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
UK consumers benefitting from one of the world’s smallest import duty burdens
The Economic Voice - 8/3/2015 11:53:23 AM
UHY Hacker Young studied customs duties levied by 18 economies around the world as a percentage of each economy’s size* as a simple indicator of the impact of a country’s trade barriers. It found that the UK charges import taxes equating to just 0.11% ...
Libya food imports fall as turmoil disrupts deliveries
AG Week - 7/31/2015 8:43:40 AM
LONDON/CAIRO - Imports of food, including wheat, are dropping sharply to Libya, which has the highest per capita bread consumption in the world, as foreign shippers run scared of making direct deliveries due to worsening turmoil. The country is in chaos ...
Somalia’s imports must grow by 25% – IMF
Medafrica Times - 8/1/2015 5:07:44 AM
The country mainly exports livestock to the Gulf and imports food from neighbors ... “Humanitarian and social conditions in Somalia are among the most daunting in the world. Close to 4 million people—nearly a third of the population—are in need ...
The Only way ahead for Greece and other Third World Countries
Lankaweb - 8/2/2015 2:03:25 PM
It also saved foreign exchange by obviating imports. A Mechanized Boat Making Factory was ... in order and become developmental. . The bear fact remains that the Third World countries were led to become indebted by the IMF and the IMF and the World ...
World Bank Boss Blasts Chinamasa
zimeye.com - 8/4/2015 1:22:16 AM
World Bank senior country economist Johannes Herderschee says protectionist ... saying there was no justification for their continued import since the local industry was producing such goods. “Import restrictions will go against the flow.
Commercial deal could include import tariff abolition
FIS - 8/3/2015 4:39:43 PM
With this measure, which would be implemented through the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, the Japanese government intends to lower import costs and increase distribution, reported the Japanese newspaper The Yomiuri Shimbun. Among the countries ...
Nepal needs to link imports with the productive sector’
Himalayan Times - 8/3/2015 4:43:53 AM
EIF — initiated by the World Trade Organisation ... In the short- and medium-term, the country needs to link imports with productive sector and encourage predominantly the import of raw materials that are used for exports. The government should also ...
$700m World Bank Guarantee For Sankofa Gas
Modern Ghana - 8/3/2015 8:25:48 AM
The World Bank recently approved a record investment of $700 million in guarantees for Ghana's Sankofa Gas Project which will help address the country's drastic energy ... Ghana will be able to reduce its oil imports by up to 12 million barrels a year ...
India to buy oilseeds from farmers in bid to slash imports | Reuters
Firstpost - 7/31/2015 8:18:01 PM
"Our idea was to first ensure supplies of staples such as rice and wheat because countries like India and China can't afford to import basic foodstuffs," Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan told Reuters. "The world has surplus pulses and oilseeds for us but the ...
World Bank pledges $700m for Ghana gas project
Ghana Web - 7/31/2015 12:04:06 PM
The World Bank’s Board of Directors on Thursday, July 30 approved a record investment of $700 million in guarantees for Ghana’s Sankofa Gas Project - a transformational project that will help address the country ... reduce its oil imports by up ...
China increases oil imports from Angola
Macauhub - 8/3/2015 9:23:04 AM
China is significantly increasing imports of oil from Angola ... in July China increased its oil purchases from African countries, to 6.51 million tons (47.5 million barrels), according to estimates released last week by Thomson Reuters.
India’s gold jewellery exports jump $40b/y by 2020 if quality tightened
customstoday.com.pk - 8/3/2015 4:00:56 AM
NEW DELHI: India’s gold jewellery exports could jump five times to $40 billion per year by 2020 if quality controls are tightened, the World Gold Council (WGC) said, adding the country is punching ... India’s gold imports, however, are 20-25 percent ...
Dawn - 8/3/2015 1:59:15 AM
The country has the second largest number of poor in the world after India. Rapid economic growth has ... An expected relief of sanctions on the Iranian oil sector will allow Indian companies to import more Iranian crude. According to India’s finance ...
Turkey’s July exports contract by 13 percent
Today's Zaman - 8/1/2015 11:58:44 PM
In his accompanying remarks, TİM Chairman Mehmet Büyükekşi pointed to a decrease in global commodity prices, downward movement in euro-dollar parity and shrinkage in world ... country imported only $1.2 billion worth of gold in the same period, top ...
If the world is your oyster, it is also your source of competition': Bharat Forge CMD tells IIT graduates
The Indian Express - 8/1/2015 3:44:49 PM
Therefore on the one hand if the world is your oyster, it is also your source of competition.” Invoking former President APJ Abdul Kalam’s vision for making India a developed country by 2020 ... are being met through imports. Several capital goods ...