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Economy > Spending on imports: Countries Compared

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. Data are in constant 2000 U.S. dollars.".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 European Union 3.83 trillion 2009
2 United States 1.67 trillion 2009
3 China 902.66 billion 2009
4 Germany 830.12 billion 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 649.58 billion 2009
5 United Kingdom 525.27 billion 2009
6 Japan 477.15 billion 2009
7 France 439.07 billion 2009
8 Canada 324.9 billion 2009
9 Netherlands 314.98 billion 2009
10 Italy 282.83 billion 2009
Non-religious countries average (profile) 264.89 billion 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 237.14 billion 2009
11 Spain 235.39 billion 2009
12 Mexico 234.43 billion 2009
13 India 204.27 billion 2009
14 Belgium 201.76 billion 2009
Eurozone average (profile) 185.01 billion 2009
15 Russia 175.13 billion 2009
16 Australia 168.93 billion 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 166.88 billion 2009
European Union average (profile) 162.51 billion 2009
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 131.5 billion 2000
17 Malaysia 128.6 billion 2009
18 Switzerland 127.82 billion 2009
19 Saudi Arabia 125.87 billion 2007
20 Brazil 121.56 billion 2009
21 Sweden 121.13 billion 2009
Cold countries average (profile) 111.65 billion 2000
Emerging markets average (profile) 109.23 billion 2009
22 Ireland 104.86 billion 2009
23 Austria 104.85 billion 2009
24 Thailand 94.09 billion 2009
25 Turkey 91.12 billion 2009
26 Poland 90.56 billion 2009
27 Denmark 88.83 billion 2009
28 Indonesia 84.14 billion 2009
Europe average (profile) 83.89 billion 2000
29 Hungary 73.97 billion 2008
30 Czech Republic 73.13 billion 2009
31 United Arab Emirates 67.8 billion 2004
32 Norway 66.37 billion 2009
33 Puerto Rico 65.52 billion 2001
34 Israel 59.17 billion 2008
35 Vietnam 55.87 billion 2009
36 Finland 54.58 billion 2009
37 Portugal 53.48 billion 2009
38 Greece 52.56 billion 2009
39 South Africa 52.27 billion 2009
40 Philippines 51.43 billion 2009
Former British colonies average (profile) 50.54 billion 2000
41 Slovakia 46.6 billion 2009
Catholic countries average (profile) 46.57 billion 2000
42 Venezuela 44.61 billion 2009
43 Chile 44.14 billion 2009
44 Argentina 41.85 billion 2009
45 Luxembourg 41.76 billion 2009
46 Romania 35.52 billion 2009
47 Colombia 33.52 billion 2009
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 30.51 billion 2009
48 Algeria 24.21 billion 2009
49 Morocco 22.55 billion 2009
50 New Zealand 22.32 billion 2009
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 22.19 billion 2009
51 Slovenia 21.36 billion 2008
South Asia average (profile) 21.32 billion 2000
52 Belarus 21.32 billion 2009
53 Ukraine 20.5 billion 2009
54 Peru 18.68 billion 2009
OPEC countries average (profile) 17.77 billion 2000
55 Lithuania 16.58 billion 2008
56 Bangladesh 16.55 billion 2009
57 Pakistan 16.43 billion 2009
58 Kuwait 16.2 billion 2004
59 Nigeria 14.73 billion 2000
60 Bulgaria 14.3 billion 2009
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 13.99 billion 2000
61 Croatia 13.81 billion 2009
62 Tunisia 13.74 billion 2009
63 Syria 13.06 billion 2009
64 Panama 12.65 billion 2009
65 Lebanon 11.91 billion 2009
66 Dominican Republic 11.86 billion 2009
67 Kazakhstan 11.44 billion 2009
Muslim countries average (profile) 11.26 billion 2000
68 Oman 10.52 billion 2004
69 Ecuador 10.4 billion 2009
70 Costa Rica 10.09 billion 2009
71 Cuba 9.43 billion 2008
South and Central Asia average (profile) 9.28 billion 2000
72 Turkmenistan 9.14 billion 2009
73 Jordan 9.01 billion 2009
74 Azerbaijan 8.89 billion 2009
75 Sri Lanka 8.15 billion 2002
76 Cyprus 7.81 billion 2008
77 Kenya 7.67 billion 2009
78 Cambodia 7.03 billion 2009
79 Estonia 7.01 billion 2009
80 Ethiopia 6.85 billion 2009
81 Guatemala 6.27 billion 2009
82 El Salvador 6.24 billion 2009
83 Serbia and Montenegro 6.23 billion 2009
84 Uruguay 6.09 billion 2009
85 Honduras 6.08 billion 2009
86 Trinidad and Tobago 6.07 billion 2005
87 Angola 5.74 billion 2000
Former French colonies average (profile) 5.59 billion 2005
88 Latvia 5.38 billion 2009
89 Libya 5.25 billion 2000
90 Bahrain 5.13 billion 2000
91 Zambia 5.1 billion 2009
92 Sudan 4.93 billion 2008
93 Bosnia and Herzegovina 4.86 billion 2009
94 Cote d'Ivoire 4.77 billion 2009
95 Paraguay 4.74 billion 2009
96 The Bahamas 4.25 billion 2007
97 Namibia 4.17 billion 2009
98 Malta 4 billion 2000
99 Qatar 3.97 billion 2000
100 Uganda 3.76 billion 2009
101 Uzbekistan 3.72 billion 2005
102 Iceland 3.51 billion 2009
103 Ghana 3.35 billion 2000
104 Bolivia 3.25 billion 2009
105 Mauritius 3.24 billion 2009
106 Botswana 3.22 billion 2009
107 Democratic Republic of the Congo 3.08 billion 2009
108 Senegal 2.91 billion 2009
109 Brunei 2.91 billion 2007
110 Madagascar 2.88 billion 2009
111 Tanzania 2.82 billion 2006
112 Nicaragua 2.77 billion 2009
113 Cameroon 2.69 billion 2009
114 Mozambique 2.47 billion 2009
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 2.33 billion 2000
115 Papua New Guinea 2.24 billion 2004
116 Zimbabwe 2.23 billion 2005
117 Swaziland 2.22 billion 2009
118 Gabon 2.21 billion 2009
119 Lesotho 2.04 billion 2009
120 Moldova 2.04 billion 2009
121 Tajikistan 1.85 billion 2009
122 Kyrgyzstan 1.82 billion 2009
123 Nepal 1.78 billion 2000
124 Armenia 1.72 billion 2009
125 Mauritania 1.64 billion 2005
126 Haiti 1.47 billion 2009
127 Congo, Republic of the 1.4 billion 2000
128 Mali 1.36 billion 2007
129 Seychelles 1.33 billion 2009
130 Barbados 1.33 billion 2003
131 Georgia 1.21 billion 2000
132 Fiji 1.18 billion 2000
133 Equatorial Guinea 1.07 billion 2000
134 Guinea 1.03 billion 2009
135 Burkina Faso 941.31 million 2006
136 Cape Verde 844.3 million 2009
137 French Polynesia 835.3 million 2000
138 Togo 779.6 million 2005
139 Guyana 772.75 million 2002
140 Mongolia 771.84 million 2000
141 Belize 714.85 million 2008
142 Benin 706.29 million 2005
143 Malawi 693.36 million 2009
144 Maldives 654.58 million 2004
145 Antigua and Barbuda 479.43 million 2002
146 Chad 478.46 million 2006
147 Niger 462.09 million 2000
148 Saint Lucia 445.95 million 2000
149 Rwanda 445.34 million 2000
150 Eritrea 418.33 million 2007
151 Djibouti 383.32 million 2006
152 Grenada 310.14 million 2000
153 Suriname 296.19 million 2000
154 Sierra Leone 249.77 million 2000
155 Saint Kitts and Nevis 248.99 million 2000
156 The Gambia 241.66 million 2009
157 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 219.93 million 2003
158 Bhutan 219.59 million 2000
159 Samoa 214.94 million 2002
160 Dominica 185.17 million 2006
161 Central African Republic 182.26 million 2006
162 Solomon Islands 168.09 million 2000
163 Liberia 145.8 million 2000
164 Burundi 141.32 million 2000
165 Vanuatu 130.5 million 2000
166 Palau 127.13 million 2000
167 Laos 116.92 million 2008
168 Guinea-Bissau 111.12 million 2000
169 Comoros 94.99 million 2009
170 Tonga 88.39 million 2000
171 Kiribati 31.95 million 2000

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Spending on imports. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Spending-on-imports

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