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Economy > Trade > Imports > Goods and services: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Imports of goods and services as a % of GDP, 2000.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Singapore 161% 2000
2 Malta 114% 2000
3 Guyana 111% 2000
4 Malaysia 104% 2000
5 Luxembourg 99% 2000
=6 Estonia 88% 2000
=6 Lesotho 88% 2000
=8 Maldives 86% 2000
=8 Eritrea 86% 2000
=8 Seychelles 86% 2000
=11 Tajikistan 85% 2000
=11 Belgium 85% 2000
13 Mongolia 82% 2000
=14 Swaziland 81% 2000
=14 Nicaragua 81% 2000
16 Antigua and Barbuda 80% 2000
17 Saint Kitts and Nevis 79% 2000
18 Slovakia 76% 2000
=19 Czech Republic 75% 2000
=19 Grenada 75% 2000
=21 Ireland 74% 2000
=21 Angola 74% 2000
23 Ghana 70% 2000
=24 Jordan 69% 2000
=24 Belarus 69% 2000
=26 Mauritius 67% 2000
=26 Hungary 67% 2000
28 Saint Lucia 66% 2000
=29 Dominica 64% 2000
=29 Belize 64% 2000
=29 Bulgaria 64% 2000
=32 Bahrain 63% 2000
=32 Fiji 63% 2000
=32 Slovenia 63% 2000
=32 Djibouti 63% 2000
36 Cape Verde 62% 2000
37 The Gambia 61% 2000
38 Bhutan 60% 2000
39 Thailand 59% 2000
=40 Equatorial Guinea 58% 2000
=40 Guinea-Bissau 58% 2000
=42 Mauritania 57% 2000
=42 Ukraine 57% 2000
Eurozone average (profile) 57% 2000
=44 Netherlands 56% 2000
=44 Barbados 56% 2000
=44 Honduras 56% 2000
=44 Namibia 56% 2000
=48 Jamaica 55% 2000
=48 Kyrgyzstan 55% 2000
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 54.29% 2000
European Union average (profile) 54.18% 2000
50 Latvia 54% 2000
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 53.72% 2000
51 Turkmenistan 53% 2000
Former British colonies average (profile) 52.77% 2000
=52 Trinidad and Tobago 52% 2000
=52 Lithuania 52% 2000
=54 Armenia 51% 2000
=54 Croatia 51% 2000
=54 Sri Lanka 51% 2000
=57 Philippines 50% 2000
=57 Togo 50% 2000
NATO countries average (profile) 49.7% 2000
=59 Cyprus 48% 2000
=59 Laos 48% 2000
=59 Tunisia 48% 2000
=62 Georgia 47% 2000
=62 Israel 47% 2000
=62 Cambodia 47% 2000
=62 Kazakhstan 47% 2000
South and Central Asia average (profile) 46.92% 2000
=66 Costa Rica 46% 2000
=66 Austria 46% 2000
=66 Zambia 46% 2000
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 44.47% 2000
High income OECD countries average (profile) 44.19% 2000
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 43.55% 2000
=69 Portugal 43% 2000
=69 El Salvador 43% 2000
Muslim countries average (profile) 42.11% 2000
=71 South Korea 42% 2000
=71 Papua New Guinea 42% 2000
=71 Sweden 42% 2000
=71 Democratic Republic of the Congo 42% 2000
Catholic countries average (profile) 41.79% 2000
=75 Canada 41% 2000
=75 Nigeria 41% 2000
=75 Yemen 41% 2000
=78 Senegal 40% 2000
=78 Albania 40% 2000
=78 Mali 40% 2000
=78 Romania 40% 2000
Emerging markets average (profile) 39.32% 2000
=82 Dominican Republic 39% 2000
=82 Panama 39% 2000
=82 Uzbekistan 39% 2000
=82 Cote d'Ivoire 39% 2000
=82 Mozambique 39% 2000
=82 Iceland 39% 2000
=88 Malawi 38% 2000
=88 Lebanon 38% 2000
=88 Azerbaijan 38% 2000
Non-religious countries average (profile) 37.18% 2000
=91 Denmark 37% 2000
=91 Morocco 37% 2000
=91 Switzerland 37% 2000
Former French colonies average (profile) 37% 2000
94 Kenya 36% 2000
=95 Madagascar 35% 2000
=95 Syria 35% 2000
=95 Paraguay 35% 2000
=95 Gabon 35% 2000
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 35% 2000
99 Poland 34% 2000
=100 Sierra Leone 33% 2000
=100 Mexico 33% 2000
=100 Botswana 33% 2000
=100 New Zealand 33% 2000
=100 Germany 33% 2000
=105 Finland 32% 2000
=105 Nepal 32% 2000
=105 Spain 32% 2000
=105 Chad 32% 2000
=105 Comoros 32% 2000
=110 Ethiopia 31% 2000
=110 Turkey 31% 2000
=110 Indonesia 31% 2000
=110 Guinea 31% 2000
=110 Ecuador 31% 2000
=110 Zimbabwe 31% 2000
=110 Chile 31% 2000
=110 Kuwait 31% 2000
=118 Burkina Faso 30% 2000
=118 Norway 30% 2000
=120 United Kingdom 29% 2000
=120 Greece 29% 2000
=120 Benin 29% 2000
South Asia average (profile) 28.75% 2000
123 Guatemala 28% 2000
=124 Cameroon 27% 2000
=124 France 27% 2000
=124 Italy 27% 2000
=124 Haiti 27% 2000
=128 Saudi Arabia 26% 2000
=128 South Africa 26% 2000
=128 Uganda 26% 2000
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 25.43% 2000
=131 Bolivia 25% 2000
=131 Russia 25% 2000
=133 Rwanda 24% 2000
=133 Burundi 24% 2000
=135 China 23% 2000
=135 Niger 23% 2000
=135 Egypt 23% 2000
=138 Australia 22% 2000
=138 Algeria 22% 2000
=140 Iran 21% 2000
=140 Uruguay 21% 2000
142 Colombia 20% 2000
=143 Bangladesh 19% 2000
=143 Pakistan 19% 2000
=145 Peru 18% 2000
=145 Cuba 18% 2000
=147 Suriname 17% 2000
=147 Venezuela 17% 2000
=147 India 17% 2000
=150 Central African Republic 16% 2000
=150 Sudan 16% 2000
152 United States 13% 2000
153 Brazil 12% 2000
154 Argentina 11% 2000
155 Japan 8% 2000
156 Burma 1% 2000

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Trade > Imports > Goods and services. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Trade/Imports/Goods-and-services

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