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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
7 Lesotho 88% 2000
8 Maldives 86% 2000
9 Eritrea 86% 2000
10 Seychelles 86% 2000
11 Tajikistan 85% 2000
12 Belgium 85% 2000
13 Mongolia 82% 2000
14 Swaziland 81% 2000
15 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
20 Grenada 75% 2000
21 Ireland 74% 2000
22 Angola 74% 2000
23 Ghana 70% 2000
24 Jordan 69% 2000
25 Belarus 69% 2000
26 Mauritius 67% 2000
27 Hungary 67% 2000
28 Saint Lucia 66% 2000
29 Dominica 64% 2000
30 Belize 64% 2000
31 Bulgaria 64% 2000
32 Bahrain 63% 2000
33 Fiji 63% 2000
34 Slovenia 63% 2000
35 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
41 Guinea-Bissau 58% 2000
42 Mauritania 57% 2000
43 Ukraine 57% 2000
Eurozone average (profile) 57% 2000
44 Netherlands 56% 2000
45 Barbados 56% 2000
46 Honduras 56% 2000
47 Namibia 56% 2000
48 Jamaica 55% 2000
49 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
53 Lithuania 52% 2000
54 Armenia 51% 2000
55 Croatia 51% 2000
56 Sri Lanka 51% 2000
57 Philippines 50% 2000
58 Togo 50% 2000
NATO countries average (profile) 49.7% 2000
59 Cyprus 48% 2000
60 Laos 48% 2000
61 Tunisia 48% 2000
62 Georgia 47% 2000
63 Israel 47% 2000
64 Cambodia 47% 2000
65 Kazakhstan 47% 2000
South and Central Asia average (profile) 46.92% 2000
66 Costa Rica 46% 2000
67 Austria 46% 2000
68 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
70 El Salvador 43% 2000
Muslim countries average (profile) 42.11% 2000
71 South Korea 42% 2000
72 Papua New Guinea 42% 2000
73 Sweden 42% 2000
74 Democratic Republic of the Congo 42% 2000
Catholic countries average (profile) 41.79% 2000
75 Canada 41% 2000
76 Nigeria 41% 2000
77 Yemen 41% 2000
78 Senegal 40% 2000
79 Albania 40% 2000
80 Mali 40% 2000
81 Romania 40% 2000
Emerging markets average (profile) 39.32% 2000
82 Dominican Republic 39% 2000
83 Panama 39% 2000
84 Uzbekistan 39% 2000
85 Cote d'Ivoire 39% 2000
86 Mozambique 39% 2000
87 Iceland 39% 2000
88 Malawi 38% 2000
89 Lebanon 38% 2000
90 Azerbaijan 38% 2000
Non-religious countries average (profile) 37.18% 2000
91 Denmark 37% 2000
92 Morocco 37% 2000
93 Switzerland 37% 2000
Former French colonies average (profile) 37% 2000
94 Kenya 36% 2000
95 Madagascar 35% 2000
96 Syria 35% 2000
97 Paraguay 35% 2000
98 Gabon 35% 2000
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 35% 2000
99 Poland 34% 2000
100 Sierra Leone 33% 2000
101 Mexico 33% 2000
102 Botswana 33% 2000
103 New Zealand 33% 2000
104 Germany 33% 2000
105 Finland 32% 2000
106 Nepal 32% 2000
107 Spain 32% 2000
108 Chad 32% 2000
109 Comoros 32% 2000
110 Ethiopia 31% 2000
111 Turkey 31% 2000
112 Indonesia 31% 2000
113 Guinea 31% 2000
114 Ecuador 31% 2000
115 Zimbabwe 31% 2000
116 Chile 31% 2000
117 Kuwait 31% 2000
118 Burkina Faso 30% 2000
119 Norway 30% 2000
120 United Kingdom 29% 2000
121 Greece 29% 2000
122 Benin 29% 2000
South Asia average (profile) 28.75% 2000
123 Guatemala 28% 2000
124 Cameroon 27% 2000
125 France 27% 2000
126 Italy 27% 2000
127 Haiti 27% 2000
128 Saudi Arabia 26% 2000
129 South Africa 26% 2000
130 Uganda 26% 2000
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 25.43% 2000
131 Bolivia 25% 2000
132 Russia 25% 2000
133 Rwanda 24% 2000
134 Burundi 24% 2000
135 China 23% 2000
136 Niger 23% 2000
137 Egypt 23% 2000
138 Australia 22% 2000
139 Algeria 22% 2000
140 Iran 21% 2000
141 Uruguay 21% 2000
142 Colombia 20% 2000
143 Bangladesh 19% 2000
144 Pakistan 19% 2000
145 Peru 18% 2000
146 Cuba 18% 2000
147 Suriname 17% 2000
148 Venezuela 17% 2000
149 India 17% 2000
150 Central African Republic 16% 2000
151 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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