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, others lift ban on meat imports in boost for Brazil
Reuters - 3/25/2017 2:20:48 PM
The country sold around $13.5 billion in chicken ... one of the sources said. China had suspended imports of all meat products from Brazil, the world's top beef exporter, on March 20 as a precautionary measure. An aide to President Temer told Reuters ...
China’s trading partners alarmed by food import controls
The Seattle Times - 3/19/2017 5:12:34 PM
BEIJING (AP) — China’s trading partners are bringing the top U.N. food standards official to Beijing in a last-ditch attempt to persuade regulators to scale back plans to require intensive inspections of food imports — including such low-risk items ...
Latin American imports of Chinese steel surged 35% in January
scrapmonster.com - 3/23/2017 4:29:02 AM
As per data, China exported 7.2 million tonnes of finished steel and steel-derivative products to the entire world during the first month of the current year. Out of this 882,000 tons were shipped to Latin American countries. Imports of finished steel ...
CME: Key Countries Suspend Brazilian Meat Imports Due to Scandal
hoyentv.com - 3/23/2017 9:54:09 PM
China's decision to halt imports of Brazil's meat until the authorities ... its stores removed Brazilian beef on Monday from two of the country's top meat exporters. Brazil, recognized by the World Organization for Animal Health for doing a good job ...
Global gas market battered by glut gets eager buyer in Thailand
worldoil.com - 3/24/2017 2:07:40 PM
Thailand is one of the countries that can bring in more LNG ... signed a contract in 2012 to import 2 million tons a year from Qatar, the largest exporter in the world. It signed three other contracts in the past year with BP Plc, Royal Dutch Shell ...
Chinese Media: Ally North Korea Is ‘The Most Insecure Country in the World’
Breitbart News - 3/22/2017 11:57:01 PM
“North Korea has claimed to have nuclear weapons, but also has become the most insecure country in the world,” the authors argue ... of China’s behavior in halting North Korean coal imports in February. Without mentioning China by name, a column ...
Brazil's Tainted-Meat Probe Leaves World Hungry for Chicken
Ag Web - 3/24/2017 7:26:49 AM
With nations including South Korea placing limits on American imports, the world could be left hungry for chicken if competitors can’t fill the void. "It’s hard to say which country could fully replace a giant as Brazil in the world chicken market with ...
UPDATE 1-China lifts suspension on Brazilian meat imports
Business Insider - 3/25/2017 10:24:35 AM
The South American country also supplies more than 85 percent ... On March 20, China suspended imports of all meat products from Brazil, the world's top beef exporter, as a precautionary measure after inspectors there were accused of taking bribes to ...
Brazil tainted meat: Three key markets resume imports
Channel News Asia - 3/26/2017 12:36:25 AM
China quickly suspended the imports on Monday ... On Wednesday, the government appealed to the World Trade Organization's 163 other members not to impose "arbitrary" bans on the country's more than US$13 billion meat export industry.
China Feb sugar imports jump over 70% YOY
customstoday.com.pk - 3/23/2017 8:10:57 AM
BEIJING: Sugar imports by China, the world’s top buyer of the sweetener ... ahead of the results of an investigation into alleged anti-dumping into top exporting countries. China will extend until May 22 the months-long probe launched last year, the ...
Hong Kong import ban deals Brazil meat industry big blow
worldbulletin.net - 3/22/2017 7:14:52 AM
... has heavily relied on Brazilian imports since banning US and European Union food imports, said it wanted clarifications from Brazil. "We expect more than 30 countries to question Brazil about this issue," Brazilian Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi ...
World briefs: Airstrikes in Syria kill, injure scores
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 3/26/2017 4:25:29 AM
Iran Airbus lands TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s official IRNA news agency is reporting that the third of the 100 planes it purchased from Airbus following a landmark nuclear deal with world powers ... as several countries halted imports from the South American ...
Malaysia palm oil buyers boost imports from Indonesia in wake of El Nino
Times of India - 3/24/2017 8:59:52 AM
Traders said world No.2 producer Malaysia was set to boost imports of palm oil and related products from top grower Indonesia by about 20,000 tonnes in March from typical monthly volumes of around 40-50,000 tonnes. The two countries churn out nearly 90 ...
Largest Increases In Export To Import Ratios Since The Year 2000 By Country
worldatlas.com - 3/15/2017 11:58:10 PM
International trade contributes significantly to the growth and development of economies around the world. International trade can ... of export of goods to the global market and import of goods into the country. There are three major indicators of ...