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
World Trade Organisation adds new warning on economic cost of Brexit
Liverpool Echo - 5/25/2016 1:33:19 PM
A fresh warning about the potential economic cost of Brexit has been issued by the head of the World Trade Organisation, who warned import tariffs would cost the country billions. WTO director general Roberto Azevedo said the UK would have to negotiate ...
Gold Imports by China Decline as Property Revival Damps Demand
Bloomberg - 5/26/2016 10:04:32 AM
China, the world’s biggest gold consumer, reduced imports from Hong Kong for the first time in three ... said earlier this month. The country consumed 241.3 tons on gold in the first quarter, 12 percent less than a year earlier, council data show.
How John Maynard Keynes' most radical idea could save the world
The Week Magazine - 5/27/2016 9:41:53 AM
As the Second World War was drawing to a close ... Run too far into deficit, and a country would be required to devalue to reduce imports. But run too far into surplus, and a country's currency would be required to appreciate so as to increase imports.
Scrap metal industry overburdened by strict regulations and tough market conditions
Shanghai Metals Market - 5/27/2016 11:50:43 AM
SPOKANE (Scrap Monster): The Non-Ferrous World Mirror-May 2016 released by the Bureau ... jumping higher by nearly 76% over the previous month. The country’s copper scrap imports had totaled around 170 kt during February this year. The unexpected jump ...
US Raises Import Duties on Chinese Steel, China Fires Back
The Diplomat - 5/27/2016 3:25:28 PM
On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Commerce increased import duties on corrosion ... on steel last year but many of its member countries’ steel manufacturers have suffered economically due to the falling world prices, which have corresponded with ...
South African wheat prices hit record high on import tariffs
Reuters - 5/26/2016 3:37:59 AM
The expected tariff hike is based on a formula using current world wheat prices and rand expectations ... April approved a 34 percent increase in the tariff on wheat imports. The drought-hit country made its biggest purchase of U.S. wheat in nearly ...
Column: China's nickel imports still flattering to deceive
Reuters - 5/25/2016 10:05:43 AM
Russia's Norilsk Nickel is one of the world's largest producers of the metal so has always accounted for some of China's imports needs in the past. But the amount of Russian metal entering the country has grown from around 45 percent of total imports in ...
India Could Lose $49 Billion In GDP By Food Price Shock: UN Report
NDTV - 5/26/2016 8:24:19 AM
"In the future, the world will likely suffer from higher and more ... have high household spending levels on food commodities and moderate net imports of these commodities. Countries expected to experience an increase in GDP include South American cash ...
NEPC commends PHCCIMA on diversification, export promotion, import substitution efforts
World Stage - 5/27/2016 9:41:53 AM
The Executive Director/CEO of Nigeria Export Promotion Council, NEPC, Mr Olusegun Awolowo has described the Port Harcourt Chamber of Commerce as the most dynamic and result oriented chamber of commerce in the country ... and her import substitution efforts.
‘Sri Lanka pulse imports rising fast’-Rishad at Global Confab
Asian Tribune - 5/27/2016 4:08:25 PM
As Sri Lankan’s hunger for pulses and lentils continues to grow, the country now annually imports pulses exceeding $70 Mn and ... Turkey from 19 – 22 May. GPC is the world’s leading annual pulses and grains confab and is organised by the Global ...
Moroccan Economy Threatened by Potential Food Price Shocks
moroccoworldnews.com - 5/25/2016 10:27:12 AM
“Countries such as Egypt, Morocco, and the Philippines that combine high food commodity imports and high household spending on these commodities see the worst effects in terms of reduction in absolute GDP, worsening of current account balances and higher ...
Referendum debate spoilt by misinformation: parliamentary committee
The Hindu - 5/27/2016 2:56:50 PM
while at the other Prime Minister David Cameron prophesies a third world war if Britain exits Europe. A report released on Friday by a cross-party Treasury Select Committee, set up to assess the economic and financial costs and benefits of the country’s ...
Greenspan: Western World Headed for a State of Disaster
Fox Business - 5/27/2016 12:09:13 AM
“People don’t realize, they think that you’re going to shut off, for example, imports ... places around the world where labor costs are perceived to be cheaper. So the issue of foreign trade is something which has helped the country grow all the ...
Egypt and Oman to import Vizag's bovine meat
nyoooz.com - 5/27/2016 6:50:05 AM
Visakhapatnam: Nations like Egypt and Oman, who are the world's biggest buffalo meat importers ... Summary: There is high demand for India's buffalo meat in China as it is the only country that imports the buffalo offal such as buffalo liver, heart ...