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Economy > Trade > Import growth: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Annual growth rate of imports of goods and services based on constant local currency. Aggregates are based on constant 2000 U.S. dollars. 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.".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 MauritaniaMauritania 45.26 2005
2 SomaliaSomalia 45.1 1989
3 OmanOman 27.42 2004
4 MaldivesMaldives 25.21 2004
5 UgandaUganda 25.2 2009
6 Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia 21.59 2007
7 AfghanistanAfghanistan 20.87 2005
8 NepalNepal 20.23 2009
9 DjiboutiDjibouti 17.83 2006
10 TurkmenistanTurkmenistan 17.53 2009
11 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 17.23 2005
12 GuineaGuinea 16.76 2009
13 AlgeriaAlgeria 16.66 2009
14 EthiopiaEthiopia 16.4 2009
South and Central Asia averageSouth and Central Asia average 16.4 2005
15 Congo, Republic of theCongo, Republic of the 16.2 1996
16 ZambiaZambia 15.62 2009
17 SurinameSuriname 15.19 1994
18 SamoaSamoa 15.07 2005
19 MozambiqueMozambique 13.95 2009
20 BelizeBelize 13.49 2008
21 Cape VerdeCape Verde 13 2009
22 BruneiBrunei 13 2007
23 AustraliaAustralia 12.86 2008
24 Sri LankaSri Lanka 11.22 2002
25 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire 11 2009
26 LithuaniaLithuania 10.49 2008
27 KuwaitKuwait 10.13 2004
28 Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSt Vincent+ 10.01 2003
29 CyprusCyprus 9.88 2008
30 Puerto RicoPuerto Rico 9.5 2001
31 Papua New GuineaPapua NG 8.63 2004
32 SlovakiaSlovakia 8.44 2009
33 TajikistanTajikistan 7.68 2009
34 CubaCuba 7.57 2008
Heavily indebted countries averageHeavily indebted countries average 7.31 1999
35 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 7.1 2006
36 United Arab EmiratesUAE 6.95 2004
37 TunisiaTunisia 6.74 2009
38 VietnamVietnam 6.66 2009
39 LebanonLebanon 6.49 2009
40 FijiFiji 6.46 1995
41 LaosLaos 6.46 2008
42 SyriaSyria 6.41 2009
Latin America and Caribbean averageLatin America and Caribbean average 6 1994
43 HaitiHaiti 5.84 2009
44 NamibiaNamibia 5.26 2009
45 HungaryHungary 4.7 2008
Former French colonies averageFormer French colonies average 4.54 2005
46 UzbekistanUzbekistan 4.4 2005
47 ChinaChina 4.15 2009
48 BeninBenin 4.1 2005
49 The GambiaThe Gambia 3.8 2009
50 Antigua and BarbudaAntigua+ 3.73 2002
51 BhutanBhutan 3.69 2009
52 TanzaniaTanzania 3.55 2006
53 ComorosComoros 3.35 2009
54 MaliMali 3 2007
55 SloveniaSlovenia 2.88 2008
56 TogoTogo 2.8 2005
57 MaltaMalta 2.76 1993
58 IsraelIsrael 2.42 2008
59 The BahamasThe Bahamas 2.36 2007
60 Central African RepublicCentral Africa 2.09 2006
61 MadagascarMadagascar 1.79 2009
62 SeychellesSeychelles 1.73 2009
63 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone 0.69 1995
64 DominicaDominica 0.58 2006
65 SudanSudan 0.3 2008
66 Saint Kitts and NevisSt Kitts+ -0.16 1998
67 KenyaKenya -0.19 2009
68 LesothoLesotho -1.08 2009
69 EritreaEritrea -1.52 2007
70 GrenadaGrenada -1.81 1999
71 BarbadosBarbados -1.89 2003
72 PhilippinesPhilippines -1.93 2009
73 ZimbabweZimbabwe -2.57 2005
74 BangladeshBangladesh -2.6 2009
75 GabonGabon -2.83 2009
76 SwazilandSwaziland -3.49 2009
77 GuyanaGuyana -4.04 2002
78 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia+ -4.48 2009
79 MalawiMalawi -4.6 2009
80 MauritiusMauritius -4.6 2009
81 CambodiaCambodia -4.87 2009
82 CameroonCameroon -5.2 2009
83 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan -5.28 2009
South Asia averageSouth Asia average -5.338 2009
84 SwitzerlandSwitzerland -5.37 2009
85 PanamaPanama -5.62 2009
86 MoroccoMorocco -5.97 2009
87 RwandaRwanda -6.69 1999
88 IndiaIndia -7.28 2009
89 NicaraguaNicaragua -7.65 2009
90 JordanJordan -7.83 2009
91 ColombiaColombia -7.94 2009
92 EcuadorEcuador -8.01 2009
93 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan -8.38 2009
94 NetherlandsNetherlands -8.49 2009
95 BelarusBelarus -8.6 2009
96 UruguayUruguay -8.6 2009
Non-religious countries averageNon-religious countries average -8.767 2009
97 BahrainBahrain -9 1985
98 BotswanaBotswana -9.27 2009
99 GuatemalaGuatemala -9.35 2009
100 GermanyGermany -9.38 2009
101 IrelandIreland -9.74 2009
102 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. -9.84 2009
103 BoliviaBolivia -10.21 2009
104 Czech RepublicCzech Republic -10.22 2009
105 LuxembourgLuxembourg -10.25 2009
106 FranceFrance -10.69 2009
107 PortugalPortugal -10.8 2009
108 BelgiumBelgium -11.09 2009
109 BrazilBrazil -11.41 2009
110 NorwayNorway -11.45 2009
111 European UnionEuropean Union -11.87 2009
112 PeruPeru -11.87 2009
113 Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. -11.9 2009
114 AlbaniaAlbania -11.99 2009
115 United KingdomUnited Kingdom -12.26 2009
116 MalaysiaMalaysia -12.28 2009
117 Costa RicaCosta Rica -12.36 2009
118 DenmarkDenmark -12.49 2009
Former Spanish colonies averageFormer Spanish colonies average -12.651 2009
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average -12.963 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average -13.054 2009
119 SwedenSweden -13.16 2009
120 ParaguayParaguay -13.18 2009
121 ChadChad -13.48 2006
Eurozone averageEurozone average -13.763 2009
122 United StatesUnited States -13.84 2009
123 CanadaCanada -13.92 2009
124 GhanaGhana -14.14 2009
125 TurkeyTurkey -14.29 2009
126 PolandPoland -14.35 2009
127 AustriaAustria -14.45 2009
128 ItalyItaly -14.54 2009
European Union averageEuropean Union average -14.593 2009
129 New ZealandNew Zealand -14.76 2009
NATO countries averageNATO average -14.83 2009
130 IndonesiaIndonesia -14.97 2009
131 ChileChile -15.1 2009
132 PakistanPakistan -15.16 2009
Former Soviet republics averageFormer Soviet republics average -15.269 2009
133 KazakhstanKazakhstan -15.9 2009
134 BurmaBurma -16.22 2004
135 JapanJapan -16.75 2009
136 SenegalSenegal -17.12 2009
Emerging markets averageEmerging markets average -17.148 2009
137 Serbia and MontenegroSerbia+ -17.32 2009
138 South AfricaSouth Africa -17.44 2009
139 SpainSpain -17.81 2009
140 FinlandFinland -18.08 2009
141 MexicoMexico -18.17 2009
142 GreeceGreece -18.61 2009
143 ArgentinaArgentina -19.03 2009
144 NigerNiger -19.2 1999
145 MoldovaMoldova -19.37 2009
146 VenezuelaVenezuela -19.56 2009
147 CroatiaCroatia -20.66 2009
148 ArmeniaArmenia -20.96 2009
149 BulgariaBulgaria -21.48 2009
150 ThailandThailand -21.76 2009
151 El SalvadorEl Salvador -23.29 2009
152 IcelandIceland -24.07 2009
153 RomaniaRomania -24.58 2009
154 HondurasHonduras -26 2009
155 EstoniaEstonia -26.76 2009
156 RussiaRussia -30.4 2009
157 LatviaLatvia -34.19 2009
158 BurundiBurundi -37.87 1996
159 UkraineUkraine -38.6 2009

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"All countries compared for Economy > Trade > Import growth", 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/Trade/Import-growth

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Agriculture

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Background

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Cost of living

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Crime

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Disasters

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Economy

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Education

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TOP STATS: Literacy > Total population, Average IQ, Tertiary enrollment and 511 more

Energy

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Environment

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Geography

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Government

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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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Media

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Military

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People

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