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
China Soybean Imports Seen by Oil World Jumping 17% Next Season
Bloomberg - 5/21/2013 1:42:13 PM
China’s soybean imports, the world’s largest, may jump 17 percent in the next season as the country rebuilds stockpiles, Oil World said. China may import 68 million metric tons of soybeans in the 2013-14 marketing year that begins Aug. 1, up ...
World wheat trade nearly unchanged
CattleNetwork.com - 5/14/2013 7:55:35 PM
World wheat trade for the July-June international trade year in 2013/14 is projected at 143.0 million tons, just 0.7 million tons lower than in the previous year. However, the structure of imports and exports by country is expected to shift substantially.
Gold Imports by India May Surge as Festival Lures Shoppers (2)
Businessweek - 5/13/2013 4:57:49 PM
“Gold is God’s currency for people so the faith is much more,” Prithviraj ... on speculation that the global economy was recovering. The precious metal is off to its worst start to the year since 1982, losing 15 percent.
Sugar imports by India seen jumping as prices plunge on glut
origin-www.livemint.com - 5/23/2013 1:47:00 PM
Sugar imports by India, the world’s biggest consumer, are set to surge as a slump in global prices to the lowest level in almost three years spurs purchases by refiners, according to a millers’ group. “Processors have imported 1.1 million tonnes (mt ...
US lauds India for reducing Iranian oil imports
The Miami Herald - 5/24/2013 10:11:04 AM
NEW DELHI -- A senior official praised India for reducing oil imports from Iran and said the U.S. government will decide soon on New Delhi's request to renew a waiver from sanctions on Tehran. U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy ...
Gold Imports by India Seen Topping 100 Tons for a Second Month
Bloomberg - 5/8/2013 3:42:01 AM
Gold imports by India, the world’s largest consumer ... Akshaya Tritiya festival is considered by the country’s more than 900 million Hindus as the traditional day to buy precious metals. Bullion is bought during festivals and marriages ...
India's coking coal imports seen rising to 35 mln T in 2013/14
Reuters - 5/22/2013 1:48:11 PM
India, the world's fourth-largest steel producer ... that are coming up," said the official at the country's third-largest steelmaker, who did not wish to be identified citing company policy. Imports in the last fiscal year covered about ...
Cooking Oil Imports by India Slump on Stockpiles, Low Demand
Businessweek - 5/14/2013 3:30:44 PM
Prices are down 27 percent ... 50,999 tons from 216,509 tons, while sunflower oil fell 32 percent to 88,368 tons, it said. India buys palm from Indonesia and Malaysia, and soybean oil from Brazil and Argentina. “Local consumption always ...
Brazil's metal imports from Arab world hike 138% in 2012
MENAFN - 5/19/2013 11:53:02 PM
(MENAFN) The Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce stated that Brazil's imports of metals from the Arab world in 2012 soared 138 percent ... said that in the period, Arab countries imported USD133.90 million worth of metals from the South American country.
Coal imports hit record high on slow domestic output
MoneyControl.com - 5/9/2013 3:19:22 AM
and are set to grow further as the world's third-biggest producer struggles to raise domestic supplies. A drop in global coal prices, however, softened the impact of the surging imports on India's finances, with the country forking out about $15.5 billion ...
Eurozone: Periphery Countries Restored External Balances, Recovery Follows?
econintersect.com - 5/22/2013 12:58:05 PM
... s current account balance measures how much it lends to or borrows from the rest of the world. A country where imports run ahead of exports is also spending more than it produces and must borrow abroad to make up the difference. Countries ...
India coal imports hit record high on slow domestic output-sources
Reuters - 5/8/2013 10:01:25 AM
and are set to grow further as the world's third-biggest producer struggles to raise domestic supplies. A drop in global coal prices, however, softened the impact of the surging imports on India's finances, with the country forking out about $15 ...
Gold imports in India more than double in April
Mineweb - 5/14/2013 6:08:13 PM
Alarm bells started ringing in India on Monday afternoon about the country's high trade deficit, pegged at $17.8 billion in April and the highest so far this year, the government targeted its ire on gold imports by creating new import hurdles later the ...
RBI puts restrictions on gold imports by banks to moderate demand
in.com - 5/13/2013 10:02:38 AM
Due to high gold imports, the country's trade deficit in April widened to $17.8 billion ... Gold imports into India, the world's largest consumer of the metal, stood at around 830 tonne in 2012-13.
Latin American steel imports from China up by 9pct in Q1
SteelGuru - 5/19/2013 2:53:11 AM
Chile with 154,000 tonne and Peru with 148,000 tonne which accounted for 48% of the country's imported finished steel. In Q1 2013, Chinese imports amounted to 21% of Brazil's finished steel imports from all over the world. However, in Brazil the two ...