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
Energy imports as a % of energy use by country
Pakistan Defence - 1/17/2015 2:47:57 AM
Chart from the World Bank website: It's interesting to note that China's energy imports are only 10% of our overall energy usage. Which is by far the lowest among the other countries in the chart. Apart from coal, gas and renewable energy, we also produce ...
If Apple were a country…
Financial Times - 1/28/2015 9:11:36 PM
It remains the world’s most valuable ... s GDP without subtracting the imports that represent foreign production. That’s double counting. To get around this problem, remember that the value of all the stuff a country produces ought to equal the amount ...
Germany boosts onshore wind capacity by record amount in 2014
Yahoo News - 1/29/2015 12:27:51 PM
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's newly installed onshore wind power capacity rose by a record 4,750 megawatts (MW) in 2014, industry groups said on Thursday, marking what is likely to be a peak annual gain as the country gears up for a nuclear-free future.
Study: Foreign intervention 100 times more likely in oil rich countries
Examiner - 1/28/2015 2:30:44 PM
The first striking piece of data was that some 90 percent of wars since World War II were civil wars ... the more likely another country is to get involved, and the more oil that a country imports, the more likely they are to get involved.
World Watch: News Digest
Wall Street Journal - 1/28/2015 8:28:39 PM
The measures focus on recapitalizing the banking system, providing state support to auto makers and helping replace imports targeted by sanctions ... the successful implementation of reforms in the country, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said.
Egyptian businessmen: Falling ruble impacts tourism, imports
egyptindependent.com - 1/27/2015 3:43:30 PM
Many have blamed Muslims for the escalating waves of violence and extremism in the world. How can the Al-Azhar change ... Russia be made based on an exchange of the currencies of both countries. He explained that if that the barter system is applied ...
China Welcomes US Apple Imports; Should Boost Apple Growing Industry By 10 Percent
International Business Times - 1/27/2015 1:48:58 PM
Canada and Mexico buy the most Washington apples of any country outside of the U.S., and China was in fourth place when imports were last permitted ... China is currently the world’s largest apple producer.
Benin bans poultry imports from countries affected by bird flu
Balita - 1/22/2015 4:46:42 PM
through the World Organization for Animal Health, had announced the reappearance of bird flu in northern province of Kano and in the southern regions of Lagos. "Given the numerous cross border transactions between our country and neighbouring Nigeria ...
Militant attack plunges Pakistan into darkness – 80 percent of the country hit by power outage
Kuwait Times - 1/26/2015 6:36:29 PM
It came as a fuel crisis grips the country, forcing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to cancel his trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos ... last week when Pakistan State Oil was forced to slash imports because banks refused to extend any more credit ...
China’s coal imports are rising due to cheaper coal overseas
Market Realist - 1/27/2015 9:52:45 AM
China is the world ... the outlook for imports in 2015 was uncertain as Beijing starts to roll out tougher quality restrictions on overseas shipments. Demand usually tapers off around March and April due to seasonal factors. The country’s coal ...
Global Market for Coal, Research Report by Transparency Market Research
Busbyway - 1/28/2015 5:29:41 PM
Despite many countries relying on coal imports to meet their energy generation needs ... Coal Trading to Determine Market Growth Rate Asia stands as the largest coal market in the world, consuming a whopping 67% of all coal produced globally.
US ban on Cadbury imports prompts Hershey's protest
Birmingham Post - 1/29/2015 4:24:05 PM
Cadbury fans have launched a “boycott Hershey’s” campaign after the American confectioner had imports of Birmingham’s famous chocolate ... between products sold under its name around the world. It said on its website: “The composition of export ...
U.S. Fund for UNICEF Announces Winners of Annual Pier 1 Imports/UNICEF Greeting Card Contest
marketwired.com - 1/27/2015 4:47:56 PM
About the winners: Sriya's Grand Prize-winning artwork depicts a snowman on top of a train visiting children throughout the world ... Imports has raised more than $34.8 million for UNICEF. The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) works in 190 countries ...
Study suggests COOL didn't contribute to lower live cattle imports to U.S.
Farm Futures - 1/23/2015 6:58:32 AM
The two countries say it violates World Trade Organization regulations ... nor has it negatively impacted slaughter cattle imports. It used publicly reported data to complete the analysis. "The price basis is lower in the six years since implementation ...
Cheaper oil to hike PHL imports
BusinessMirror. - 1/27/2015 1:34:39 PM
The World Bank estimates that 80 percent of the Philippine ... Apart from lower oil import payments, the Neda attributed the double-digit decline in the country’s import bill to lower imports of capital goods, which accounted for 15.8 percent of the ...