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Economy > Trade > 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 $1.90 trillion 2010
2 European Union $1.69 trillion 2007
3 China $1.31 trillion 2010
4 Germany $1.12 trillion 2010
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) $807.16 billion 2010
5 Japan $636.80 billion 2010
6 France $577.70 billion 2010
7 United Kingdom $546.50 billion 2010
8 Italy $459.70 billion 2010
9 South Korea $417.90 billion 2010
10 Hong Kong $413.00 billion 2010
11 Netherlands $408.40 billion 2010
12 Canada $406.40 billion 2010
Non-religious countries average (profile) $356.24 billion 2010
13 India $327.00 billion 2010
14 Spain $324.60 billion 2010
15 Singapore $310.40 billion 2010
16 Mexico $306.00 billion 2010
High income OECD countries average (profile) $283.42 billion 2010
17 Belgium $281.70 billion 2010
18 Taiwan $251.40 billion 2010
19 Russia $237.30 billion 2010
20 Switzerland $226.30 billion 2010
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) $222.14 billion 2007
Eurozone average (profile) $207.01 billion 2010
21 Australia $200.40 billion 2010
NATO countries average (profile) $192.55 billion 2010
22 Brazil $187.70 billion 2010
European Union average (profile) $178.93 billion 2010
23 Malaysia $174.30 billion 2010
24 Poland $167.40 billion 2010
25 Turkey $166.30 billion 2010
Cold countries average (profile) $165.59 billion 2006
26 United Arab Emirates $159.00 billion 2010
27 Sweden $158.60 billion 2010
28 Thailand $156.90 billion 2010
29 Austria $156.00 billion 2010
Emerging markets average (profile) $151.04 billion 2010
Europe average (profile) $142.27 billion 2010
30 Indonesia $111.10 billion 2010
31 Czech Republic $109.20 billion 2010
32 Saudi Arabia $99.17 billion 2010
33 Denmark $90.83 billion 2010
34 Hungary $87.44 billion 2010
35 Vietnam $84.30 billion 2010
36 South Africa $77.04 billion 2010
37 Norway $74.02 billion 2010
38 Ireland $70.36 billion 2010
39 Finland $69.11 billion 2010
40 Portugal $68.22 billion 2010
Catholic countries average (profile) $68.02 billion 2006
Former British colonies average (profile) $67.23 billion 2006
41 Slovakia $62.43 billion 2010
42 Philippines $59.90 billion 2010
43 Romania $59.84 billion 2010
44 Iran $58.97 billion 2010
45 Israel $55.60 billion 2010
46 Chile $54.23 billion 2010
47 Ukraine $53.54 billion 2010
Eastern Europe average (profile) $53.47 billion 2010
48 Argentina $52.61 billion 2010
OPEC countries average (profile) $49.88 billion 2010
49 Egypt $46.52 billion 2010
South Asia average (profile) $46.00 billion 2006
50 Greece $44.90 billion 2010
51 Iraq $42.56 billion 2010
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) $39.20 billion 2010
Religious countries average (profile) $37.98 billion 2006
52 Algeria $37.07 billion 2010
53 Colombia $36.26 billion 2010
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) $35.05 billion 2010
54 Morocco $34.19 billion 2010
55 Nigeria $34.18 billion 2010
56 Pakistan $32.71 billion 2010
57 Venezuela $31.37 billion 2010
58 New Zealand $30.24 billion 2010
59 Kazakhstan $30.11 billion 2010
60 Belarus $29.79 billion 2010
61 Puerto Rico $29.10 billion 2001
Former Soviet republics average (profile) $28.77 billion 2010
62 Slovenia $25.96 billion 2010
63 Peru $25.74 billion 2010
64 Libya $24.47 billion 2010
65 Luxembourg $23.67 billion 2010
66 Qatar $23.38 billion 2010
67 Bulgaria $22.78 billion 2010
Hot countries average (profile) $21.97 billion 2006
South and Central Asia average (profile) $21.41 billion 2006
68 Bangladesh $21.34 billion 2010
69 Croatia $20.93 billion 2010
70 Kuwait $20.36 billion 2010
71 Lithuania $20.34 billion 2010
72 Tunisia $20.02 billion 2010
73 Oman $19.30 billion 2010
Muslim countries average (profile) $18.85 billion 2006
74 Angola $18.10 billion 2010
75 Lebanon $17.97 billion 2010
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) $17.84 billion 2006
76 Ecuador $17.65 billion 2010
77 Panama $16.05 billion 2010
78 Serbia and Montenegro $15.78 billion 2010
79 Netherlands Antilles $15.74 billion 2006
80 Dominican Republic $14.53 billion 2010
81 Syria $13.57 billion 2010
82 Costa Rica $13.32 billion 2010
83 Jordan $12.97 billion 2010
84 Guatemala $12.65 billion 2010
85 Estonia $12.17 billion 2010
86 Bahrain $12.14 billion 2010
87 Sri Lanka $11.60 billion 2010
88 Kenya $10.40 billion 2010
89 Cuba $10.25 billion 2010
90 Ghana $10.18 billion 2010
91 Paraguay $9.57 billion 2010
92 Uzbekistan $9.44 billion 2010
93 Bosnia and Herzegovina $9.22 billion 2010
94 Latvia $9.15 billion 2010
95 Honduras $8.88 billion 2010
96 Sudan $8.48 billion 2010
97 Yemen $8.35 billion 2010
98 Uruguay $8.30 billion 2010
99 Trinidad and Tobago $8.23 billion 2010
100 El Salvador $7.98 billion 2010
101 Cyprus $7.96 billion 2010
102 Ethiopia $7.52 billion 2010
failed states average (profile) $7.45 billion 2006
103 Liberia $7.14 billion 2006
104 Azerbaijan $7.04 billion 2010
105 Cote d'Ivoire $7.01 billion 2010
106 Tanzania $6.33 billion 2010
Former French colonies average (profile) $6.29 billion 2006
107 Cambodia $6.00 billion 2010
108 Equatorial Guinea $5.74 billion 2010
109 Jamaica $5.38 billion 2010
110 Bolivia $5.37 billion 2010
111 Afghanistan $5.30 billion 2008
112 Nepal $5.26 billion 2009
113 Democratic Republic of the Congo $5.20 billion 2009
114 Namibia $5.15 billion 2010
115 Zambia $4.95 billion 2010
116 Turkmenistan $4.89 billion 2010
117 Cameroon $4.87 billion 2010
118 Georgia $4.83 billion 2010
119 Nicaragua $4.70 billion 2010
120 Virgin Islands $4.61 billion 2001
121 Albania $4.59 billion 2010
122 Burma $4.53 billion 2010
123 Botswana $4.52 billion 2010
124 Macau $4.50 billion 2009
=125 Senegal $4.47 billion 2010
=125 Uganda $4.47 billion 2010
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) $4.37 billion 2006
127 Malta $4.07 billion 2010
128 Mauritius $3.94 billion 2010
129 Iceland $3.68 billion 2010
130 Moldova $3.66 billion 2010
131 Congo, Republic of the $3.61 billion 2010
132 Papua New Guinea $3.55 billion 2010
133 Mozambique $3.53 billion 2010
134 Reunion $3.31 billion 2002
135 Tajikistan $3.30 billion 2010
136 Fiji $3.12 billion 2006
137 North Korea $3.10 billion 2009
138 Kyrgyzstan $3.08 billion 2010
139 Armenia $2.99 billion 2010
140 Gibraltar $2.97 billion 2004
141 Zimbabwe $2.87 billion 2010
142 Chad $2.63 billion 2010
143 Brunei $2.61 billion 2008
144 Haiti $2.45 billion 2010
=145 Gaza Strip $2.44 billion 2005
=145 West Bank $2.44 billion 2005
147 Gabon $2.43 billion 2010
148 The Bahamas $2.40 billion 2006
149 Mali $2.36 billion 2006
150 Martinique $2.31 billion 2002
151 San Marino $2.17 billion 2009
152 Mongolia $2.13 billion 2009
153 New Caledonia $2.00 billion 2006
154 Madagascar $1.96 billion 2010
155 Benin $1.81 billion 2010
156 Andorra $1.80 billion 2008
157 Liechtenstein $1.77 billion 2009
=158 Guadeloupe $1.77 billion 2002
=158 Lesotho $1.77 billion 2010
160 French Polynesia $1.71 billion 2005
161 Malawi $1.68 billion 2010
162 Swaziland $1.64 billion 2010
163 Barbados $1.59 billion 2006
164 Guinea $1.55 billion 2010
165 Laos $1.50 billion 2010
166 Burkina Faso $1.48 billion 2010
167 Mauritania $1.48 billion 2006
168 Guyana $1.37 billion 2010
169 Togo $1.34 billion 2010
170 Suriname $1.30 billion 2006
171 Bermuda $1.16 billion 2006
172 Aruba $1.05 billion 2006
173 Rwanda $1.05 billion 2010
174 Faroe Islands $983.00 million 2008
175 Maldives $967.00 million 2009
176 Monaco $916.10 million 2005
177 Cayman Islands $876.50 million 2008
178 Greenland $867.00 million 2008
179 Cape Verde $858.00 million 2010
180 Seychelles $831.00 million 2010
181 Niger $800.00 million 2006
182 Somalia $798.00 million 2006
183 Saint Lucia $791.00 million 2006
184 Belize $740.00 million 2010
185 Eritrea $738.00 million 2010
186 Guam $701.00 million 2004
187 Djibouti $644.00 million 2009
188 French Guiana $625.00 million 2002
189 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines $578.00 million 2006
190 Sierra Leone $560.00 million 2006
191 Bhutan $533.00 million 2008
192 Antigua and Barbuda $522.80 million 2007
193 Saint Kitts and Nevis $383.00 million 2006
194 Grenada $343.00 million 2006
195 Mayotte $341.00 million 2005
196 Burundi $336.00 million 2010
197 Samoa $324.00 million 2006
198 American Samoa $308.80 million 2011
199 The Gambia $306.00 million 2010
200 Dominica $296.00 million 2006
201 Solomon Islands $256.00 million 2006
202 Central African Republic $237.30 million 2007
203 Northern Mariana Islands $214.40 million 2001
204 East Timor $202.00 million 2004
205 Guinea-Bissau $200.00 million 2006
206 British Virgin Islands $187.00 million 2002
207 Turks and Caicos Islands $175.60 million 2000
208 Vanuatu $156.00 million 2006
=209 Anguilla $143.00 million 2006
=209 Comoros $143.00 million 2006
211 Tonga $139.00 million 2006
212 Federated States of Micronesia $132.70 million 2004
213 Palau $107.30 million 2004
214 Sao Tome and Principe $99.00 million 2010
215 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) $90.00 million 2004
216 Cook Islands $81.04 million 2005
217 Marshall Islands $79.40 million 2008
218 Saint Pierre and Miquelon $68.20 million 2005
219 Kiribati $62.00 million 2004
220 Wallis and Futuna $61.17 million 2004
221 Saint Helena $45.00 million 2004
222 Nauru $20.00 million 2004
223 Norfolk Island $17.90 million 2010
224 Montserrat $17.00 million 2001
225 Tuvalu $12.91 million 2005
226 Niue $9.04 million 2004
227 Tokelau $969,200.00 2002

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Trade > Imports. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Trade/Imports

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SUBCATEGORIES
By good 512 stats Goods and services 14 stats Merchandise imports by the reporting economy 2 stats
Customs and other import duties 2 stats Imports of goods and services 2 stats
Documents to import 2 stats Insurance and financial services 2 stats
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COUNTRIES COVERED
Commercial service imports > Current US$ 174
Commercial services 36
Commodities 228
Computer > Communications and other services > % of commercial service imports 173
Customs and other import duties > Current LCU 138
Documents to import > Number 188
Food imports > % of merchandise imports 193
Goods > Services and income 174
Goods and services 156
Goods and services as % of GDP 164
Import growth in USD 156
Import procedure fees > US$ per container 172
Imports of goods and services 203
Imports of goods and services > Constant LCU 165
Imports of goods and services per capita 200
Leading import source 180
Merchandise 36
Merchandise imports from high-income economies > % of total merchandise imports 177
Merchandise imports from third world economies in East Asia and Pacific > % of total merchandise imp 111
Merchandise imports from third world economies in Europe and Central Asia > % of total merchandise i 122
Merchandise imports from third world economies in Middle East and North Africa > % of total merchand 162
Merchandise imports from third world economies in South Asia > % of total merchandise imports 171
Merchandise imports from third world economies in Sub-Saharan Africa > % of total merchandise import 155
Merchandise imports from third world economies outside region > % of total merchandise imports 154
Merchandise imports from third world economies within region > % of total merchandise imports 114
Ores and scrap metal imports > % of merchandise imports 188
Partners 231
Services 174
Spending on imports 179
Travel services > % of commercial service imports 172

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