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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 StatesUnited States $2.3 trillion 2012
2 ChinaChina $1.65 trillion 2012
3 GermanyGermany $1.22 trillion 2012
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average $938.63 billion 2012
4 JapanJapan $830.1 billion 2012
5 United KingdomUnited Kingdom $643.5 billion 2012
6 FranceFrance $643.4 billion 2012
7 South KoreaSouth Korea $514.2 billion 2012
8 IndiaIndia $503.5 billion 2012
9 Hong KongHong Kong $487.4 billion 2012
10 NetherlandsNetherlands $476.5 billion 2012
11 CanadaCanada $474.9 billion 2012
12 ItalyItaly $453.5 billion 2012
Non-religious countries averageNon-religious countries average $420.07 billion 2012
13 SingaporeSingapore $374.9 billion 2012
14 MexicoMexico $371.2 billion 2012
15 RussiaRussia $335.7 billion 2012
16 SpainSpain $323.6 billion 2012
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average $323.15 billion 2012
17 BelgiumBelgium $311.1 billion 2012
18 SwitzerlandSwitzerland $296.2 billion 2012
19 TaiwanTaiwan $268.8 billion 2012
20 AustraliaAustralia $263 billion 2012
21 TurkeyTurkey $228.6 billion 2012
22 BrazilBrazil $223.2 billion 2012
Cold countries averageCold countries average $223.08 billion 2012
23 United Arab EmiratesUAE $221.9 billion 2012
24 ThailandThailand $217.8 billion 2012
NATO countries averageNATO average $215.07 billion 2012
Eurozone averageEurozone average $214.5 billion 2012
Heavily indebted countries averageHeavily indebted countries average $201.65 billion 2012
25 PolandPoland $197.7 billion 2012
Emerging markets averageEmerging markets average $197.12 billion 2012
European Union averageEuropean Union average $189.95 billion 2012
26 MalaysiaMalaysia $186.9 billion 2012
27 IndonesiaIndonesia $178.7 billion 2012
East Asia and Pacific averageEast Asia and Pacific average $174.34 billion 2011
28 SwedenSweden $163.3 billion 2012
Europe averageEurope average $143.9 billion 2012
29 Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia $141.8 billion 2012
30 Czech RepublicCzech Republic $124.2 billion 2012
South Asia averageSouth Asia average $116.71 billion 2012
31 VietnamVietnam $104.7 billion 2012
32 South AfricaSouth Africa $102.6 billion 2012
Former British colonies averageFormer British colonies average $101.35 billion 2012
33 DenmarkDenmark $96.77 billion 2012
Christian countries averageChristian countries average $92.32 billion 2012
34 UkraineUkraine $89.71 billion 2012
35 NorwayNorway $89.05 billion 2012
36 HungaryHungary $87.37 billion 2012
Catholic countries averageCatholic countries average $80.98 billion 2012
37 SlovakiaSlovakia $75.99 billion 2012
38 ChileChile $74.86 billion 2012
Tourist destinations averageTourist destinations average $73.42 billion 2011
Religious countries averageReligious countries average $73 billion 2012
39 FinlandFinland $72.13 billion 2012
40 IsraelIsrael $71.67 billion 2012
41 IranIran $70.03 billion 2012
42 PortugalPortugal $69.48 billion 2012
OPEC countries averageOPEC countries average $67.59 billion 2012
43 ArgentinaArgentina $65.55 billion 2012
44 IrelandIreland $63.63 billion 2012
45 RomaniaRomania $62.75 billion 2012
46 PhilippinesPhilippines $61.49 billion 2012
Eastern Europe averageEastern Europe average $60.97 billion 2012
47 EgyptEgypt $60.26 billion 2012
48 VenezuelaVenezuela $59.31 billion 2012
49 ColombiaColombia $54.64 billion 2012
50 GreeceGreece $53.53 billion 2012
51 NigeriaNigeria $53.36 billion 2012
South and Central Asia averageSouth and Central Asia average $53.02 billion 2012
52 AlgeriaAlgeria $51.57 billion 2012
53 IraqIraq $50.16 billion 2012
Middle Eastern and North Africa averageMiddle Eastern and North Africa average $50.05 billion 2012
54 KazakhstanKazakhstan $49.08 billion 2012
55 Puerto RicoPuerto Rico $49 billion 2012
Former Spanish colonies averageFormer Spanish colonies average $45.4 billion 2012
56 BelarusBelarus $45.01 billion 2012
Former Soviet republics averageFormer Soviet republics average $42.65 billion 2012
57 PeruPeru $41.11 billion 2012
Hot countries averageHot countries average $40.41 billion 2012
58 PakistanPakistan $40.07 billion 2012
Potential Future EU Members averagePotential Future EU Members average $38.99 billion 2012
59 MoroccoMorocco $38.88 billion 2012
Muslim countries averageMuslim countries average $38.3 billion 2012
Sparsely populated countries averageSparsely populated countries average $37.12 billion 2010
60 New ZealandNew Zealand $37.04 billion 2012
61 BangladeshBangladesh $32.29 billion 2012
62 BulgariaBulgaria $31.15 billion 2012
63 QatarQatar $30.79 billion 2012
64 LithuaniaLithuania $30.44 billion 2012
Latin America and Caribbean averageLatin America and Caribbean average $30.4 billion 2012
65 SloveniaSlovenia $27.95 billion 2012
66 OmanOman $25.63 billion 2012
67 PanamaPanama $24.61 billion 2012
68 EcuadorEcuador $24.58 billion 2012
69 LuxembourgLuxembourg $23.78 billion 2012
70 AngolaAngola $23.72 billion 2012
71 TunisiaTunisia $23.1 billion 2012
72 KuwaitKuwait $22.79 billion 2012
Landlocked countries averageLandlocked countries average $22.32 billion 2012
73 CroatiaCroatia $20.37 billion 2012
74 LebanonLebanon $20.33 billion 2012
75 JordanJordan $18.46 billion 2012
76 SerbiaSerbia $18.35 billion 2012
77 LibyaLibya $18.1 billion 2012
78 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. $17.76 billion 2012
79 GhanaGhana $17.76 billion 2012
80 Sri LankaSri Lanka $17.18 billion 2012
81 Costa RicaCosta Rica $16.75 billion 2012
82 GuatemalaGuatemala $15.84 billion 2012
83 EstoniaEstonia $15.6 billion 2012
84 LatviaLatvia $15.15 billion 2012
85 KenyaKenya $15.1 billion 2012
Failed states averageFailed states average $14.26 billion 2012
86 CubaCuba $13.72 billion 2012
87 BahrainBahrain $13.24 billion 2012
Former French colonies averageFormer French colonies average $12.67 billion 2012
88 UruguayUruguay $12.26 billion 2012
89 UzbekistanUzbekistan $12.06 billion 2012
90 YemenYemen $11.36 billion 2012
91 HondurasHonduras $11.18 billion 2012
92 ParaguayParaguay $11.06 billion 2012
93 SyriaSyria $10.78 billion 2012
94 TurkmenistanTurkmenistan $10.69 billion 2012
95 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan $10.42 billion 2012
96 TanzaniaTanzania $10.32 billion 2012
97 EthiopiaEthiopia $10.25 billion 2012
98 El SalvadorEl Salvador $9.91 billion 2012
99 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ $9.06 billion 2012
100 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire $8.97 billion 2012
101 MacauMacau $8.87 billion 2012
102 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia+ $8.85 billion 2012
103 Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. $8.19 billion 2012
104 SudanSudan $8.12 billion 2012
105 Equatorial GuineaEqu. Guinea $8.04 billion 2012
106 BurmaBurma $8 billion 2012
107 CambodiaCambodia $7.96 billion 2012
108 ZambiaZambia $7.96 billion 2012
Sub-Saharan Africa averageSub-Saharan Africa average $7.93 billion 2012
109 BotswanaBotswana $7.92 billion 2012
110 BoliviaBolivia $7.69 billion 2012
111 GeorgiaGeorgia $7.68 billion 2012
112 CyprusCyprus $6.75 billion 2012
113 NicaraguaNicaragua $6.45 billion 2012
114 NamibiaNamibia $6.44 billion 2012
115 AfghanistanAfghanistan $6.39 billion 2012
116 CameroonCameroon $6.32 billion 2012
117 Republic of MacedoniaMacedonia Rep. $6.27 billion 2012
118 MozambiqueMozambique $6.17 billion 2012
119 NepalNepal $5.95 billion 2012
120 MongoliaMongolia $5.93 billion 2012
121 JamaicaJamaica $5.91 billion 2012
122 SenegalSenegal $5.73 billion 2012
123 Gaza StripGaza Strip $5.47 billion 2011
124 West BankWest Bank $5.47 billion 2011
125 MaltaMalta $5.45 billion 2012
126 UgandaUganda $5.19 billion 2012
127 MoldovaMoldova $5.15 billion 2012
128 MauritiusMauritius $5.1 billion 2012
129 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan $4.97 billion 2012
130 Papua New GuineaPapua NG $4.77 billion 2012
131 Virgin IslandsVirgin Islands $4.61 billion 2001
132 ZimbabweZimbabwe $4.57 billion 2012
133 Congo, Republic of theCongo, Republic of the $4.45 billion 2012
134 IcelandIceland $4.44 billion 2012
135 TajikistanTajikistan $4.38 billion 2012
136 North KoreaNorth Korea $4.33 billion 2011
137 AlbaniaAlbania $3.98 billion 2012
138 ArmeniaArmenia $3.66 billion 2012
139 GabonGabon $3.64 billion 2012
140 The BahamasThe Bahamas $3.39 billion 2012
141 KosovoKosovo $3.3 billion 2011
142 New CaledoniaNew Caledonia $3.25 billion 2012
143 MauritaniaMauritania $3.18 billion 2012
144 BruneiBrunei $3.02 billion 2011
145 GibraltarGibraltar $2.97 billion 2004
146 MaliMali $2.79 billion 2012
147 MadagascarMadagascar $2.75 billion 2012
148 LaosLaos $2.74 billion 2012
149 HaitiHaiti $2.68 billion 2012
150 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso $2.67 billion 2012
151 ChadChad $2.67 billion 2012
152 GuineaGuinea $2.61 billion 2012
153 San MarinoSan Marino $2.55 billion 2011
154 MontenegroMontenegro $2.4 billion 2012
155 LiberiaLiberia $2.27 billion 2012
156 NigerNiger $2.27 billion 2012
157 LesothoLesotho $2.24 billion 2012
158 LiechtensteinLiechtenstein $2.22 billion 2011
159 French PolynesiaFr. Polynesia $2.2 billion 2008
160 MalawiMalawi $2.15 billion 2012
161 ArubaAruba $2.04 billion 2012
162 GuyanaGuyana $1.98 billion 2012
163 RwandaRwanda $1.87 billion 2012
164 FijiFiji $1.87 billion 2012
165 SurinameSuriname $1.76 billion 2012
166 BeninBenin $1.75 billion 2012
167 TogoTogo $1.6 billion 2012
168 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone $1.6 billion 2012
169 BarbadosBarbados $1.58 billion 2012
170 SwazilandSwaziland $1.58 billion 2012
171 AndorraAndorra $1.43 billion 2012
172 AustriaAustria $1.43 billion 2012
173 MaldivesMaldives $1.41 billion 2012
174 BhutanBhutan $1.28 billion 2012
175 SomaliaSomalia $1.26 billion 2010
176 EritreaEritrea $972.8 million 2012
177 GuamGuam $901 million 2011
178 BermudaBermuda $900 million 2012
179 SeychellesSeychelles $889.6 million 2012
180 BurundiBurundi $886.2 million 2012
181 Cape VerdeCape Verde $878.7 million 2012
182 MonacoMonaco $847.9 million 2011
183 BelizeBelize $837.1 million 2012
184 GreenlandGreenland $814.2 million 2010
185 Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands $776 million 2010
186 Cayman IslandsCayman Islands $698.1 million 2012
187 East TimorEast Timor $689 million 2011
188 Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks+ $591.3 million 2008
189 Saint LuciaSaint Lucia $579.3 million 2012
190 DjiboutiDjibouti $574.2 million 2012
191 Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands $446 million 2012
192 Antigua and BarbudaAntigua+ $402.7 million 2012
193 The GambiaThe Gambia $365.8 million 2012
194 MayotteMayotte $341 million 2005
195 Central African RepublicCentral Africa $333.7 million 2012
196 VanuatuVanuatu $322.6 million 2012
197 Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSt Vincent+ $314.6 million 2012
198 British Virgin IslandsBrit. Virgin Isl. $310 million 2012
199 American SamoaAmerican Samoa $308.8 million 2004
200 GrenadaGrenada $297 million 2012
201 SamoaSamoa $280 million 2011
202 Saint Kitts and NevisSt Kitts+ $225.6 million 2012
203 Northern Mariana IslandsN. Mariana $214.4 million 2001
204 ComorosComoros $208 million 2012
205 Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau $189.8 million 2012
206 DominicaDominica $182.7 million 2012
207 Federated States of MicronesiaMicronesia $132.7 million 2004
208 AnguillaAnguilla $129.3 million 2012
209 TongaTonga $121.9 million 2012
210 Marshall IslandsMarshall Isl. $118.7 million 2011
211 Sao Tome and PrincipeSoa Tome+ $115.1 million 2012
212 PalauPalau $113.4 million 2010
213 Saint Pierre and MiquelonSt Pierre+ $95.35 million 2010
214 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)Falklands $90 million 2004
215 Cook IslandsCook Islands $83.49 million 2011
216 KiribatiKiribati $80.09 million 2010
217 Wallis and FutunaWallis+ $61.17 million 2004
218 Saint HelenaSaint Helena $45 million 2004
219 MontserratMontserrat $32.5 million 2012
220 Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da CunhaSaint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha $20.53 million 2010
221 NauruNauru $20 million 2004
222 Norfolk IslandNorfolk Island $17.9 million 2010
223 TuvaluTuvalu $16.5 million 2010
224 NiueNiue $9.04 million 2004
225 TokelauTokelau $969,200 2002

Citation

"All countries compared for Economy > Imports", 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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Background

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Cost of living

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Crime

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Economy

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Education

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Energy

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Environment

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Health

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Industry

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TOP STATS: Car > Production, Manufacturing output, Heavy truck > Production and 88 more

Labor

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Language

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Lifestyle

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Military

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People

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Religion

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COUNTRIES COVERED
Commodities 229
Partners 186

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