Imports of goods and services (current US$) - Country Ranking

Definition: Imports of goods and services represent the value of all goods and other market services received from the rest of the world. They include the value of merchandise, freight, insurance, transport, travel, royalties, license fees, and other services, such as communication, construction, financial, information, business, personal, and government services. They exclude compensation of employees and investment income (formerly called factor services) and transfer payments. Data are in current U.S. dollars.

Source: World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.

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Rank Country Value Year
1 United States 2,735,810,000,000.00 2016
2 China 1,950,370,000,000.00 2016
3 Germany 1,326,710,000,000.00 2016
4 United Kingdom 797,270,000,000.00 2016
5 France 769,431,000,000.00 2016
6 Japan 745,652,000,000.00 2016
7 Hong Kong SAR, China 594,477,000,000.00 2016
8 Netherlands 555,254,000,000.00 2016
9 Canada 510,595,000,000.00 2016
10 Korea 500,172,000,000.00 2016
11 Italy 491,307,000,000.00 2016
12 India 467,122,000,000.00 2016
13 Singapore 434,389,000,000.00 2016
14 Mexico 418,274,000,000.00 2016
15 Belgium 381,550,000,000.00 2016
16 Spain 370,303,000,000.00 2016
17 Switzerland 365,119,000,000.00 2016
18 United Arab Emirates 353,764,000,000.00 2016
19 Ireland 303,526,000,000.00 2016
20 Russia 263,747,000,000.00 2016
21 Australia 253,979,000,000.00 2016
22 Poland 227,257,000,000.00 2016
23 Thailand 220,486,000,000.00 2016
24 Brazil 217,796,000,000.00 2016
25 Turkey 214,637,000,000.00 2016
26 Sweden 202,874,000,000.00 2016
27 Saudi Arabia 195,108,000,000.00 2016
28 Austria 187,761,000,000.00 2016
29 Vietnam 186,929,000,000.00 2016
30 Malaysia 180,820,000,000.00 2016
31 Indonesia 170,658,000,000.00 2016
32 Venezuela 151,446,000,000.00 2014
33 Denmark 145,440,000,000.00 2016
34 Czech Republic 140,732,000,000.00 2016
35 Norway 123,469,000,000.00 2016
36 Philippines 112,613,000,000.00 2016
37 Luxembourg 109,150,000,000.00 2016
38 Hungary 99,968,630,000.00 2016
39 Israel 89,536,300,000.00 2016
40 South Africa 88,976,190,000.00 2016
41 Iran 87,190,860,000.00 2016
42 Finland 86,961,230,000.00 2016
43 Slovak Republic 81,799,390,000.00 2016
44 Portugal 79,898,660,000.00 2016
45 Romania 79,397,370,000.00 2016
46 Argentina 73,587,750,000.00 2016
47 Iraq 69,900,000,000.00 2016
48 Chile 68,237,440,000.00 2016
49 Egypt 65,506,370,000.00 2016
50 Qatar 63,458,790,000.00 2016
51 Greece 60,083,180,000.00 2016
52 Colombia 58,541,220,000.00 2016
53 Puerto Rico 56,386,290,000.00 2013
54 Algeria 56,097,070,000.00 2016
55 Ukraine 51,783,160,000.00 2016
56 Kuwait 51,478,490,000.00 2016
57 Nigeria 50,475,460,000.00 2015
58 New Zealand 48,326,340,000.00 2016
59 Bangladesh 47,171,580,000.00 2016
60 Morocco 46,965,380,000.00 2016
61 Pakistan 44,631,440,000.00 2016
62 Peru 42,973,840,000.00 2016
63 Kazakhstan 38,881,360,000.00 2016
64 Bulgaria 31,764,490,000.00 2016
65 Libya 31,727,250,000.00 2015
66 Lithuania 31,292,180,000.00 2016
67 Slovenia 30,624,550,000.00 2016
68 Belarus 29,751,310,000.00 2016
69 Angola 28,057,220,000.00 2016
70 Panama 27,357,000,000.00 2016
71 Oman 23,783,870,000.00 2016
72 Sri Lanka 23,646,450,000.00 2016
73 Croatia 23,643,310,000.00 2016
74 Lebanon 23,370,610,000.00 2016
75 Serbia 22,012,930,000.00 2016
76 Tunisia 21,207,030,000.00 2016
77 Bahrain 21,088,030,000.00 2016
78 Dominican Republic 20,690,880,000.00 2016
79 Ghana 20,432,490,000.00 2016
80 Ethiopia 20,107,330,000.00 2016
81 Ecuador 18,884,440,000.00 2016
82 Guatemala 18,769,020,000.00 2016
83 Costa Rica 18,329,830,000.00 2016
84 Myanmar 17,725,970,000.00 2016
85 Estonia 17,531,780,000.00 2016
86 Azerbaijan 16,529,050,000.00 2016
87 Kenya 16,475,230,000.00 2016
88 Jordan 16,458,590,000.00 2009
89 Latvia 16,307,280,000.00 2016
90 Turkmenistan 15,610,510,000.00 2012
91 Macao SAR, China 15,524,450,000.00 2016
92 Syrian Arab Republic 15,286,440,000.00 2007
93 Malta 14,145,780,000.00 2016
94 Uzbekistan 13,876,900,000.00 2016
95 Cyprus 13,248,120,000.00 2016
96 Cambodia 13,144,700,000.00 2016
97 Cuba 12,591,200,000.00 2015
98 Honduras 12,485,920,000.00 2016
99 Sudan 11,973,930,000.00 2016
100 Dem. Rep. Congo 10,884,800,000.00 2016
101 Trinidad and Tobago 10,878,570,000.00 2015
102 Paraguay 10,838,550,000.00 2016
103 Bolivia 10,831,640,000.00 2016
104 Tanzania 10,704,770,000.00 2016
105 Uruguay 10,575,610,000.00 2016
106 El Salvador 10,544,090,000.00 2016
107 Afghanistan 9,544,684,000.00 2016
108 Bosnia and Herzegovina 8,843,256,000.00 2016
109 Georgia 8,529,810,000.00 2016
110 Iceland 8,529,267,000.00 2016
111 Mozambique 8,498,235,000.00 2016
112 Nepal 8,322,468,000.00 2016
113 Zambia 8,095,640,000.00 2016
114 Cameroon 7,543,172,000.00 2016
115 Nicaragua 7,537,020,000.00 2016
116 Côte d'Ivoire 7,346,491,000.00 2016
117 Namibia 7,219,653,000.00 2016
118 Macedonia 6,953,630,000.00 2016
119 Uganda 6,896,230,000.00 2016
120 Lao PDR 6,872,198,000.00 2016
121 Yemen 6,854,528,000.00 2016
122 Botswana 6,581,936,000.00 2016
123 Mauritius 6,558,179,000.00 2016
124 Senegal 6,451,152,000.00 2016
125 Zimbabwe 6,426,700,000.00 2016
126 Jamaica 6,316,424,000.00 2016
127 Congo 6,222,524,000.00 2016
128 Mali 5,543,305,000.00 2016
129 Albania 5,436,291,000.00 2016
130 Mongolia 5,079,947,000.00 2016
131 Moldova 4,843,320,000.00 2016
132 Kyrgyz Republic 4,710,213,000.00 2016
133 The Bahamas 4,686,200,000.00 2016
134 Equatorial Guinea 4,514,648,000.00 2016
135 Armenia 4,510,569,000.00 2016
136 Brunei 4,302,838,000.00 2016
137 Haiti 4,109,302,000.00 2016
138 Somalia 3,919,000,000.00 2016
139 Gabon 3,849,574,000.00 2016
140 Burkina Faso 3,780,896,000.00 2015
141 Chad 3,651,511,000.00 2016
142 Madagascar 3,576,318,000.00 2016
143 Benin 3,403,658,000.00 2016
144 Tajikistan 3,320,955,000.00 2015
145 Mauritania 3,003,670,000.00 2016
146 Rwanda 2,776,828,000.00 2016
147 Togo 2,756,157,000.00 2016
148 Montenegro 2,752,348,000.00 2016
149 Malawi 2,446,899,000.00 2016
150 Fiji 2,409,486,000.00 2016
151 Niger 2,373,939,000.00 2016
152 Papua New Guinea 2,313,837,000.00 2004
153 Liberia 2,106,800,000.00 2016
154 Guyana 2,027,414,000.00 2016
155 Barbados 2,006,600,000.00 2015
156 Swaziland 1,960,003,000.00 2016
157 Sierra Leone 1,938,108,000.00 2016
158 Lesotho 1,904,851,000.00 2016
159 Suriname 1,717,400,000.00 2016
160 Seychelles 1,396,843,000.00 2014
161 Belize 1,179,641,000.00 2015
162 Bhutan 1,174,760,000.00 2016
163 Cabo Verde 1,127,609,000.00 2014
164 Greenland 1,121,063,000.00 2015
165 Guinea 1,031,237,000.00 2005
166 New Caledonia 1,008,559,000.00 1999
167 Burundi 959,704,100.00 2016
168 Timor-Leste 930,700,000.00 2015
169 St. Lucia 738,362,400.00 2016
170 Antigua and Barbuda 686,701,700.00 2016
171 Djibouti 654,165,800.00 2007
172 Solomon Islands 615,648,400.00 2015
173 Eritrea 603,784,800.00 2011
174 Grenada 553,047,300.00 2016
175 Central African Republic 527,084,400.00 2016
176 St. Kitts and Nevis 514,332,400.00 2016
177 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 413,333,300.00 2016
178 The Gambia 404,200,800.00 2016
179 Vanuatu 402,516,900.00 2014
180 Samoa 392,006,300.00 2016
181 Guinea-Bissau 315,061,200.00 2016
182 Dominica 313,908,400.00 2016
183 Tonga 273,541,500.00 2016
184 Comoros 269,754,400.00 2016
185 Palau 212,378,100.00 2016
186 Kiribati 173,580,100.00 2016
187 Nauru 103,831,200.00 2016

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Limitations and Exceptions: Because policymakers have tended to focus on fostering the growth of output, and because data on production are easier to collect than data on spending, many countries generate their primary estimate of GDP using the production approach. Moreover, many countries do not estimate all the components of national expenditures but instead derive some of the main aggregates indirectly using GDP (based on the production approach) as the control total. Data on exports and imports are compiled from customs reports and balance of payments data. Although the data from the payments side provide reasonably reliable records of cross-border transactions, they may not adhere strictly to the appropriate definitions of valuation and timing used in the balance of payments or corresponds to the change-of ownership criterion. This issue has assumed greater significance with the increasing globalization of international business. Neither customs nor balance of payments data usually capture the illegal transactions that occur in many countries. Goods carried by travelers across borders in legal but unreported shuttle trade may further distort trade statistics.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Gross domestic product (GDP) from the expenditure side is made up of household final consumption expenditure, general government final consumption expenditure, gross capital formation (private and public investment in fixed assets, changes in inventories, and net acquisitions of valuables), and net exports (exports minus imports) of goods and services. Such expenditures are recorded in purchaser prices and include net taxes on products.

Aggregation method: Gap-filled total

Periodicity: Annual