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
China Imports Record Crude as Price Crash Accelerates Buying
Pakistan Defence - 2/14/2016 10:39:36 AM
HONG KONG-- China's crude imports surged in December, underscoring the country's strong appetite for crude as it ... customs data showed, as the world's No.2 oil consumer took advantage of low crude prices to fill strategic reserves, but also increased ...
Congress bans import of forced labor products
The Sun Chronicle - 2/12/2016 10:20:30 AM
A bill headed for President Barack Obama this week includes a provision that would ban U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in ... Thai Union, one of the world’s biggest seafood exporters, says it has hired 1,200 workers from outsourced shrimp ...
India prods steelmakers to use local coal to cut $4 bln import bill | Reuters
Firstpost - 2/13/2016 1:08:08 AM
India's total coal imports have fallen for the last seven months, a big change for a country that has struggled to feed its expanding power plants despite having the world's fifth-biggest reserves of more than 300 billion tonnes of the fuel, almost 90 ...
Skim Milk Powder Imports to China Pick Up
Ag Web - 2/4/2016 2:30:23 AM
Along with New Zealand, China is one of the world’s two largest producers of WMP, producing 1.4 million metric tons a year. “The dramatic reduction in China’s 2015 whole milk powder imports reflects a recovery in the country’s domestic supply and ...
The world's best bakers - and they aren't French
BBC - 2/14/2016 1:28:25 AM
The best baguettes in the world are made by Koreans ... This dietary transition from rice to wheat started when the country began to import wheat from the US to make up for food shortages more than 40 years ago. The US was heavily involved in South ...
Banana Monopoly?: Armenian anti-trust body sees no abuse of market position by importer
Armenia Now - 2/12/2016 11:10:37 AM
No facts of protectionism at the banana import market have been ... According to the 2013 report of the World Bank, Armenia’s economy remained the most monopolized among the former Soviet and Eastern European countries. The Bank’s expert said the ...
Gold imports up in 2015, demand stagnant
The Indian Republic - 2/13/2016 9:57:50 AM
Gold prices around the world spiked on Thursday due to the current rush ... the first quarterly contraction since 2008, WGC said. Gold imports into the country in 2015 were at 897 tonnes against 891 tonnes in 2014, while dore imports were at 223 tonnes.
DP World plans over $1bn India investment
Trade Arabia - 2/13/2016 7:27:31 AM
Dubai-based global marine operator DP World said it plans to invest more than $1 billion in India over the next few years mainly in infrastructure development at its port operations in the country ... of 2015 – comprising imports of Dh41.73 billion ...
Low oil prices have no influence on Ghana
Ghana Web - 2/14/2016 9:42:20 AM
He said the plummeting oil prices on the world market, for a country that imports more of the product than it exports, would translate into a reduction in the amount of money the state spends to import petroleum, hence the state would not be left worse off.
Russian PM warns of world war in Syrian conflict
Tri-County Sun Times - 2/12/2016 4:54:12 PM
By MARTHA MENDOZA AP National Writer A bill headed for President Obama this week includes a provision that would ban USA imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia, gold mined by children... Both countries appeared to have made concessions on that ...
Gold's Biggest Consumers Seen Buying More as World Markets Slide
Investment Underground - 2/13/2016 11:16:35 AM
Gold imports into the country in 2015 were at 897 tonnes against 891 tonnes ... said in a telephone interview. World stock markets were falling again Thursday, and oil was trading at a 13-year low. Mine production declines overshadow gains in fourth ...
Textile industry urges govt to make cotton available at cheaper price than imports
wap.business-standard.com - 2/14/2016 12:34:08 PM
Currently available at marginally higher prices in local markets than the prevailing prices in the international markets, costly raw materials make exportable goods uncompetitive India has become the largest producer of cotton in the world leaving behind ...
DP World Announces Intention to Back Potential Infrastructure Development in India and Seeks Opportunities Worth Over USD 1 Billion
It News Online - 2/13/2016 8:46:15 AM
The Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal, operating in JN port is DP World’s flagship operation in India, and the country’s first foray into ... LCL de-stuffing and delivery of import cargo. The presence of the CFS within the port premises ...