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
Chinese palm oil imports to remain low despite resumed bank lending
Business Recorder - 8/28/2014 1:00:10 PM
BEIJING: China's imports of palm oil will remain below average as tight bank lending squeezes buyers' cash flow and, despite some relief on that front this week, the country's top importers say they will cut shipments in coming months. China is the world's ...
Gold Refiner Predicts Import Curbs by India Will Endure
Bloomberg - 8/21/2014 2:09:55 AM
Controls on gold imports by India will probably be permanent as the world’s largest consumer after China seeks to sustain a reduction in the current account deficit, according to the country’s biggest refiner. The government may keep a rule that ...
China's corn consumers hit hard by tough import stance: Maguire
Reuters - 8/22/2014 8:16:47 PM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - China's tough stance on GMO-tainted U.S. corn imports is starting to bite the country's consumers of corn in the wallet, with cash and nearby futures prices both scaling record highs in recent days. China is the world's second largest ...
Food imports by Gulf countries to touch USD53bn in 2020
Zawya - 8/6/2014 7:14:02 AM
Muscat - The value of food imports by Gulf Cooperation Council ... 50 per cent of its imported food products to other GCC countries, Russia, India, Pakistan and East Africa. One of the world's biggest re-exporters of goods such as coffee, tea, sugar ...
China’s crude oil imports decline after high inventory stocking
Finance Yahoo - 8/29/2014 12:58:59 PM
Seaborne imports of coal, oil, and gas into China account for 15% of the world seaborne trade ... suggests stockpiling in commercial storage or even the country’s strategic petroleum reserves (or SPR), whose second phase is expected to be completed ...
Wheat imports from Canada on the rise
The Daily Star - 8/20/2014 5:27:21 PM
“The quality, nutritional value and versatility of Canadian grain make them essential ingredients for the finest foods and beverages the world can offer.” The country's imports from Canada last year stood at $603.68 million, with agricultural products ...
World's Fattest Countries
Forbes - 2/6/2007 11:53:29 PM
On the list of “fattest” countries, eight of the top 10 are in the Pacific region. In the last 50 years this area has established significant economic ties with the U.S. and New Zealand, which caused a surge in Western imports and a significant change ...
India's trade: full list of exports, imports and partner countries
theguardian.com - 2/23/2013 3:51:02 AM
David Cameron has strongly expressed his want for a 'special relationship' with India and with the largest trade delegation ever to accompany a British prime minister to any country in the world ... $794 in 2012 - both exports and imports have trebled ...
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.
Russia's Imports from Countries that Imposed Sanctions
RIA Novosti - 8/6/2014 10:23:08 PM
MOSCOW, August 7 (RIA Novosti) - Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Wednesday, banning for a year imports of agricultural and food products from countries that imposed sanctions on Russia. The government is expected to announce the complete ...
Russia blocks agricultural imports from Western countries in response to sanctions
FOX News - 8/6/2014 11:56:11 PM
Russia ... imports of meat, fish, milk and milk products and fruit and vegetables from the United States, the European Union, Australia, Canada and Norway. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced the import ban on orders from the country's ...
UK: Vegetable imports from few selected countries
FreshPlaza - 7/16/2014 11:56:38 AM
As regards the single countries, Spain is the main supplier with 16% which ... Source: ITC Trade Map The UK imports vegetables from only a few suppliers, mainly European, in fact 85% of imports come from the old continent. The main supplier is once again ...
Russia bans food imports from Canada, other countries, in response to latest sanctions
Canada - 8/7/2014 1:03:36 PM
Russia announced a year-long ban on food imports from Canada, the United States and other countries Thursday ... Industry Minister James Moore said the world needs to continue to “stand firm” against Russia, despite the escalation of sanctions.
Russia bans food imports from Canada; 'we will not be intimidated,' says Moore
CTV News - 8/7/2014 11:47:51 PM
Russia announced a year-long ban on food imports from Canada, the U.S. and other countries Thursday ... Industry Minister James Moore said the world needs to continue to "stand firm" against Russia, despite the escalation of sanctions.
U.S. Oil Imports Are Falling, But Reliance on These Countries Is Rising
The Motley Fool - 5/4/2013 9:47:40 PM
While the rise of oil imports from Canada is not concerning at all -- after all, the U.S. and Canada have the largest trade relationship of any two countries in the world -- rising Saudi imports may be disconcerting to some since they go against the idea ...