Part of this is due to windfall revenues earned by oil-producing countries ...
Global dependence on food imports leaves countries vulnerable
Thomson Reuters Foundation - 3/13/2015 5:49:05 PM
Thirteen countries were 100 percent dependent on imports for their grain supply by 2013, an 18 percent increase from 1961, said Gardner, author of the report "Food Trade and Self-Sufficiency" published this week. World grain imports rose from just over 50 ...
Pakistan tops Asian countries in Chinese arms imports: study
The Frontier Post - 3/16/2015 6:28:29 PM
STOCKHOLM (AFP) - China has eased ahead of Germany and France to become the world s number three arms exporter after ... of fourth-ranked Germany and fifth-ranked France. Three Asian countries accounted for more than two-thirds of Chinese exports, with ...
Turkey leads world scrap metal imports by far
Today's Zaman - 7/6/2014 7:15:00 AM
Turkey imported 21 percent of the total scrap metal in the world in 2012 ... This indicates that developing countries experience a serious problem of productivity. Germany and Italy were able to reduce their scrap imports remarkably over the years.
Iran plans to raise steel production by 55mln tons
customstoday.com.pk - 3/30/2015 6:37:32 AM
Steel output by Iran totaled 16.33 million tons in 2014, securing the country’s place ... Iran compared with the outside world. According to Iranian entrepreneurs, the sector is generating little value-added while imports are more viable.
Imports come from Switzerland
Resource Investor - 2/27/2015 5:22:45 PM
This accounts for 61% of the total gold imports by the country during the year. India’s net gold imports during 2014 had totaled 769tons, according to data released by the World Gold Council (WGC). It must be noted that the country’s gold imports had ...