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
Israeli exports hit hard by Palestinian boycott, World Bank says
Electronic Intifada - 10/1/2015 11:57:59 PM
The World Bank explains that the drop “is the result of reduced economic activity, but also a growing trend among Palestinian consumers to substitute products imported from Israel by those from other countries, as a result of which non-Israeli imports ...
Remittance income grew by 26.3 per cent to Rs 53.27 billion
Himalayan Times - 10/3/2015 3:45:52 AM
“The growth of imports remained low mainly due to the decrease in ... BoP surplus indicates that flow of money into the country from all the countries in the world, on average, is greater than outflow.
World Bank approves $250mn loan for Jordan
Utilities-me - 10/4/2015 11:08:29 AM
“We are pleased to continue supporting the Government of Jordan in implementing its ambitious and far reaching reform programs, which aim to bolster the country’s broad development agenda,” said Ferid Belhaj, World Bank Director for the Middle East.
India Issues Its First Sovereign Gold Coin... To Curb Gold Imports
Seeking Alpha - 10/2/2015 8:47:42 AM
As the world's largest importer, the country consumes massive quantities of the yellow ... according to Christian-it would be lent or sold to the jewelry industry, thereby reducing gold imports. This means, of course, that the bullion-including everything ...
India took a drastic step to curb gold imports
The Business Insider - 10/2/2015 7:53:25 PM
As the world's largest importer, the country consumes massive quantities of the yellow ... it would be lent or sold to the jewelry industry, thereby reducing gold imports. This means, of course, that the bullion — including everything from gold trinkets ...
Raising CNG output cuts gasoline imports
Press TV - 10/4/2015 3:11:52 PM
An official at Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) says if domestic compressed natural gas (CNG) industry is not developed, gasoline imports to Iran ... account that the country has one of the world’s biggest gas reserves ...
US continues to distance itself as the world leader of natural gas
blogs.platts.com - 10/2/2015 12:00:58 PM
There are a few countries that are extremely dependent on natural gas/LNG imports, notably Japan and Germany. The graph bellows show the world’s top natural gas importers. One reason for the large amount of imports from the US is geography. Because of ...
Central African Republic elections delayed by fresh violence; officials aim for by end of year
FOX News - 10/1/2015 9:13:20 PM
President Catherine Samba-Panza this week rushed home from the U.N. General Assembly of world leaders as the death ... arms embargo to allow his government to import weapons to keep order. "You can't support a country without the military and public ...
Coal Is Still Integral to Many Countries and Regions in the World
Canada Free Press - 9/24/2015 12:43:16 AM
But, as the chart below shows, China’s global commodity demand share is much larger for coal than it is for world oil.[iv] Despite the fact that China produces over 4 times the coal that the United States produces, the country must import coal to meet it ...
INTERVIEW-World Bank urges Latam to adapt to reality of low commodity prices
CNBC - 10/2/2015 8:07:44 PM
Oct 2 (Reuters) - Latin American countries need to import less and streamline public spending to deal with a new reality of low commodity prices as a decade-long bonanza fizzles, a senior economist at the World Bank said on Friday. The region as a whole ...
This is the most popular liquor in the world
Market Watch - 10/2/2015 4:58:38 AM
The back story: What’s the world’s biggest-selling spirits category ... president of Private Cask Imports, a company that’s partnering with CNS Imports, the major U.S. distributor of baijiu, to promote the spirit. But Burnichon says it also doesn ...
Central African Republic elections delayed by fresh violence
Philstar - 10/2/2015 12:48:05 AM
The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund ... saying the U.N. must lift an arms embargo to allow his government to import weapons to keep order. "You can't support a country without the military and public force necessary to establish the ...
Ghana to double rice production by 2018 – Minister
Ghana Web - 10/3/2015 11:59:47 AM
Dr Ahmed Yakubu Alhassan, Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture in-charge of Crops, has said current statistics indicated that the country was about 56 per cent ... intensification in Ghana supported by World Bank/”WAAPP.” Other interventions are ...
Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Update 2015: Countries Continue To Argue As Deadline Looms
International Business Times - 10/4/2015 1:17:20 PM
Talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement aimed at facilitating trade with Asia-Pacific countries ... concerned the regulation of dairy imports. New Zealand is home to the largest dairy company in the world and wants increased access ...
India gold imports down 71% in September at 41.7 mt
Platts - 10/2/2015 1:12:33 PM
Imports of gold bars into India totalled 41.7 ... The premium/discount paid locally can be seen as a barometer of the country's physical demand. India vies with China as the world's largest consumer of gold, and together represent over 50% of global ...