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
Why African countries banning imports of fruit and veg is a blunt tool
How We Made it In Africa - 3/21/2017 10:00:41 AM
In 2013, the import value of all fruit and vegetable categories ... player when it can trade effectively with itself. It’s like the world of football. Those countries that don’t have strong regional leagues tend to shine in the first rounds of the ...
Brazilian Beef Banned by Several Countries After Reports of Rotten Meat Imports
Football Hebdo - 3/29/2017 11:34:24 PM
But he acknowledged the case has caused "an economic embarrassment for the country". The import bans came as a result of recent ... United's chances of smashing the world transfer record to sign Neymar appear to be hanging by a thread.
PHL to conduct test on all Brazilian meat imports
BusinessMirror. - 3/28/2017 11:39:46 AM
A report from Reuters revealed that BRF, the world’s biggest poultry exporter ... China, South Korea, Chile and Egypt earlier banned all Brazilian meat imports. But these countries eventually decided to limit the ban to the 21 meat-packing plants ...
Country With The World’s Largest Oil Reserves Runs Out Of Gasoline
peakoil.com - 3/30/2017 12:24:31 AM
While fuel supplies in the country with the world’s largest proven oil reserves… … have ... the opposition says the company has had to reduce costly fuel imports as it tries to preserve cash to pay its foreign debt. The opposition was likely right.
China’s trading partners alarmed by food import controls
The Seattle Times - 3/19/2017 5:12:34 PM
BEIJING (AP) — China’s trading partners are bringing the top U.N. food standards official to Beijing in a last-ditch attempt to persuade regulators to scale back plans to require intensive inspections of food imports — including such low-risk items ...
Latin American imports of Chinese steel surged 35% in January
scrapmonster.com - 3/23/2017 4:29:02 AM
As per data, China exported 7.2 million tonnes of finished steel and steel-derivative products to the entire world during the first month of the current year. Out of this 882,000 tons were shipped to Latin American countries. Imports of finished steel ...
World Bank priority gas field in Ghana gets support
United Press International - 3/29/2017 8:10:59 AM
Once Sankofa is up and running, it will cut Ghana's oil imports ... by the World Bank and the companies involved estimate it will help satisfy some of Ghana's energy needs until at least 2036. The International Monetary Fund has described the country's ...
Global gas market battered by glut gets eager buyer in Thailand
worldoil.com - 3/24/2017 2:07:40 PM
Thailand is one of the countries that can bring in more LNG ... signed a contract in 2012 to import 2 million tons a year from Qatar, the largest exporter in the world. It signed three other contracts in the past year with BP Plc, Royal Dutch Shell ...
Hong Kong lifts ban on Brazilian meat imports
freemalaysiatoday.com - 3/28/2017 9:19:35 PM
In the following days, several countries went further, blocking all meat imports from Brazil amid concerns that abuses ... Flesh” probe by federal police badly hit exports from the world’s top beef and poultry exporter. Meat exports fell by around ...
Pillars of the West Shaken by ‘Brexit,’ but They’re Not Crumbling Yet
New York Times - 3/29/2017 6:19:26 PM
LONDON — On a day that blended dull ritual with undeniable historical import ... Some envision the country’s fate as being a European equivalent of Singapore, sovereign and respected, a partner eagerly sought by the rest of the world.
Food trade drains global water sources at 'alarming' rates
BBC - 3/30/2017 2:19:03 AM
The vast majority of the world's populations live in countries that source nearly all their staple crop imports from nations who deplete significant amounts of groundwater to irrigate these foodstuffs. The researchers found that some 11% of the non ...
Chinese Media: Ally North Korea Is ‘The Most Insecure Country in the World’
Breitbart News - 3/22/2017 11:57:01 PM
“North Korea has claimed to have nuclear weapons, but also has become the most insecure country in the world,” the authors argue ... of China’s behavior in halting North Korean coal imports in February. Without mentioning China by name, a column ...
China urges U.S. to conduct fair probe into aluminium foil imports
Euronews - 3/29/2017 7:49:31 AM
BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Wednesday urged the U.S. to conduct a fair investigation into aluminium foil imports from China and follow guidelines set by the World Trade Organization (WTO), the country’s commerce ministry said on Wednesday.
Price of imported fruit and vegetables 'will rise by up to 8% after Brexit'
The Guardian - 3/29/2017 9:11:14 PM
The most valuable imports include Dutch and Spanish fruit ... But it will be different if we move to World Trade Organisation tariffs,” he said. About a quarter of our milk is produced outside the UK, for example, and with little prospect of stepping ...