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
OPEC Shrugs Off Threat of U.S. Cutting Oil Imports
Bloomberg - 1/23/2017 11:29:46 AM
OPEC’s two biggest suppliers to the U.S. shrugged off a vow by President Donald Trump to end dependence on the group’s oil, saying the world’s ... Petroleum Exporting Countries. Former President George W. Bush promised to cut imports from the Middle ...
Poor countries allowed to import generic drugs - WTO
Reuters - 1/23/2017 11:22:36 AM
GENEVA Poor countries are allowed to import generic medicines, World Trade Organization (WTO) Director General Roberto Azevedo told Reuters on Monday, after the required two-thirds of members agreed a deal that has taken more than a decade to finalise.
China’s 2016 LNG imports rise 33 pct YoY
lngworldnews.com - 1/23/2017 11:08:17 AM
... the world’s third largest LNG importer– representing about 8% of global LNG imports in 2015. The country’s LNG imports are expected to continue to rise in the next five years as it as it is seeking to cut its addiction to coal to reduce pollution.
Nepal launches 10-year-plan to cut vegetable imports from India
Deccan Chronicle - 1/23/2017 3:25:59 PM
Kathmandu: Nepal government has launched a10-year-plan to cut dependence on vegetable imports from India and make the land-locked country self-reliant in food. Vegetable imports from India have continued to increase even despite the far-western region ...
The world reacts as Donald Trump takes power
CNN - 1/21/2017 8:21:51 PM
Here is some of the reaction from around the world, from opposition to ... he has vowed to be tougher on the country by renegotiating trade agreements and has even proposed imposing tariffs on Chinese imports. State-run communist media did not shy away ...
Demonetisation drive to favour country's big gold jewellery store chains - WGC
Reuters - 1/24/2017 12:47:19 PM
More than 70 percent of the country's gold sales have been in cash up to now. Those transactions, along with a 10 percent import duty on gold imposed in recent years, have boosted smuggling, Somasundaram said. Prime Minister's Modi's drastic move ...
French presidential hopeful Valls suggests tax on US imports
FOX News - 1/23/2017 12:27:02 PM
PARIS – France's presidential hopeful Manuel Valls, who seeks the Socialist nomination, has pledged to tax U.S. imports if President Donald Trump pulls his country out of the global climate deal reached in Paris in 2015. Valls proposed a carbon tax on ...
China LNG imports hit record in December
hellenicshippingnews.com - 1/23/2017 10:35:29 PM
China’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports hit a record high in December, customs data showed on Monday, driven up as the country pushes towards cleaner fuels. The world’s No.2 economy shipped in 3.73 million tonnes of LNG in December, topping the ...
Hardware Import Tariffs Could Change Microsoft Data Center Plans in UK
Data Center Knowledge - 1/23/2017 7:58:00 PM
If that happens, the UK will have to renegotiate trade deals with countries outside of the ... is potential imposition of new import tariffs on data center hardware assembled in Asia and elsewhere around the world. A lot of the gear that goes into ...
WTO: Taiwan wants to join Japan in talks with India on steel import restrictions
The Hindu Business Line - 1/22/2017 5:14:33 PM
Taiwan has requested the World Trade Organization (WTO ... to India early this month spelling out exactly where it had a problem with the country’s import measures on steel. Preparing replies “Our negotiating team and the office of DG Safeguards ...
This Country Is Being Sold Out To …
The Sunday Leader - 1/23/2017 3:23:00 AM
Rubber-Rice Pact In 1952 Sri Lanka was in dire straits when the world market price of rice ... The prices of imports soared. At that time China wanted rubber but rubber producing countries were forbidden by the United States to sell to China.
BIR World Mirror: Non-ferrous metals market reported huge decline in activity
scrapmonster.com - 1/24/2017 5:09:11 AM
However, the Nov ’16 imports surged higher by 28% over the year, said official data released by Chinese Customs Department. In Mexico, domestic scrap aluminum demand is seen improving, but not adequate enough to block shipments out of the country.
Trumping World Trade
econintersect.com - 1/23/2017 8:30:48 AM
He calls China "the world's most protectionist country". Targeting US deficit Targeting the US ... which sharply raised the cost of foreign imports. While the Tariff Act seemed to work initially, it soon caused other nations to retaliate.
World Cattle Imports By Country
beef2live.com - 12/30/2016 11:54:03 PM
World cattle imports were at 2.725 million head in 2016, up 72K head from 2015. Cattle imports in the United States were at 1.75 million head in 2016, down 234K head from 2015. Cattle imports in Egypt were at 300K head in 2016, up 180K from 2015.
Senior Chinese diplomat: China will assume world leadership if needed
The Business Insider - 1/23/2017 6:00:29 AM
Topping the bill at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Xi portrayed China as the leader of a globalized world where only international cooperation could solve the big problems. Speaking days before Trump assumed the presidency, Xi also urged countries to ...