Merchandise imports (current US$) - Country Ranking

Definition: Merchandise imports show the c.i.f. value of goods received from the rest of the world valued in current U.S. dollars.

Source: World Trade Organization.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 United States 2,250,150,000,000.00 2016
2 China 1,587,930,000,000.00 2016
3 Germany 1,055,490,000,000.00 2016
4 United Kingdom 636,409,000,000.00 2016
5 Japan 607,602,000,000.00 2016
6 France 572,955,000,000.00 2016
7 Hong Kong SAR, China 547,336,000,000.00 2016
8 Netherlands 505,067,000,000.00 2016
9 Canada 416,602,000,000.00 2016
10 Korea 406,192,000,000.00 2016
11 Italy 404,660,000,000.00 2016
12 Mexico 397,516,000,000.00 2016
13 Belgium 372,637,000,000.00 2016
14 India 359,774,000,000.00 2016
15 Spain 311,329,000,000.00 2016
16 Singapore 291,908,000,000.00 2016
17 Switzerland 270,113,000,000.00 2016
18 United Arab Emirates 225,000,000,000.00 2016
19 Turkey 198,618,000,000.00 2016
20 Poland 197,300,000,000.00 2016
21 Australia 196,137,000,000.00 2016
22 Thailand 194,185,000,000.00 2016
23 Russia 191,588,000,000.00 2016
24 Vietnam 174,231,000,000.00 2016
25 Malaysia 168,392,000,000.00 2016
26 Austria 157,746,000,000.00 2016
27 Brazil 143,474,000,000.00 2016
28 Czech Republic 142,866,000,000.00 2016
29 Sweden 140,822,000,000.00 2016
30 Saudi Arabia 135,891,000,000.00 2016
31 Indonesia 135,653,000,000.00 2016
32 Hungary 93,681,820,000.00 2016
33 South Africa 91,580,190,000.00 2016
34 Philippines 85,908,570,000.00 2016
35 Denmark 85,539,020,000.00 2016
36 Ireland 78,788,480,000.00 2016
37 Slovak Republic 75,503,420,000.00 2016
38 Romania 74,540,750,000.00 2016
39 Norway 72,669,320,000.00 2016
40 Israel 68,835,300,000.00 2016
41 Portugal 67,669,000,000.00 2016
42 Finland 60,826,810,000.00 2016
43 Chile 58,825,320,000.00 2016
44 Egypt 55,789,000,000.00 2016
45 Argentina 55,609,100,000.00 2016
46 Greece 48,873,180,000.00 2016
47 Pakistan 47,155,000,000.00 2016
48 Algeria 46,727,000,000.00 2016
49 Colombia 44,889,900,000.00 2016
50 Bangladesh 44,832,100,000.00 2016
51 Morocco 41,527,870,000.00 2016
52 Iran 40,000,000,000.00 2016
53 Ukraine 39,151,000,000.00 2016
54 Nigeria 39,000,000,000.00 2016
55 Iraq 38,713,000,000.00 2016
56 Peru 36,264,000,000.00 2016
57 New Zealand 36,062,610,000.00 2016
58 Qatar 32,057,720,000.00 2016
59 Kuwait 30,824,900,000.00 2016
60 Slovenia 30,547,560,000.00 2016
61 Bulgaria 28,859,210,000.00 2016
62 Belarus 27,571,900,000.00 2016
63 Lithuania 27,339,660,000.00 2016
64 Kazakhstan 25,376,700,000.00 2016
65 Oman 23,260,010,000.00 2016
66 Croatia 21,906,770,000.00 2016
67 Luxembourg 21,687,270,000.00 2016
68 Tunisia 19,461,790,000.00 2016
69 Sri Lanka 19,400,000,000.00 2016
70 Serbia 19,237,300,000.00 2016
71 Jordan 19,207,030,000.00 2016
72 Lebanon 18,954,550,000.00 2016
73 Panama 18,710,000,000.00 2016
74 Dominican Republic 17,483,500,000.00 2016
75 Guatemala 16,997,300,000.00 2016
76 Ethiopia 16,588,390,000.00 2016
77 Ecuador 16,324,200,000.00 2016
78 Myanmar 15,380,000,000.00 2016
79 Costa Rica 15,121,480,000.00 2016
80 Estonia 14,935,510,000.00 2016
81 Latvia 14,316,530,000.00 2016
82 Kenya 14,105,920,000.00 2016
83 Venezuela 13,550,000,000.00 2016
84 Ghana 13,351,940,000.00 2016
85 Cambodia 12,631,660,000.00 2016
86 Angola 12,538,200,000.00 2016
87 Uzbekistan 11,500,000,000.00 2016
88 Libya 10,600,000,000.00 2016
89 Honduras 10,558,900,000.00 2016
90 Cuba 10,350,000,000.00 2016
91 El Salvador 9,854,600,000.00 2016
92 Paraguay 9,752,560,000.00 2016
93 Côte d'Ivoire 9,489,927,000.00 2016
94 Tanzania 9,487,534,000.00 2016
95 Bosnia and Herzegovina 9,129,611,000.00 2016
96 Azerbaijan 9,004,176,000.00 2016
97 Macao SAR, China 8,924,466,000.00 2016
98 Trinidad and Tobago 8,800,000,000.00 2016
99 Bahrain 8,700,000,000.00 2016
100 Nepal 8,648,589,000.00 2016
101 Bolivia 8,373,915,000.00 2016
102 Sudan 8,323,395,000.00 2016
103 Uruguay 8,136,629,000.00 2016
104 Cyprus 7,816,596,000.00 2016
105 Zambia 7,537,620,000.00 2016
106 Georgia 7,294,000,000.00 2016
107 Macedonia 7,276,729,000.00 2014
108 Nicaragua 7,062,200,000.00 2016
109 Turkmenistan 7,000,000,000.00 2016
110 Namibia 6,843,898,000.00 2016
111 Yemen 6,770,000,000.00 2016
112 Afghanistan 6,534,140,000.00 2016
113 Malta 6,197,865,000.00 2016
114 Botswana 6,138,022,000.00 2016
115 Iceland 5,697,635,000.00 2016
116 Senegal 5,477,912,000.00 2016
117 Mozambique 5,206,186,000.00 2016
118 Cameroon 5,171,723,000.00 2016
119 Uganda 5,099,449,000.00 2016
120 Congo 4,951,425,000.00 2016
121 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 4,850,000,000.00 2016
122 Dem. Rep. Congo 4,800,000,000.00 2016
123 Jamaica 4,767,089,000.00 2016
124 Lao PDR 4,739,450,000.00 2016
125 Albania 4,669,197,000.00 2016
126 Mauritius 4,654,644,000.00 2016
127 Syrian Arab Republic 4,500,000,000.00 2016
128 Tajikistan 4,297,400,000.00 2016
129 Moldova 4,020,300,000.00 2016
130 Kyrgyz Republic 3,962,900,000.00 2016
131 Zimbabwe 3,700,000,000.00 2016
132 Mali 3,509,228,000.00 2016
133 Haiti 3,422,950,000.00 2016
134 Mongolia 3,357,900,000.00 2016
135 Armenia 3,273,500,000.00 2016
136 Burkina Faso 3,170,783,000.00 2016
137 Madagascar 2,854,704,000.00 2016
138 Equatorial Guinea 2,800,000,000.00 2016
139 Brunei 2,670,576,000.00 2016
140 The Bahamas 2,593,900,000.00 2016
141 Malawi 2,425,144,000.00 2016
142 New Caledonia 2,395,071,000.00 2016
143 Togo 2,355,280,000.00 2016
144 Fiji 2,316,410,000.00 2016
145 Rwanda 2,293,000,000.00 2016
146 Montenegro 2,285,559,000.00 2016
147 Benin 2,250,728,000.00 2016
148 Chad 2,200,000,000.00 2016
149 Gabon 2,162,980,000.00 2016
150 Guinea 2,150,804,000.00 2016
151 Papua New Guinea 2,050,000,000.00 2016
152 Mauritania 1,950,926,000.00 2016
153 Lesotho 1,851,382,000.00 2016
154 Barbados 1,622,000,000.00 2016
155 Niger 1,567,095,000.00 2016
156 Sierra Leone 1,560,484,000.00 2016
157 Guyana 1,446,700,000.00 2016
158 Swaziland 1,424,466,000.00 2016
159 Liberia 1,311,000,000.00 2016
160 Suriname 1,246,600,000.00 2016
161 Djibouti 1,128,149,000.00 2016
162 Eritrea 1,055,000,000.00 2016
163 Seychelles 1,040,150,000.00 2016
164 Bhutan 1,030,000,000.00 2016
165 Belize 970,000,000.00 2016
166 Timor-Leste 780,000,000.00 2016
167 Cabo Verde 665,918,000.00 2016
168 St. Lucia 654,468,000.00 2016
169 Greenland 624,848,900.00 2016
170 Burundi 615,866,300.00 2016
171 Antigua and Barbuda 503,430,000.00 2016
172 Solomon Islands 430,000,000.00 2016
173 Vanuatu 424,370,000.00 2016
174 Central African Republic 382,144,200.00 2016
175 The Gambia 367,823,000.00 2016
176 Grenada 350,509,000.00 2016
177 Samoa 350,488,000.00 2016
178 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 334,754,000.00 2016
179 St. Kitts and Nevis 333,348,000.00 2016
180 Tonga 260,000,000.00 2016
181 Guinea-Bissau 249,237,800.00 2016
182 Comoros 219,324,800.00 2016
183 Dominica 213,943,000.00 2016
184 Palau 153,508,000.00 2016
185 São Tomé and Principe 139,352,000.00 2016
186 Kiribati 85,000,000.00 2016
187 Tuvalu 28,000,000.00 2016

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Limitations and Exceptions: The value of imports is generally recorded as the cost of the goods when purchased by the importer plus the cost of transport and insurance to the frontier of the importing country - the cost, insurance, and freight (c.i.f.) value, corresponding to the landed cost at the point of entry of foreign goods into the country. A few countries collect import data on a free on board (f.o.b.) basis and adjust them for freight and insurance costs. Countries may report trade according to the general or special system of trade. Under the general system imports include goods imported for domestic consumption and imports into bonded warehouses and free trade zones. Under the special system imports comprise goods imported for domestic consumption (including transformation and repair) and withdrawals for domestic consumption from bonded warehouses and free trade zones. Goods transported through a country en route to another are excluded. Data on imports of goods are derived from the same sources as data on exports. In principle, world exports and imports should be identical. Similarly, exports from an economy should equal the sum of imports by the rest of the world from that economy. But differences in timing and definitions result in discrepancies in reported values at all levels.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Merchandise trade data are from customs reports of goods moving into or out of an economy or from reports of financial transactions related to merchandise trade recorded in the balance of payments. Because of differences in timing and definitions, trade flow estimates from customs reports and balance of payments may differ. Several international agencies process trade data, each correcting unreported or misreported data, leading to other differences. The data on total imports of goods (merchandise) are from the World Trade Organization (WTO), which obtains data from national statistical offices and the IMF's International Financial Statistics, supplemented by the Comtrade database and publications or databases of regional organizations, specialized agencies, economic groups, and private sources (such as Eurostat, the Food and Agriculture Organization, and country reports of the Economist Intelligence Unit). Country websites and email contact have improved collection of up-to-date statistics, reducing the proportion of estimates. The WTO database now covers most major traders in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, which together with high-income countries account for nearly 95 percent of world trade. Reliability of data for countries in Europe and Central Asia has also improved.

Aggregation method: Gap-filled total

Periodicity: Annual