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
Shipping Companies Committed to Servicing Countries Stricken by Ebola
Wall Street Journal - 10/20/2014 3:46:23 PM
Shipping brokers said imports to and exports ... Mærsk A/S that is the world’s largest container-shipping company, has suffered a 30% drop in cargo volumes in West Africa, said Eva Maria Kops, Maersk Line’s Liberia country manager.
Cheese Exports to Canada Jeopardized by WTO Ruling on COOL
Ag Web - 10/20/2014 6:23:52 PM
The World Trade Organization’s ruling today that U.S. “Country of Origin Labeling” unfairly treats Canadian and Mexican beef imports could have implications for the dairy industry. Identified in the items for possible retaliation are cheeses that are ...
South Koreans Concerned Over Fukushima Radiation Found in Steel Imports: Reports
RIA Novosti - 10/15/2014 11:41:46 AM
the country's environmentalists warn. "A case in August, in which imports of scrap steel from Japan were found to contain radioactive material and sent back to Japan clearly shows we're exposed to a real risk," Park Jong-kwon, chairman of the Masan ...
Russia to ban European imports of animal fat
Lebanon Daily Star - 10/20/2014 1:44:41 PM
MOSCOW: Russia will suspend animal fat and meat byproduct imports from the European Union, the country's veterinary and phytosanitary service Rosselkhoznadzor said Monday, extending an earlier sweeping ban on Western food. The veterinary service said the ...
World Trade Organization Condemns US Over Meat Labelling Ruling
International Business Times - 10/20/2014 3:10:35 PM
The United States has not changed its meat labelling rules since losing a World Trade Organization case brought ... Mexico as it favoured domestic meat over beef and pork imports from those countries. The current version of the American rules requires ...
World Trade Organization Attacks Commonsense Country of Origin Labels
eNews Park Forest - 10/20/2014 12:04:28 PM
Today, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled that mandatory country of origin labels (COOL ... found that the implementation of the COOL rules discouraged livestock imports from Canada and Mexico. “The WTO’s continued assault against commonsense ...
Reserve bank of India will not change gold import rules, says sources
Economic Times - 10/20/2014 7:42:36 PM
NEW DELHI: Reserve bank of India will not change its gold import rules, sources with knowledge of the matter said, responding to a report that the world's second-largest consumer of the precious metal was keen to limit imports. The central bank has already ...
WTO Panel Finds U.S. Meat-Labeling Requirements Violate WTO Rules
Wall Street Journal - 10/20/2014 10:05:46 PM
OTTAWA—The World Trade Organization ruled against ... A WTO panel Monday said the amended country-of-origin labeling requirements violates global trade rules that require imports to be treated no less favorably than domestic products.
Why US crude imports dip and domestic production increases
Market Realist - 10/20/2014 4:36:29 PM
It will race ahead of countries like Russia and Saudi Arabia. Narrowing oil imports The EIA data revealed that for the ... The International Monetary Fund cut its 2015 world economic growth forecast.
Indonesia's Arun LNG project to ship final cargo, imports due soon
Reuters - 10/14/2014 6:56:37 AM
In 2006, the Southeast Asian country was overtaken by Qatar as the world's largest LNG exporter ... Arun will also become the main receiving terminal for Indonesia's first gas imports, which are expected to begin arriving in 2018. "The LNG hub will ...
India loses WTO case against US on poultry imports
Times of India - 10/14/2014 2:41:55 PM
Giving its ruling on a case filed by the US, the World Trade ... India had banned imports of various agricultural products from the US in 2007, as a precautionary measure to prevent outbreaks of avian influenza in the country. "India's Avian Influenza ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Russia blocks agricultural imports from Western countries in response to sanctions
FOX News - 8/6/2014 11:56:11 PM
Russia announced Thursday that it had banned imports of meat, fish ... Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced the import ban on orders from the country's president, Vladimir Putin, in response to sanctions imposed on Russia by the West over ...