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
India's November natural rubber imports jump 19%
Economic Times - 12/17/2014 12:35:54 PM
MUMBAI: India's natural rubber imports in November jumped 19 per ... 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 to ...
Eight countries that win and lose big from oil plunge
USA Today - 12/16/2014 4:47:38 PM
The world's most populous country is the second-largest consumer of oil after ... a global investment bank and securities firm. For China, which imports close to 60% of its oil, a lower oil price means consumers will spend more to offset a slowing economy.
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 ...
India to weigh gold policy impact after jump in November imports
Reuters - 12/16/2014 7:57:55 AM
In a surprise move, the world's second-biggest gold consumer scrapped a rule for traders to export 20 percent of all gold imports, belying expectations ... its 1998 balance of payment crisis. But the country has relaxed some of the measures after the ...
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 19 pct y/y-Board
Yahoo Finance - 12/17/2014 6:52:18 AM
India's natural rubber imports inNovember jumped 19 percent to 33,156 tonnes from a year earlier,the state-run Rubber Board said, as a drop in local output andlower prices in the world market prompted tyre makers toincrease overseas purchases. The country ...
India's November palm oil imports touch record 7.96 lakh tonnes
The Economic Times - 12/12/2014 7:34:02 AM
Total palm oil imports by the world's leading vegetable oil buyer stood at 7,74,207 tonnes during the same month last year and 6,13,574 tonnes in November 2012. Palm oils make up 70 per cent of the country's total vegetable oil imports. India meets 60 per ...
China approves imports of Viptera corn, two types of soybeans
Farminguk - 12/18/2014 12:24:34 AM
A top Chinese government official said the country has approved imports of genetically modified Agrisure Viptera corn and two varieties of biotech soybeans after years of review, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Wednesday. Chinese Vice ...
Brent at a bargain: China ups oil imports
Deutsche Welle - 12/12/2014 8:55:45 PM
And the United States has always been the world's biggest oil consumer ... DW columnist Frank Sieren The country beefed up its crude oil imports in the first nine months of 2014 by 8.3 percent. China now has about 300 million tons of oil reserves ...
BRICS countries lead global capital flight: report
Reuters - 12/15/2014 6:00:24 PM
Illicit capital incorporates such things as misinvoicing of trade whereby exports and imports are booked at different ... Overall, the amount of capital spirited out of the world's developing countries in 2012 was 1.3 times higher than the amount of ...
China Said to Signal Lifting Ban on Imports of GMO Corn Variety
Ag Web - 12/17/2014 6:45:09 AM
the world’s most-populous country and the biggest consumer of rice, soybeans and wheat, pushes forward with a campaign to gain public acceptance of genetically modified organisms and seeks to expand food supplies. China’s corn imports will fall to a ...
The UN has outsourced our emissions to the developing world
The Spectator - 12/15/2014 8:06:16 AM
For decades, rice imports subsidised by the US government and well-meaning gifts of clothing undermined what should have been two of the country’s biggest industries ... out of their sin by paying a third world peasant to reduce his carbon emissions ...
China, Malaysia among most corrupt countries in the world
Asiaone Business - 12/16/2014 3:11:35 AM
The Washington-based group Global Financial Integrity said illicit financial flows around the world grew at ... the money flows out of the countries is misinvoicing in trade transactions, which can allow exporters and imports to keep money out of the ...
UK trade deficit hits seven-month low in October, helped by slower oil imports
YahooNews - 12/10/2014 10:31:11 PM
Data released on Tuesday showed German imports posted their steepest drop in almost two years in October after a strong rise the previous month. The shortfall with non-EU countries narrowed more than expected to 3.582 billion pounds from 4.060 billion ...
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.