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
Battle Brews as World's Largest Coffee Exporter Eyes Imports
Bloomberg - 2/22/2017 7:12:17 AM
Brazil is the world’s largest producer and exporter ... The issue is pitting the country’s roasters and the instant coffee industry against farmers. Imports are needed because of the scarcity of beans, Maggi said on Monday. He said the country lost ...
Import Endless Third World Refugees: Your Country Becomes A Third World
Sonoran News - 2/21/2017 7:45:05 PM
The burning question facing every European country in 2017: can their countries and cultures survive endless refugee immigration from the ever-burgeoning Third World? The salient question being ignored vs. not being asked in America, Canada or Australia ...
World Buys More Weapons Than Ever Before, India Tops List
NDTV - 2/21/2017 5:07:36 PM
Global arms sales over the last five years reached their highest level since 1990, with India continuing to top the charts as the world's largest defense ... for 9.7 percent of global imports, still more than any other country, the group's data shows.
China bans all coal imports from North Korea amid growing tensions
CNN - 2/20/2017 3:57:12 PM
Beijing (CNN)China says it will halt all coal imports from North Korea ... China's Ministry of Commerce, in a public notice jointly issued with the country's customs agency Saturday, said the decision was made to comply with a UN Security Council ...
India world's largest importer of major arms in the last four years
Economic Times - 2/20/2017 12:00:59 PM
MUMBAI: India was the world’s largest importer of major arms between 2012 ... increase in arms transfers are driven by demand in Middle east and Asia, with imports by countries in South East Asia going up by 6.2 per cent from 2007–11 to 2012 ...
World View: China Announces It Will Block Imports of North Korea’s Coal
Breitbart News - 2/20/2017 1:52:32 AM
The intent is that by limiting North Korea’s ability to import, the country will be unable to import that equipment ... that three or four generations have grown up since the end of World War II and the Korean War. Or an even worse scenario is that ...
Arms imports rise by 245 percent to Qatar, 212 percent to Saudi Arabia: SIPRI
Al Bawaba - 2/21/2017 8:25:03 AM
India was the world's largest importer of major arms during the 2012 to 2016 period, accounting for 13 percent of the global total. During that period it increased its arms imports by 43 percent. Imports by Southeast Asian countries went up by 6.2 percent ...
STOCKHOLM STUDY: US & Europe Top Arms Trade Globally – Saudi Arabia’s Weapons Imports Skyrocket Over 200 Percent
21stcenturywire.com - 2/21/2017 8:49:31 PM
Almost half of US arms exports went to the Middle East, SIPRI said, adding that arms imports by Qatar went up by 245 percent. “The USA supplies major arms to at least 100 countries around the world—significantly more than any other supplier state ...
Brazil becomes the newest country to refuse GMO imports from the United States
nationofchange.org - 2/21/2017 2:08:39 PM
Brazil has officially joined the growing list of countries that are refusing GMO imports from the United States ... This could be a major game changer, as Brazil leads the world production of sugar cane and is the second largest producer of soybeans.
Japan’s LNG imports rise 14.6 percent in January
lngworldnews.com - 2/21/2017 8:17:53 AM
The country paid about $3.28 billion for LNG imports last month, a rise of 6.7 percent as compared to the same month in 2016, the data shows. Japan’s average price of spot LNG hit its two-year high record during January. The average price of spot LNG ...
Global arms sales surge driven by Middle East demand
Al JAZEERA - 2/20/2017 10:49:24 AM
Saudi Arabia was the world's second largest arms importer ... other states in the Middle East also increased arms imports, although at a lower rate than the Gulf nations. "Despite low oil prices, countries in the region continued to order more weapons ...
World briefs: More arms being traded around globe
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 2/21/2017 5:33:15 AM
HELSINKI — A Swedish think tank says that the global arms trade has steadily increased in volume during the past five years, propelled by an almost doubling of arms imports in the Middle East and strong growth in demand in Asia. Five countries — United ...
India Remains The World’s Largest Importer Of Arms: Swedish Think Tank
thelogicalindian.com - 2/21/2017 1:54:20 PM
According to the latest report published by Stockholm-based think tank Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), India accounted for 14 percent of total imports between 2011 and 2015 — highest among all the countries across the world.
The country that tourism has taken by surprise
BBC - 2/22/2017 7:05:07 AM
a PR organisation for the country. Iceland is experiencing a tourism boom that has taken it by surprise What’s going on? In many ways, Iceland provides a snapshot of several shifts going on in the world: a move everywhere towards service industries like ...
At 13 pc, India is world’s largest importer of major arms in last four years: report
India TV - 2/20/2017 6:27:32 PM
India has been the largest importer of major arms in the world, accounting for a staggering 13 per ... the increase in arms transfers were driven by demand in Middle east and Asia, with imports by countries in South East Asia going up by 6.2 per cent ...