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
Storm in a Rice Bowl
Inter Press Service - 4/24/2014 4:02:24 AM
Under a promise to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the ... a bilateral free trade deal that would allow these two countries to increase trade between them by reducing or removing tariff on imports. “Once a free trade deal is made between Beijing ...
World Bank: Ukraine-Russia crisis may hit Arab food imports
Al Arabiya News - 4/23/2014 2:33:31 PM
The ongoing Ukraine-Russia crisis threatens some Arab countries’ food imports, an economic expert at the World Bank warned. Yemen, Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan are the four countries most likely to be hit by the worsening crisis, said Leila Mutaga ...
COLUMN-No simple signals from China's Q1 metal imports: Andy Home
Thomson Reuters - 4/23/2014 8:49:55 AM
Net imports of refined copper surged by 71 percent year-on-year to 946,000 tonnes, representing an additional call on units from the rest of the world of almost 400,000 ... of the iceberg if metal is leaving the country in forms such as lead plate, which ...
Global Food Security: Debunking the “China Threat” Narrative
Yale Global Online - 4/24/2014 11:26:13 AM
“Food imports” now forms part of the national food security ... it is important to understand that China has the legitimate right to purchase food from other countries. In this globalised world where international trade is considered the path to ...
Lower prices propel India’s coking coal imports by 18% in FY ‘14
Shanghai Metals Market - 4/24/2014 5:35:28 AM
According to traders and analysts, the coking coal imports by the country took advantage of the price crash ... Based on the data of world steel organization, due to this high coke imports, steel production rose to 81mt in 2013 from 77.3 mt of 2012.
China in the Next Decade: Rising Meat Demand and Growing Imports of Feed
thepoultrysite.com - 4/21/2014 11:54:14 PM
Policy adjustments in China make it difficult to forecast the country’s demand for imports. China’s price supports contributed to the surge of grain and oilseed imports during 2012-13 by lifting domestic prices above world prices. In early 2014 ...
World Dimethyl Terephthalate Market Examined in In-demand Merchant Research & Consulting Report Available at MarketPublishers.com
northforkvue.com - 4/23/2014 7:55:39 PM
Comprehensive analysis and forecast of world, regional and country DMT markets can be found in the topical ... production and demand trends, exports and imports statistics; and traces local price fluctuations. Report Details: Title: Dimethyl Terephthalate ...
Nigeria's balance of trade drops by 30.6%, as non-oil export declines in Q3 2013
World Stage - 4/20/2014 6:18:59 PM
The second greatest source of imports was the United States, followed by the United Kingdom, Belgium and Netherlands, with N188.6 billion, N120.8 billion, N104.2 billion and N101.0 billion respectively, imported to Nigeria from each country within the ...
China opens Beijing to direct gold imports
Mining - 4/20/2014 11:55:25 PM
coins and jewellery last year with 2013 imports soaring to 1,065 tonnes, up from 807 tonnes the year before. In addition to being the world’s biggest consumer of bullion, the country is also the world’s largest source of mined gold. Over the past ...
Seafood Market Saturated With Illegal Fish, Especially In Chinese Imports, Study Says
International Science Times - 4/23/2014 3:59:25 PM
He said this is the first study to estimate how much of the world's illegal catch enters the ... Illegal fishing is pervasive in these countries. As much as 45 percent of the pollock imports from China are illegal or unreported. As much as 40 percent ...
Japan LNG Imports Hit Record Levels
Marine Link - 4/21/2014 6:14:49 AM
Japan imported record volumes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and thermal coal in the fiscal year ended in March, as the ... for the world's No.3 economy, Ministry of Finance data showed on Monday. The value of Japan's total fossil fuel imports climbed ...
World merchandise exports grew by 2%, while services trade recorded 5% increase in 2013
UNCTAD - 4/14/2014 1:11:08 PM
Imports grew particularly in developing countries of Western Africa (8.6%) and Eastern Asia (6.2%), while they decreased the most in developed Oceania (-5.8%), followed by developed Asia (-5.5%). In real terms, quarterly figures show that world merchandise ...
East Africa: Global Oil & Gas Export Hub by 2020?
Rigzone - 4/21/2014 4:01:47 PM
NET OIL IMPORTS/EXPORTS - SOURCE ... region to allow the full potential of their projects to be realized, a region of the world where security within even a single country’s borders is notoriously precarious. Mozambique will not have similar concerns ...
Curb Sub-Standard Imports, China Tells Africa
Bernama - 4/24/2014 5:42:37 AM
Cao said Africa has to enforce quality control regulations to ensure that imports meet their respective ... China is the world's second biggest economy but it still regards itself as a developing country. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ...
Developing Countries Dominate World Demand for Agricultural Products
thepoultrysite.com - 8/4/2013 11:54:47 PM
As a result, these countries will account for 92 per cent of the total increase in world meat imports, 92 per cent of the increase in total grains and oilseeds imports, and nearly all of the increase in world cotton imports. Factors behind the rapid ...