Syrian Arab Republic - Merchandise imports (current US$)

The value for Merchandise imports (current US$) in Syrian Arab Republic was 4,500,000,000 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 56 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 18,104,750,000 in 2008 and a minimum value of 198,603,000 in 1961.

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:

Year Value
1960 239,385,000
1961 198,603,000
1962 230,990,000
1963 235,340,000
1964 235,602,000
1965 213,351,000
1966 289,267,000
1967 264,660,000
1968 312,565,000
1969 369,634,000
1970 360,471,000
1971 439,005,000
1972 539,529,000
1973 612,661,000
1974 1,227,260,000
1975 1,685,410,000
1976 2,382,790,000
1977 2,701,910,000
1978 2,458,600,000
1979 3,329,170,000
1980 4,124,000,000
1981 5,173,000,000
1982 4,028,000,000
1983 4,542,000,000
1984 4,116,000,000
1985 3,967,000,000
1986 2,728,000,000
1987 2,470,000,000
1988 2,216,000,000
1989 2,084,000,000
1990 2,400,000,000
1991 2,767,000,000
1992 3,490,000,000
1993 4,139,000,000
1994 5,467,000,000
1995 4,709,000,000
1996 5,380,000,000
1997 4,028,000,000
1998 3,895,000,000
1999 3,832,000,000
2000 3,815,000,000
2001 4,752,000,000
2002 4,487,753,000
2003 5,110,634,000
2004 8,411,096,000
2005 10,862,220,000
2006 11,488,280,000
2007 14,655,130,000
2008 18,104,750,000
2009 15,442,770,000
2010 17,561,580,000
2011 16,800,000,000
2012 7,300,000,000
2013 5,800,000,000
2014 6,700,000,000
2015 5,000,000,000
2016 4,500,000,000

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

Classification

Topic: Private Sector & Trade Indicators

Sub-Topic: Imports