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
Argentina - World food imports
Meat Trade News Daily - 6/18/2013 8:25:40 PM
World food imports in 2013 are tentatively forecast by FAO at $1.09 trillion, close to last year's level, but 13 per cent below the record of 2011, the biannual report on global food markets said. Higher bills for fish and livestock products are ...
India Can Take More Steps to Cut Gold Imports, Mayaram Says (1)
Businessweek - 6/18/2013 8:18:30 PM
India (INGDPY), the world’s biggest consumer of gold, could implement more measures to curb imports, a top economic official said as the country seeks to narrow a record current-account deficit and check the currency’s drop. “We are not at ...
Gold Imports by India Seen Tumbling as Curbs Boost Titan’s Costs
Businessweek - 6/13/2013 5:15:20 AM
Gold imports by India, the world’s largest consumer ... The curbs will change the financial models of jewelers in the country, said Bhaskar Bhat, managing director of Titan Industries Ltd. (TTAN) Shares of Titan and other jewelers have ...
RBI Restricts Gold Imports by Trading Agencies
The Wall Street Journal - 6/4/2013 9:00:45 AM
The latest move to reduce imports follows a buying spree in the world's largest gold consumer since mid-April, when international prices crashed to a two-year low. The restriction will be effective immediately, the central bank said in a statement.
U.S. Continues to Dominate World Olive Oil Imports
oliveoiltimes.com - 6/7/2013 1:29:13 PM
Overall, total world imports are expected to expand three percent on ... Individually, consumption looks poised to fall 15 percent in the chief E.U. producing countries – Spain, Italy and Greece – and by 10 percent in Portugal, the IOC said.
Bio Farma Urges OIC Countries to become Self-Reliant in Vaccine
StreetInsider - 6/19/2013 8:00:01 AM
Bandung, Indonesia, June 18, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - The 123-year old Indonesian vaccine manufacturer Bio Farma has urged Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member countries to be self-reliant in vaccines as imports from industrialized countries are ...
India thermal coal imports jump 48pc
Business Recorder - 6/12/2013 11:43:04 AM
as growing demand and cheap prices fuelled buying by the world's fourth-biggest importer. The surge in the shipments, which came on the heels of a 75 percent climb in India's fiscal year thermal coal imports, will help the country cope better with slowing ...
U.S. Oil Imports Are Falling, But Reliance on These Countries Is Rising
Daily Finance - 5/4/2013 2:45:20 PM
For instance, Valero recently said that it has replaced all imports of light oil with domestic substitutes at its Gulf Coast and Memphis refineries. And Phillips 66 recently announced that it will increase its domestic crude slate by 80% this year ...
Gold Imports by India Tumble as Jewelers' Costs Rise
Moneynews (blog) - 6/12/2013 10:05:50 PM
Gold imports by India, the world's largest consumer ... The curbs will change the financial models of jewelers in the country, said Bhaskar Bhat, managing director of Titan Industries Ltd. Shares of Titan and other jewelers have slumped in ...
Gold's global fall is bad news for India's economy
Oneida Dispatch - 6/18/2013 10:27:21 PM
The current account deficit (the net outflow of money ... Consider this: Even though gold prices have plunged from more than $1800 in November to around $1400 an ounce last month, the World Gold Council has forecast that India's gold imports ...
Gold Imports by India Seen Falling as Central Bank Widens Curbs
Bloomberg - 6/3/2013 11:56:44 PM
India, the world’s biggest consumer of gold ... The restrictions come after Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram yesterday said the country can’t afford high levels of imports and policies will be reviewed if needed.
Trade deficit at seven-month high as gold imports surge
Reuters Group PLC - 6/17/2013 6:57:58 AM
"We expect gold demand and, hence, imports to be significantly lower in June, and possibly remain low in coming months," Barclays Capital said in ... India has been struggling to control its current account deficit, which has exacerbated the ...
India eyes narrow political window for gas price hike
Yahoo! - 6/18/2013 8:22:41 AM
Raising prices nearer to world levels could boost investment in the sector, increasing much needed supply in the world's fourth-largest energy user, and make liquefied natural gas (LNG ... "This would be a good time for the government to consider raising ...
World bodies say global food prices to rise
Gulf News - 6/16/2013 1:25:42 PM
“We would urge governments around the world to begin to shift and to shift quickly from ... oilseeds relies on imports from the United States, Brazil and other countries. Imports of oilseeds are expected to rise by 40 per cent over the next 10 years ...
Stoppage of fuel subsidy payment, ban on cement dip imports by 7%
Vanguard - 6/9/2013 11:49:37 PM
Maritime analysts however agreed that the low level of imports can also be attributed to the general downturn of the world’s economy, adding Nigeria is not the only country affected in this. They said that the global economic down turn has affected the ...