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
Ukraine appeals to WTO over Russian ban on fruit and vegetable imports
Yahoo News - 10/23/2014 2:02:36 PM
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine has complained to the World Trade Organization (WTO) about a decision by Russia to ban imports of fruit and vegetables from the country, the agriculture ministry said on Thursday. The ban, which came in force on Oct. 22 ...
Substitute non-essential imports, make them in India, says PM Narendra Modi
The Indian Express - 10/23/2014 7:03:15 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked Union ministries to discourage “inessential imports” and leverage the country’s manufacturing skills ... of India’s international commitments under the World Trade Organization, while making all out efforts ...
Venezuela Cuts Imports Amid Currency Shortage
Wall Street Journal - 10/14/2014 3:39:11 PM
The World Bank and International Monetary Fund both estimate that the economy will shrink by nearly 3% this year, more than any other country in Latin America. To be sure, consumption and imports typically drop during an economic contraction, but domestic ...
World may not have enough food by 2050: Report
CNBC - 10/15/2014 11:56:05 AM
states that with a world population expected to be at least 9 billion people in 2050, the demand for food, feed, fiber and fuel will likely outpace food production if the current rate of output remains the same. "Countries need to prioritize agriculture ...
U.S. oil imports down more than 7 percent
United Press International - 10/17/2014 6:53:04 AM
U.S. President Barack Obama in an early October economic address said the country is producing more than it imports for the first time in nearly ... analysis and insight for readers around the world.
Europe could save up to $80 billion in energy imports as prices plunge
Reuters - 10/15/2014 8:14:11 AM
Falling energy prices reflect a darkening world economic outlook but they could temper any new downturn. While headline inflation rates could be pushed lower, households and energy-intensive industries in countries that rely on oil imports will find their ...
Study: EU can cut gas imports and carbon emissions by half
EurActiv.com - 10/20/2014 12:33:06 PM
The European Union can slash natural gas imports from countries such as Russia by half and cut carbon ... an organisation of independent research institutes and civil society groups. The World Resources Institute (WRI) is its secretariat.
World Trade Organization Attacks Commonsense Country of Origin Labels
foodandwaterwatch.org - 10/20/2014 3:24:54 PM
Washington, D.C.—Today, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled that mandatory country of origin labels (COOL ... that the implementation of the COOL rules discouraged livestock imports from Canada and Mexico. “The WTO’s continued assault against ...
World textile and apparel trade and production trends: China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, October 2014
innovationintextiles.com - 10/22/2014 8:13:02 AM
The report identifies important trends, and includes information on: production of textiles and clothing; textile and clothing imports by supplying country; textile and clothing exports by destination country; and textile and clothing trade balances.
U.S. Shale Oil Market and New Shale Gas Countries Reviewed in 2014 Research Reports
Market Watch - 10/21/2014 10:58:52 AM
The world's country's currently imports 705.5 billion cubic metres by pipeline and 327.9 billion cubic metres by LNG tanker. According to BP, shale gas supplies are expected to meet 46% of the growth in gas demand and account for 21% of world gas ...
Switzerland Is Only Country That Would Vote For Bigger Gold Reserves - European Analyst
Forbes - 10/17/2014 12:29:30 PM
(Kitco News) – If there is one country in the world that would vote yes in a referendum to force ... doesn’t believe those benefits outweigh the weaker purchasing power on imports. Instead, he added, the government should be implementing stronger ...
India loses WTO case against US on poultry imports
Zee News - 10/15/2014 12:14:34 AM
Giving its ruling on a case filed by the US, the World Trade ... India had banned imports of various agricultural products from the US in 2007, as a precautionary measure to prevent outbreaks of avian influenza in the country. "India's Avian Influenza ...
Gold Imports by India Seen Rising More Than Fourfold Last Month
Bloomberg - 10/15/2014 9:47:14 AM
The curbs spurred smuggling and the country this year allowed more banks and traders ... according to the data from the London-based World Gold Council. Imports may total 175 tons to 200 tons in the three months to December, Bamalwa said.
India sugar imports to prove bigger than forecast
Agrimoney - 10/20/2014 10:17:06 AM
It added that imports in 2013-14 too were, at 850,000 tonnes, far higher than the USDA has acknowledged too, noting that prices in the country have, to some extent, bucked the downward world trend, hitting up to $610 a tonne in August. In the newly started ...