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
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 ...
South Koreans Concerned Over Fukushima Radiation Found in Steel Imports: Reports
RIA Novosti - 10/15/2014 11:41:46 AM
the country's environmentalists warn. "A case in August, in which imports of scrap steel from Japan were found to contain radioactive material and sent back to Japan clearly shows we're exposed to a real risk," Park Jong-kwon, chairman of the Masan ...
UPDATE 1-India's vegoil imports to open new marketing year on weak note
Reuters - 10/15/2014 3:02:12 PM
Imports by the world's leading vegetable oil buyer hit a record high in August due to expectations of a poor harvest of soybean, the country's main summer-sown oilseed crop. But they fell by a fifth to 1.05 million tonnes in September, according to data ...
Indonesia's Arun LNG project to ship final cargo, imports due soon
Reuters - 10/14/2014 6:56:37 AM
In 2006, the Southeast Asian country was overtaken by Qatar as the world's largest LNG exporter ... Arun will also become the main receiving terminal for Indonesia's first gas imports, which are expected to begin arriving in 2018. "The LNG hub will ...
India loses WTO case against US on poultry imports
Times of India - 10/14/2014 2:41:55 PM
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 ...
WTO rules against India on restricting US chicken imports
Yahoo News - 10/14/2014 7:42:34 PM
Geneva (AFP) - The World Trade Organisation ruled Tuesday against India in a complaint brought by the United States concerning restrictions imposed over bird flu fears that halted poultry imports ... agreements that allow countries to restrict trade ...
Nigeria reduces agric imports by $2 billion
en.starafrica.com - 10/12/2014 10:19:26 AM
... support other countries in the world to eradicate the disease. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have been the epicentres of the disease with the World Health Organization claiming that the death toll from the epidemic in West Africa has surpassed 4000.
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.
UK: Vegetable imports from few selected countries
FreshPlaza - 7/16/2014 11:56:38 AM
As regards the single countries, Spain is the main supplier with 16% which ... Source: ITC Trade Map The UK imports vegetables from only a few suppliers, mainly European, in fact 85% of imports come from the old continent. The main supplier is once again ...
Palm Oil Prices Seen Supported by Oil World on Imports
Bloomberg - 9/30/2014 1:25:27 PM
Palm oil demand in Iran may decline amid a potential government policy limiting purchase to a maximum of 30 percent of the country’s total imports of vegetable oils, Oil World said. Imports totaled 600,000 to 700,000 tons in the 2013-14 season that ends ...
Russia blocks agricultural imports from Western countries in response to sanctions
FOX News - 8/6/2014 11:56:11 PM
Russia announced Thursday that it had banned imports of meat, fish ... Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced the import ban on orders from the country's president, Vladimir Putin, in response to sanctions imposed on Russia by the West over ...
World's Fattest Countries
Forbes - 2/7/2007 11:59:27 PM
On the list of “fattest” countries, eight of the top 10 are in the Pacific region. In the last 50 years this area has established significant economic ties with the U.S. and New Zealand, which caused a surge in Western imports and a significant change ...
Over half the world's population could rely on food imports by 2050 – study
theguardian.com - 5/6/2013 11:54:08 PM
This equates to 16% of the world's population depending on food imported from other countries. The countries with the most reliance on imports were found in North Africa, the Middle East and Central America, with over half the population depending on ...
Top Oil Imports by Country: Where the U.S. Gets Its Oil
Think Advisor - 2/27/2011 11:56:50 PM
As world oil prices gyrate in rhythm with the unrest sweeping Middle Eastern/North African (MENA) countries (and prices rise on investment vehicles like energy ETFs), worries abound that the U.S. will feel the pinch of production losses in Libya.