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 Luxembourg 186.16 2016
2 Hong Kong SAR, China 185.24 2016
3 Singapore 146.27 2016
4 Malta 128.61 2016
5 Nauru 101.74 2016
6 United Arab Emirates 101.44 2016
7 Liberia 100.28 2016
8 Ireland 99.58 2016
9 Seychelles 98.19 2014
10 Kiribati 95.61 2016
11 Slovak Republic 91.12 2016
12 Vietnam 91.06 2016
13 Lesotho 83.13 2016
14 Belgium 81.54 2016
15 Hungary 79.46 2016
16 Congo 79.43 2016
17 Mozambique 77.15 2016
18 Djibouti 77.15 2007
19 Estonia 75.12 2016
20 Lithuania 73.22 2016
21 Czech Republic 72.06 2016
22 Kyrgyz Republic 71.90 2016
23 Moldova 71.76 2016
24 Netherlands 71.44 2016
25 Jordan 69.10 2009
26 Slovenia 68.50 2016
27 Palau 68.45 2016
28 Tonga 68.12 2016
29 Belize 67.70 2015
30 Cyprus 66.09 2016
31 Namibia 65.95 2016
32 Cambodia 65.67 2016
33 Bahrain 65.53 2016
34 Macedonia 63.80 2016
35 Mauritania 63.38 2016
36 Somalia 63.04 2016
37 Montenegro 62.92 2016
38 Belarus 62.76 2016
39 Togo 62.64 2016
40 Malaysia 60.98 2016
41 Cabo Verde 60.69 2014
42 Bulgaria 59.67 2016
43 Georgia 59.33 2016
44 Latvia 59.14 2016
45 Papua New Guinea 58.92 2004
46 Honduras 58.03 2016
47 Timor-Leste 57.93 2015
48 Guyana 57.89 2016
49 Serbia 57.48 2016
50 Nicaragua 56.97 2016
51 St. Kitts and Nevis 56.53 2016
52 Ukraine 55.52 2016
53 Puerto Rico 54.67 2013
54 Switzerland 54.59 2016
55 Solomon Islands 54.52 2015
56 Thailand 54.17 2016
57 Dominica 53.98 2016
58 Mauritius 53.90 2016
59 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 53.80 2016
60 Bhutan 53.09 2016
61 Swaziland 52.68 2016
62 Suriname 52.38 2016
63 Grenada 52.36 2016
64 Bosnia and Herzegovina 52.30 2016
65 Sierra Leone 51.87 2016
66 Fiji 51.23 2016
67 Haiti 51.22 2016
68 Greenland 50.49 2015
69 Tunisia 50.42 2016
70 Samoa 49.85 2016
71 Panama 49.57 2016
72 Vanuatu 49.39 2014
73 Afghanistan 49.02 2016
74 Poland 48.21 2016
75 Austria 48.05 2016
76 Ghana 47.86 2016
77 Denmark 47.39 2016
78 Lebanon 47.12 2016
79 Antigua and Barbuda 47.03 2016
80 Croatia 46.62 2016
81 Kuwait 46.43 2016
82 Trinidad and Tobago 46.18 2015
83 Albania 45.82 2016
84 Mongolia 45.42 2016
85 Morocco 45.33 2016
86 Malawi 45.04 2016
87 Jamaica 44.93 2016
88 Libya 44.79 2011
89 Turkmenistan 44.39 2012
90 St. Lucia 44.29 2016
91 Senegal 43.93 2016
92 Barbados 43.77 2015
93 Comoros 43.74 2016
94 Azerbaijan 43.67 2016
95 Lao PDR 43.21 2016
96 Armenia 42.66 2016
97 Iceland 42.55 2016
98 Romania 42.32 2016
99 Tajikistan 42.29 2015
100 Equatorial Guinea 42.25 2016
101 Botswana 42.24 2016
102 The Gambia 41.90 2016
103 Qatar 41.63 2016
104 The Bahamas 41.61 2016
105 Iraq 40.76 2016
106 Mexico 39.95 2016
107 Benin 39.66 2016
108 Paraguay 39.52 2016
109 Mali 39.50 2016
110 Sweden 39.43 2016
111 Nepal 39.38 2016
112 El Salvador 39.35 2016
113 Portugal 39.01 2016
114 Zimbabwe 38.67 2016
115 Zambia 38.43 2016
116 Germany 38.15 2016
117 Chad 38.03 2016
118 Syrian Arab Republic 37.83 2007
119 Brunei 37.74 2016
120 Philippines 36.93 2016
121 Finland 36.46 2016
122 Burkina Faso 36.29 2015
123 Oman 35.88 2016
124 Madagascar 35.76 2016
125 Korea 35.44 2016
126 Algeria 35.27 2016
127 Guinea 35.11 2005
128 Macao SAR, China 34.65 2016
129 Dem. Rep. Congo 34.09 2016
130 Canada 33.38 2016
131 Norway 33.27 2016
132 Rwanda 33.15 2016
133 New Caledonia 32.99 1999
134 Bolivia 32.04 2016
135 Burundi 31.92 2016
136 Costa Rica 31.91 2016
137 Niger 31.53 2016
138 Venezuela 31.40 2014
139 France 31.21 2016
140 Greece 31.18 2016
141 Saudi Arabia 30.18 2016
142 South Africa 30.11 2016
143 United Kingdom 30.11 2016
144 Central African Republic 30.01 2016
145 Spain 29.93 2016
146 Angola 29.43 2016
147 Sri Lanka 29.08 2016
148 Dominican Republic 28.90 2016
149 Uganda 28.64 2016
150 Kazakhstan 28.32 2016
151 Israel 28.18 2016
152 Myanmar 28.04 2016
153 Ethiopia 27.78 2016
154 Chile 27.62 2016
155 Guatemala 27.30 2016
156 Gabon 27.08 2016
157 Guinea-Bissau 27.05 2016
158 Italy 26.43 2016
159 New Zealand 26.13 2016
160 Yemen 25.09 2016
161 Turkey 24.85 2016
162 Cameroon 23.41 2016
163 Kenya 23.36 2016
164 Eritrea 23.15 2011
165 Tanzania 22.61 2016
166 Peru 22.36 2016
167 Bangladesh 21.30 2016
168 Australia 21.08 2016
169 Iran 20.81 2016
170 Colombia 20.73 2016
171 Uzbekistan 20.64 2016
172 India 20.63 2016
173 Russia 20.55 2016
174 Côte d'Ivoire 20.20 2016
175 Uruguay 20.17 2016
176 Egypt 19.68 2016
177 Ecuador 19.15 2016
178 Indonesia 18.31 2016
179 China 17.42 2016
180 Pakistan 16.00 2016
181 Japan 15.09 2016
182 United States 14.69 2016
183 Cuba 14.45 2015
184 Argentina 13.49 2016
185 Sudan 12.53 2016
186 Brazil 12.13 2016
187 Nigeria 10.49 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: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual