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
Substitute non-essential imports, make in India: PM
The Indian Express - 10/25/2014 12:59:59 AM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked Union ministries to discourage “inessential imports” and leverage the country’s manufacturing skills in substituting them. Towards this end, the Union ministries are required to furnish status reports every ...
Substitute non-essential imports, make them in India, says Narendra Modi
Financial Express - 10/24/2014 7:27:43 AM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked Union ministries to discourage "inessential imports" and leverage the country's manufacturing skills in substituting them. Towards this end, the Union ministries are required to furnish status reports every quarter ...
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 ...
Ease Import of Gold to Curb Smuggling
The New Indian Express - 10/25/2014 5:53:28 AM
200 tonnes of gold will have been smuggled into the country. This is bound to distort the market as restrictions on imports have created two gold markets in India—an official one and a smuggled one. This has also had a negative effect on jewellery ...
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 ...
Ukraine appeals to WTO over Russian ban on fruit and vegetable imports
Yahoo News - 10/23/2014 2:02:36 PM
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, was the latest trade barrier erected by Russia in a trade and sanctions war linked to ...
Malawi ranked 8th poorest in Africa, World’s fastest growing consumer
Nyasa Times - 10/23/2014 8:00:31 PM
a day while the country is faced with the shortage of foreign exchange, leading to its failure to pay for some imports. In another report, Euromonitor found after analyzing markets by expected consumer expenditure and annual real growth this year that ...
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.
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.
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.
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 ... Stoeferle said that he doesn’t believe those benefits outweigh the weaker purchasing power on imports. Instead, he added, the government should be implementing ...
Europe could save up to $80 billion in energy imports as prices plunge
Reuters - 10/15/2014 5:46:50 PM
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 ...
European Clays Market Report 2014 - Analysis and Forecast to 2020
Green Technology World - 10/24/2014 4:31:45 PM
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Nigeria reduces agric imports by $2 billion
en.starafrica.com - 10/12/2014 10:19:26 AM
The federal government has established 12 new functional universities in the country to address specific areas of development,” he said. On the control of the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria, Sambo said the disease has been contained since the eighth victim ...