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Economy > Imports: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: This entry provides the total US dollar amount of merchandise imports on a c.i.f. (cost, insurance, and freight) or f.o.b. (free on board) basis. These figures are calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 United States $2.30 trillion 2012
2 China $1.65 trillion 2012
3 Germany $1.22 trillion 2012
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) $938.63 billion 2012
4 Japan $830.10 billion 2012
5 United Kingdom $643.50 billion 2012
6 France $643.40 billion 2012
7 South Korea $514.20 billion 2012
8 India $503.50 billion 2012
9 Hong Kong $487.40 billion 2012
10 Netherlands $476.50 billion 2012
11 Canada $474.90 billion 2012
12 Italy $453.50 billion 2012
Non-religious countries average (profile) $420.07 billion 2012
13 Singapore $374.90 billion 2012
14 Mexico $371.20 billion 2012
15 Russia $335.70 billion 2012
16 Spain $323.60 billion 2012
High income OECD countries average (profile) $323.15 billion 2012
17 Belgium $311.10 billion 2012
18 Switzerland $296.20 billion 2012
19 Taiwan $268.80 billion 2012
20 Australia $263.00 billion 2012
21 Turkey $228.60 billion 2012
22 Brazil $223.20 billion 2012
Cold countries average (profile) $223.08 billion 2012
23 United Arab Emirates $221.90 billion 2012
24 Thailand $217.80 billion 2012
NATO countries average (profile) $215.07 billion 2012
Eurozone average (profile) $214.50 billion 2012
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) $201.65 billion 2012
25 Poland $197.70 billion 2012
Emerging markets average (profile) $197.12 billion 2012
European Union average (profile) $189.95 billion 2012
26 Malaysia $186.90 billion 2012
27 Indonesia $178.70 billion 2012
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) $174.34 billion 2011
28 Sweden $163.30 billion 2012
Europe average (profile) $143.90 billion 2012
29 Saudi Arabia $141.80 billion 2012
30 Czech Republic $124.20 billion 2012
South Asia average (profile) $116.71 billion 2012
31 Vietnam $104.70 billion 2012
32 South Africa $102.60 billion 2012
Former British colonies average (profile) $101.35 billion 2012
33 Denmark $96.77 billion 2012
Christian countries average (profile) $92.32 billion 2012
34 Ukraine $89.71 billion 2012
35 Norway $89.05 billion 2012
36 Hungary $87.37 billion 2012
Catholic countries average (profile) $80.98 billion 2012
37 Slovakia $75.99 billion 2012
38 Chile $74.86 billion 2012
Tourist destinations average (profile) $73.42 billion 2011
Religious countries average (profile) $73.00 billion 2012
39 Finland $72.13 billion 2012
40 Israel $71.67 billion 2012
41 Iran $70.03 billion 2012
42 Portugal $69.48 billion 2012
OPEC countries average (profile) $67.59 billion 2012
43 Argentina $65.55 billion 2012
44 Ireland $63.63 billion 2012
45 Romania $62.75 billion 2012
46 Philippines $61.49 billion 2012
Eastern Europe average (profile) $60.97 billion 2012
47 Egypt $60.26 billion 2012
48 Venezuela $59.31 billion 2012
49 Colombia $54.64 billion 2012
50 Greece $53.53 billion 2012
51 Nigeria $53.36 billion 2012
South and Central Asia average (profile) $53.02 billion 2012
52 Algeria $51.57 billion 2012
53 Iraq $50.16 billion 2012
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) $50.05 billion 2012
54 Kazakhstan $49.08 billion 2012
55 Puerto Rico $49.00 billion 2012
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) $45.40 billion 2012
56 Belarus $45.01 billion 2012
Former Soviet republics average (profile) $42.65 billion 2012
57 Peru $41.11 billion 2012
Hot countries average (profile) $40.41 billion 2012
58 Pakistan $40.07 billion 2012
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) $38.99 billion 2012
59 Morocco $38.88 billion 2012
Muslim countries average (profile) $38.30 billion 2012
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) $37.12 billion 2010
60 New Zealand $37.04 billion 2012
61 Bangladesh $32.29 billion 2012
62 Bulgaria $31.15 billion 2012
63 Qatar $30.79 billion 2012
64 Lithuania $30.44 billion 2012
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) $30.40 billion 2012
65 Slovenia $27.95 billion 2012
66 Oman $25.63 billion 2012
67 Panama $24.61 billion 2012
68 Ecuador $24.58 billion 2012
69 Luxembourg $23.78 billion 2012
70 Angola $23.72 billion 2012
71 Tunisia $23.10 billion 2012
72 Kuwait $22.79 billion 2012
Landlocked countries average (profile) $22.32 billion 2012
73 Croatia $20.37 billion 2012
74 Lebanon $20.33 billion 2012
75 Jordan $18.46 billion 2012
76 Serbia $18.35 billion 2012
77 Libya $18.10 billion 2012
=78 Dominican Republic $17.76 billion 2012
=78 Ghana $17.76 billion 2012
80 Sri Lanka $17.18 billion 2012
81 Costa Rica $16.75 billion 2012
82 Guatemala $15.84 billion 2012
83 Estonia $15.60 billion 2012
84 Latvia $15.15 billion 2012
85 Kenya $15.10 billion 2012
failed states average (profile) $14.26 billion 2012
86 Cuba $13.72 billion 2012
87 Bahrain $13.24 billion 2012
Former French colonies average (profile) $12.67 billion 2012
88 Uruguay $12.26 billion 2012
89 Uzbekistan $12.06 billion 2012
90 Yemen $11.36 billion 2012
91 Honduras $11.18 billion 2012
92 Paraguay $11.06 billion 2012
93 Syria $10.78 billion 2012
94 Turkmenistan $10.69 billion 2012
95 Azerbaijan $10.42 billion 2012
96 Tanzania $10.32 billion 2012
97 Ethiopia $10.25 billion 2012
98 El Salvador $9.91 billion 2012
99 Trinidad and Tobago $9.06 billion 2012
100 Cote d'Ivoire $8.97 billion 2012
101 Macau $8.87 billion 2012
102 Bosnia and Herzegovina $8.85 billion 2012
103 Democratic Republic of the Congo $8.19 billion 2012
104 Sudan $8.12 billion 2012
105 Equatorial Guinea $8.04 billion 2012
106 Burma $8.00 billion 2012
107 Cambodia $7.96 billion 2012
108 Zambia $7.96 billion 2012
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) $7.93 billion 2012
109 Botswana $7.92 billion 2012
110 Bolivia $7.69 billion 2012
111 Georgia $7.68 billion 2012
112 Cyprus $6.75 billion 2012
113 Nicaragua $6.45 billion 2012
114 Namibia $6.44 billion 2012
115 Afghanistan $6.39 billion 2012
116 Cameroon $6.32 billion 2012
117 Republic of Macedonia $6.27 billion 2012
118 Mozambique $6.17 billion 2012
119 Nepal $5.95 billion 2012
120 Mongolia $5.93 billion 2012
121 Jamaica $5.91 billion 2012
122 Senegal $5.73 billion 2012
=123 Gaza Strip $5.47 billion 2011
=123 West Bank $5.47 billion 2011
125 Malta $5.45 billion 2012
126 Uganda $5.19 billion 2012
127 Moldova $5.15 billion 2012
128 Mauritius $5.10 billion 2012
129 Kyrgyzstan $4.97 billion 2012
130 Papua New Guinea $4.77 billion 2012
131 Virgin Islands $4.61 billion 2001
132 Zimbabwe $4.57 billion 2012
133 Congo, Republic of the $4.45 billion 2012
134 Iceland $4.44 billion 2012
135 Tajikistan $4.38 billion 2012
136 North Korea $4.33 billion 2011
137 Albania $3.98 billion 2012
138 Armenia $3.66 billion 2012
139 Gabon $3.64 billion 2012
140 The Bahamas $3.39 billion 2012
141 Kosovo $3.30 billion 2011
142 New Caledonia $3.25 billion 2012
143 Mauritania $3.18 billion 2012
144 Brunei $3.02 billion 2011
145 Gibraltar $2.97 billion 2004
146 Mali $2.79 billion 2012
147 Madagascar $2.75 billion 2012
148 Laos $2.74 billion 2012
149 Haiti $2.68 billion 2012
150 Burkina Faso $2.67 billion 2012
151 Chad $2.67 billion 2012
152 Guinea $2.61 billion 2012
153 San Marino $2.55 billion 2011
154 Montenegro $2.40 billion 2012
155 Liberia $2.27 billion 2012
156 Niger $2.27 billion 2012
157 Lesotho $2.24 billion 2012
158 Liechtenstein $2.22 billion 2011
159 French Polynesia $2.20 billion 2008
160 Malawi $2.15 billion 2012
161 Aruba $2.04 billion 2012
162 Guyana $1.98 billion 2012
163 Rwanda $1.87 billion 2012
164 Fiji $1.87 billion 2012
165 Suriname $1.76 billion 2012
166 Benin $1.75 billion 2012
167 Togo $1.60 billion 2012
168 Sierra Leone $1.60 billion 2012
169 Barbados $1.58 billion 2012
170 Swaziland $1.58 billion 2012
=171 Andorra $1.43 billion 2012
=171 Austria $1.43 billion 2012
173 Maldives $1.41 billion 2012
174 Bhutan $1.28 billion 2012
175 Somalia $1.26 billion 2010
176 Eritrea $972.80 million 2012
177 Guam $901.00 million 2011
178 Bermuda $900.00 million 2012
179 Seychelles $889.60 million 2012
180 Burundi $886.20 million 2012
181 Cape Verde $878.70 million 2012
182 Monaco $847.90 million 2011
183 Belize $837.10 million 2012
184 Greenland $814.20 million 2010
185 Faroe Islands $776.00 million 2010
186 Cayman Islands $698.10 million 2012
187 East Timor $689.00 million 2011
188 Turks and Caicos Islands $591.30 million 2008
189 Saint Lucia $579.30 million 2012
190 Djibouti $574.20 million 2012
191 Solomon Islands $446.00 million 2012
192 Antigua and Barbuda $402.70 million 2012
193 The Gambia $365.80 million 2012
194 Mayotte $341.00 million 2005
195 Central African Republic $333.70 million 2012
196 Vanuatu $322.60 million 2012
197 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines $314.60 million 2012
198 British Virgin Islands $310.00 million 2012
199 American Samoa $308.80 million 2004
200 Grenada $297.00 million 2012
201 Samoa $280.00 million 2011
202 Saint Kitts and Nevis $225.60 million 2012
203 Northern Mariana Islands $214.40 million 2001
204 Comoros $208.00 million 2012
205 Guinea-Bissau $189.80 million 2012
206 Dominica $182.70 million 2012
207 Federated States of Micronesia $132.70 million 2004
208 Anguilla $129.30 million 2012
209 Tonga $121.90 million 2012
210 Marshall Islands $118.70 million 2011
211 Sao Tome and Principe $115.10 million 2012
212 Palau $113.40 million 2010
213 Saint Pierre and Miquelon $95.35 million 2010
214 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) $90.00 million 2004
215 Cook Islands $83.49 million 2011
216 Kiribati $80.09 million 2010
217 Wallis and Futuna $61.17 million 2004
218 Saint Helena $45.00 million 2004
219 Montserrat $32.50 million 2012
220 Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha $20.53 million 2010
221 Nauru $20.00 million 2004
222 Norfolk Island $17.90 million 2010
223 Tuvalu $16.50 million 2010
224 Niue $9.04 million 2004
225 Tokelau $969,200.00 2002

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Imports. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Imports

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Commodities 229
Partners 186

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