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

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 China 1,950,370,000,000.00 2016
2 Japan 745,652,000,000.00 2016
3 Hong Kong SAR, China 594,477,000,000.00 2016
4 Korea 500,172,000,000.00 2016
5 India 467,122,000,000.00 2016
6 Singapore 434,389,000,000.00 2016
7 United Arab Emirates 353,764,000,000.00 2016
8 Russia 263,747,000,000.00 2016
9 Thailand 220,486,000,000.00 2016
10 Turkey 214,637,000,000.00 2016
11 Saudi Arabia 195,108,000,000.00 2016
12 Vietnam 186,929,000,000.00 2016
13 Malaysia 180,820,000,000.00 2016
14 Indonesia 170,658,000,000.00 2016
15 Philippines 112,613,000,000.00 2016
16 Israel 89,536,300,000.00 2016
17 Iran 87,190,860,000.00 2016
18 Iraq 69,900,000,000.00 2016
19 Qatar 63,458,790,000.00 2016
20 Kuwait 51,478,490,000.00 2016
21 Bangladesh 47,171,580,000.00 2016
22 Pakistan 44,631,440,000.00 2016
23 Kazakhstan 38,881,360,000.00 2016
24 Oman 23,783,870,000.00 2016
25 Sri Lanka 23,646,450,000.00 2016
26 Lebanon 23,370,610,000.00 2016
27 Bahrain 21,088,030,000.00 2016
28 Myanmar 17,725,970,000.00 2016
29 Azerbaijan 16,529,050,000.00 2016
30 Jordan 16,458,590,000.00 2009
31 Turkmenistan 15,610,510,000.00 2012
32 Macao SAR, China 15,524,450,000.00 2016
33 Syrian Arab Republic 15,286,440,000.00 2007
34 Uzbekistan 13,876,900,000.00 2016
35 Cambodia 13,144,700,000.00 2016
36 Afghanistan 9,544,684,000.00 2016
37 Georgia 8,529,810,000.00 2016
38 Nepal 8,322,468,000.00 2016
39 Lao PDR 6,872,198,000.00 2016
40 Yemen 6,854,528,000.00 2016
41 Mongolia 5,079,947,000.00 2016
42 Kyrgyz Republic 4,710,213,000.00 2016
43 Armenia 4,510,569,000.00 2016
44 Brunei 4,302,838,000.00 2016
45 Tajikistan 3,320,955,000.00 2015
46 Bhutan 1,174,760,000.00 2016
47 Timor-Leste 930,700,000.00 2015

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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