Imports of goods and services (% of GDP) - 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.

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

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Hong Kong SAR, China 188.22 2018
2 Djibouti 178.88 2018
3 Luxembourg 175.54 2018
4 Singapore 149.82 2018
5 Malta 123.98 2018
6 Vietnam 102.47 2018
7 Seychelles 102.08 2018
8 Nauru 101.74 2016
9 Somalia 99.60 2018
10 Liberia 94.33 2018
11 Slovak Republic 94.06 2018
12 Kiribati 92.01 2017
13 Ireland 89.18 2018
14 Mozambique 84.22 2018
15 Lesotho 84.18 2018
16 Belgium 82.74 2018
17 Hungary 80.57 2018
18 Slovenia 77.10 2018
19 Palau 76.30 2018
20 Mauritania 76.22 2018
21 Tonga 75.92 2018
22 Lithuania 73.68 2018
23 Netherlands 73.33 2018
24 North Macedonia 72.90 2018
25 Cyprus 72.28 2018
26 Czech Republic 72.00 2018
27 Bahrain 71.66 2018
28 Estonia 70.74 2018
29 Belarus 69.14 2018
30 Kyrgyz Republic 68.39 2018
31 Cabo Verde 68.21 2018
32 United Arab Emirates 67.98 2018
33 Montenegro 66.73 2018
34 Dominica 65.10 2018
35 Bulgaria 64.31 2018
36 Mongolia 64.23 2018
37 Cambodia 63.30 2018
38 Tunisia 62.04 2018
39 Malaysia 61.75 2018
40 Latvia 61.49 2018
41 Georgia 61.20 2018
42 Honduras 60.36 2018
43 Timor-Leste 59.92 2017
44 Serbia 59.29 2018
45 Papua New Guinea 58.92 2004
46 St. Kitts and Nevis 58.75 2018
47 Haiti 58.47 2018
48 Belize 58.01 2018
49 Thailand 56.49 2018
50 Congo 56.02 2018
51 Bosnia and Herzegovina 55.78 2018
52 Grenada 55.17 2018
53 Moldova 55.00 2018
54 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 54.75 2017
55 Jordan 54.56 2018
56 Mauritius 54.19 2018
57 Switzerland 53.90 2018
58 Ukraine 53.81 2018
59 Armenia 53.48 2018
60 Solomon Islands 53.32 2015
61 Guinea 53.02 2018
62 Poland 52.15 2018
63 Austria 52.03 2018
64 Croatia 51.36 2018
65 Nicaragua 51.27 2018
66 Jamaica 51.07 2018
67 Denmark 49.59 2018
68 Bhutan 49.55 2017
69 Vanuatu 49.39 2014
70 Morocco 49.26 2018
71 El Salvador 48.62 2018
72 Samoa 47.81 2018
73 Antigua and Barbuda 47.80 2016
74 Guyana 47.12 2018
75 Central African Republic 46.98 2018
76 Nepal 46.30 2018
77 Puerto Rico 45.94 2018
78 Albania 45.40 2018
79 Afghanistan 45.33 2017
80 Panama 45.31 2017
81 Greenland 45.02 2018
82 Namibia 44.92 2018
83 Romania 44.85 2018
84 Oman 44.52 2018
85 Philippines 44.37 2018
86 Benin 44.19 2018
87 Iceland 44.13 2018
88 Eswatini 43.91 2018
89 Kuwait 43.77 2018
90 Portugal 43.44 2018
91 St. Lucia 43.39 2016
92 Equatorial Guinea 43.35 2018
93 Sweden 43.29 2018
94 Togo 42.29 2018
95 Brunei 41.96 2018
96 Lao PDR 41.88 2016
97 The Gambia 41.51 2018
98 The Bahamas 41.27 2018
99 Germany 41.25 2018
100 Mexico 41.16 2018
101 Tajikistan 40.92 2017
102 Barbados 40.89 2018
103 Libya 40.12 2018
104 Lebanon 39.61 2018
105 Finland 39.29 2018
106 Sierra Leone 39.23 2018
107 Korea 38.99 2018
108 Uzbekistan 38.74 2018
109 Suriname 38.41 2010
110 Zambia 38.24 2018
111 Chad 37.88 2018
112 Syrian Arab Republic 37.83 2007
113 Botswana 37.77 2018
114 Azerbaijan 37.72 2018
115 Dem. Rep. Congo 37.34 2018
116 Burkina Faso 37.24 2018
117 Venezuela 36.43 2017
118 Ghana 36.41 2018
119 Greece 36.39 2018
120 Malawi 36.17 2017
121 Senegal 36.09 2018
122 Iraq 35.95 2018
123 Paraguay 34.41 2018
124 Qatar 34.39 2018
125 Rwanda 34.13 2018
126 Canada 34.09 2018
127 Mali 34.05 2018
128 Madagascar 33.82 2018
129 Costa Rica 33.24 2018
130 Macao SAR, China 33.21 2018
131 Niger 33.04 2018
132 New Caledonia 32.99 1999
133 Norway 32.63 2018
134 Guinea-Bissau 32.46 2018
135 Spain 32.40 2018
136 Algeria 32.34 2018
137 France 32.11 2018
138 United Kingdom 31.77 2018
139 Bolivia 31.12 2018
140 Turkey 30.63 2018
141 Burundi 30.50 2018
142 Sri Lanka 30.13 2018
143 Comoros 29.85 2018
144 South Africa 29.56 2018
145 Egypt 29.37 2018
146 Côte d'Ivoire 29.25 2018
147 Israel 29.02 2018
148 Italy 28.95 2018
149 Chile 28.72 2018
150 Uganda 28.69 2018
151 Dominican Republic 28.50 2018
152 New Zealand 28.27 2018
153 Myanmar 27.99 2017
154 Guatemala 27.68 2018
155 Saudi Arabia 26.66 2018
156 Zimbabwe 25.51 2018
157 Kazakhstan 25.29 2018
158 Iran 23.84 2017
159 Cameroon 23.70 2018
160 India 23.64 2018
161 Peru 23.54 2018
162 Bangladesh 23.44 2018
163 Angola 23.25 2017
164 Eritrea 23.15 2011
165 Ecuador 23.05 2018
166 Kenya 23.01 2018
167 Ethiopia 22.80 2018
168 Indonesia 22.06 2018
169 Gabon 21.51 2018
170 Australia 21.39 2018
171 Colombia 20.83 2018
172 Russia 20.77 2018
173 Pakistan 19.75 2018
174 Uruguay 18.99 2018
175 China 18.73 2018
176 Japan 18.19 2018
177 Nigeria 17.51 2018
178 Tanzania 17.10 2017
179 Argentina 16.42 2018
180 United States 15.33 2018
181 Brazil 14.28 2018
182 Cuba 12.59 2018
183 Turkmenistan 12.50 2018
184 Sudan 12.35 2018

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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: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual