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 3,148,460,000,000.00 2018
2 China 2,548,990,000,000.00 2018
3 Germany 1,628,580,000,000.00 2018
4 United Kingdom 907,118,000,000.00 2018
5 Japan 904,426,000,000.00 2018
6 France 891,893,000,000.00 2018
7 Hong Kong SAR, China 682,643,000,000.00 2018
8 Netherlands 669,998,000,000.00 2018
9 India 642,698,000,000.00 2018
10 Korea 631,474,000,000.00 2018
11 Italy 603,369,000,000.00 2018
12 Canada 584,130,000,000.00 2018
13 Singapore 545,565,000,000.00 2018
14 Mexico 502,428,000,000.00 2018
15 Spain 459,813,000,000.00 2018
16 Belgium 449,075,000,000.00 2018
17 Switzerland 380,095,000,000.00 2018
18 Russia 344,263,000,000.00 2018
19 Ireland 341,121,000,000.00 2018
20 Australia 306,678,000,000.00 2018
21 Poland 305,447,000,000.00 2018
22 Thailand 285,262,000,000.00 2018
23 United Arab Emirates 281,552,000,000.00 2018
24 Brazil 266,778,000,000.00 2018
25 Vietnam 251,282,000,000.00 2018
26 Sweden 240,713,000,000.00 2018
27 Austria 236,905,000,000.00 2018
28 Turkey 236,244,000,000.00 2018
29 Indonesia 229,861,000,000.00 2018
30 Malaysia 221,408,000,000.00 2018
31 Saudi Arabia 209,721,000,000.00 2018
32 Czech Republic 176,570,000,000.00 2018
33 Denmark 176,395,000,000.00 2018
34 Venezuela 151,446,000,000.00 2014
35 Philippines 146,841,000,000.00 2018
36 Norway 141,680,000,000.00 2018
37 Hungary 127,198,000,000.00 2018
38 Luxembourg 124,435,000,000.00 2018
39 South Africa 108,878,000,000.00 2018
40 Finland 108,741,000,000.00 2018
41 Iran 108,230,000,000.00 2017
42 Israel 107,539,000,000.00 2018
43 Romania 107,447,000,000.00 2018
44 Portugal 104,537,000,000.00 2018
45 Slovak Republic 99,618,990,000.00 2018
46 Chile 85,649,390,000.00 2018
47 Argentina 85,362,530,000.00 2018
48 Iraq 80,606,460,000.00 2018
49 Greece 79,342,810,000.00 2018
50 Egypt 73,678,500,000.00 2018
51 Ukraine 70,399,180,000.00 2018
52 Nigeria 69,551,810,000.00 2018
53 Colombia 68,941,690,000.00 2018
54 Qatar 65,810,990,000.00 2018
55 Bangladesh 64,242,230,000.00 2018
56 Pakistan 62,128,840,000.00 2018
57 Kuwait 61,556,290,000.00 2018
58 Morocco 58,082,700,000.00 2018
59 New Zealand 57,940,500,000.00 2018
60 Algeria 56,195,100,000.00 2018
61 Peru 52,262,830,000.00 2018
62 Puerto Rico 46,462,500,000.00 2018
63 Kazakhstan 45,357,330,000.00 2018
64 Bulgaria 41,887,570,000.00 2018
65 Slovenia 41,639,200,000.00 2018
66 Belarus 41,253,090,000.00 2018
67 Lithuania 39,365,960,000.00 2018
68 Oman 35,297,530,000.00 2018
69 Croatia 31,316,000,000.00 2018
70 Serbia 30,000,610,000.00 2018
71 Angola 28,397,110,000.00 2017
72 Panama 28,219,110,000.00 2017
73 Bahrain 27,047,870,000.00 2018
74 Sri Lanka 26,789,050,000.00 2018
75 Ecuador 24,982,270,000.00 2018
76 Tunisia 24,736,070,000.00 2018
77 Dominican Republic 24,387,170,000.00 2018
78 Ghana 23,871,610,000.00 2018
79 Jordan 23,040,850,000.00 2018
80 Lebanon 22,434,330,000.00 2018
81 Estonia 21,741,080,000.00 2018
82 Guatemala 21,721,650,000.00 2018
83 Latvia 21,157,950,000.00 2018
84 Kenya 20,223,450,000.00 2018
85 Costa Rica 19,988,500,000.00 2018
86 Uzbekistan 19,561,910,000.00 2018
87 Libya 19,404,320,000.00 2018
88 Ethiopia 19,232,000,000.00 2018
89 Myanmar 18,673,780,000.00 2017
90 Macao SAR, China 18,293,960,000.00 2018
91 Malta 18,043,760,000.00 2018
92 Cyprus 18,042,420,000.00 2018
93 Azerbaijan 17,705,180,000.00 2018
94 Dem. Rep. Congo 17,635,820,000.00 2018
95 Cambodia 15,536,090,000.00 2018
96 Syrian Arab Republic 15,286,440,000.00 2007
97 Honduras 14,467,240,000.00 2018
98 Paraguay 13,933,340,000.00 2018
99 Nepal 13,444,860,000.00 2018
100 El Salvador 12,668,380,000.00 2018
101 Cuba 12,596,000,000.00 2018
102 Côte d'Ivoire 12,578,300,000.00 2018
103 Bolivia 12,537,990,000.00 2018
104 Mozambique 12,395,500,000.00 2018
105 Iceland 11,420,490,000.00 2018
106 Uruguay 11,316,240,000.00 2018
107 Bosnia and Herzegovina 11,246,470,000.00 2018
108 Georgia 10,770,490,000.00 2018
109 Zambia 10,216,910,000.00 2018
110 North Macedonia 9,237,398,000.00 2018
111 Cameroon 9,165,084,000.00 2018
112 Afghanistan 9,153,345,000.00 2017
113 Tanzania 9,117,114,000.00 2017
114 Senegal 8,707,217,000.00 2018
115 Mongolia 8,393,143,000.00 2018
116 Jamaica 8,024,862,000.00 2018
117 Zimbabwe 7,909,000,000.00 2018
118 Uganda 7,878,689,000.00 2018
119 Mauritius 7,705,838,000.00 2018
120 Botswana 7,030,517,000.00 2018
121 Albania 6,856,193,000.00 2018
122 Nicaragua 6,726,132,000.00 2018
123 Armenia 6,649,521,000.00 2018
124 Lao PDR 6,619,813,000.00 2016
125 Namibia 6,523,035,000.00 2018
126 Congo 6,310,124,000.00 2018
127 Moldova 6,293,831,000.00 2018
128 Mali 5,844,693,000.00 2018
129 Equatorial Guinea 5,822,506,000.00 2018
130 Guinea 5,783,505,000.00 2018
131 Brunei 5,693,409,000.00 2018
132 Haiti 5,647,737,000.00 2018
133 Kyrgyz Republic 5,534,624,000.00 2018
134 Djibouti 5,287,575,000.00 2018
135 Burkina Faso 5,259,903,000.00 2018
136 The Bahamas 5,127,600,000.00 2018
137 Turkmenistan 5,094,000,000.00 2018
138 Sudan 5,043,383,000.00 2018
139 Somalia 4,701,866,000.00 2018
140 Madagascar 4,685,209,000.00 2018
141 Benin 4,575,623,000.00 2018
142 Chad 4,270,379,000.00 2018
143 Mauritania 3,989,972,000.00 2018
144 Montenegro 3,673,167,000.00 2018
145 Gabon 3,625,606,000.00 2018
146 Rwanda 3,245,701,000.00 2018
147 Liberia 3,079,000,000.00 2018
148 Niger 3,069,418,000.00 2018
149 Tajikistan 2,929,109,000.00 2017
150 Papua New Guinea 2,313,837,000.00 2004
151 Lesotho 2,305,437,000.00 2018
152 Malawi 2,279,713,000.00 2017
153 Togo 2,266,153,000.00 2018
154 Barbados 2,103,821,000.00 2018
155 Eswatini 2,068,525,000.00 2018
156 Guyana 1,827,749,000.00 2018
157 Suriname 1,678,080,000.00 2010
158 Seychelles 1,623,298,000.00 2018
159 Sierra Leone 1,602,531,000.00 2018
160 Timor-Leste 1,490,280,000.00 2017
161 Cabo Verde 1,348,342,000.00 2018
162 Bhutan 1,252,713,000.00 2017
163 Greenland 1,220,182,000.00 2016
164 Belize 1,085,444,000.00 2018
165 Central African Republic 1,042,907,000.00 2018
166 New Caledonia 1,008,559,000.00 1999
167 Burundi 926,365,600.00 2018
168 St. Lucia 738,370,400.00 2016
169 Antigua and Barbuda 686,701,700.00 2016
170 The Gambia 677,801,000.00 2018
171 Grenada 654,300,000.00 2018
172 Solomon Islands 615,648,400.00 2015
173 Eritrea 603,784,800.00 2011
174 St. Kitts and Nevis 593,894,100.00 2018
175 Guinea-Bissau 473,248,800.00 2018
176 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 433,712,300.00 2017
177 Vanuatu 402,516,900.00 2014
178 Samoa 392,293,900.00 2018
179 Dominica 358,608,000.00 2018
180 Comoros 351,578,900.00 2018
181 Tonga 341,918,100.00 2018
182 Palau 216,697,300.00 2018
183 Kiribati 170,754,100.00 2017
184 Nauru 103,823,600.00 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