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
Policy Watch: Dark side of the sparkle
Daily News and Analysis - 12/22/2014 4:59:00 AM
It weakens a country’s currency ... and disregardful of the source of imports. Nor does it matter if they are earth-mined or lab grown. What matters is to consolidate India’s position as a CP centre of the world. Will a 3% import duty harm exports?
Rubber growers affected by increase in imports: Nirmala Sitharaman
Economic Times - 12/18/2014 7:48:23 AM
NEW DELHI: Concerned over increasing rubber imports into the country, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala ... data and also to analyse and give us a picture of what could be the world's movement on commodities," she added. Sitharaman also said that ...
Iron ore hits new low after weakest China imports in 16 years
Mining - 12/17/2014 7:59:43 PM
buyer of nearly 70% of the world's seaborne cargoes, intensified after customs data showed a 15% plunge in November iron ore imports to 67.4 million tonnes. Year-on-year the decline was 13.4% and it was the first first November decline in the country's ...
India’s Nov natural rubber imports jump 19pc y/y
Business Recorder - 12/17/2014 1:33:10 PM
MUMBAI: India's natural rubber imports in November jumped 19 percent ... as a drop in local output and lower prices in the world market prompted tyre makers to increase overseas purchases. The country's production in the month fell by a quarter on year ...
Thai rice exports expected to reach 10.5 million tonnes by year-end
Thailand Business News - 12/20/2014 11:49:24 AM
Competitive world prices are also behind steady increases in rice imports by countries in Africa, but also in Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and North America. Among exporters, 2014 is marking a resurgence of Thailand as a leading rice supplier.
Cuban Cigar Imports Legalized Under Deal With US, But With Restrictions
International Business Times - 12/17/2014 3:20:33 PM
Hand-rolled Cuban cigars have long been considered the best in the world, but for decades they have been illegal ... That will all change under a new deal to normalize relations between the two countries announced Wednesday by Presidents Barack Obama ...
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.
The countries slammed worst by plunging oil prices
CNBC - 12/4/2014 11:57:02 PM
The drop has taken a multibillion-dollar bite out of the world economies ... a windfall for countries, companies and consumers that use all that oil. The latest evidence came in Friday's trade data, which showed that U.S. oil imports—measured in dollars ...
Venezuela, with world's largest reserves, imports oil
USA Today - 11/2/2014 5:11:11 PM
CARACAS, Venezuela — For the first time in its 100-year history of oil production, Venezuela is importing crude — a new embarrassment for the country with the world's largest oil ... hasn't commented publicly on the imports. Calls to PDVSA seeking ...
Poultry imports from three countries banned
Gulf News - 11/20/2014 4:06:53 PM
It is based on reports from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE ... However, heat-treated bird meat imports from the three countries were exempted from the new import rule The ban was imposed as part of the ministry’s strategic goal of ...
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 ...
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 ...
Palm Oil Prices Seen Supported by Oil World on Imports
Bloomberg - 9/30/2014 1:25:27 PM
Palm oil demand in Iran may decline amid a potential government policy limiting purchase to a maximum of 30 percent of the country’s total imports of vegetable oils, Oil World said. Imports totaled 600,000 to 700,000 tons in the 2013-14 season that ends ...
World's Fattest Countries
Forbes - 2/7/2007 11:59:27 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 ...
Over half the world's population could rely on food imports by 2050 – study
theguardian.com - 5/6/2013 11:54:08 PM
This equates to 16% of the world's population depending on food imported from other countries. The countries with the most reliance on imports were found in North Africa, the Middle East and Central America, with over half the population depending on ...