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Economy > Trade > Imports > 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.".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Singapore 202.58 2008
2 Liberia 172.61 2008
3 Luxembourg 136.17 2009
4 Seychelles 127.59 2009
5 Lesotho 111.74 2009
6 Slovakia 103.74 2009
7 Guyana 102.43 2008
8 Puerto Rico 100.44 2001
9 Palau 100.24 2008
10 Maldives 94.24 2009
11 Aruba 91.18 1998
12 Malta 89.93 2007
13 Kyrgyzstan 80.76 2009
14 Hungary 80.22 2008
15 Vietnam 78.65 2009
16 Djibouti 77.15 2007
17 Kiribati 76.48 2004
18 Swaziland 76.47 2009
19 Malaysia 74.88 2009
20 Bahrain 74.31 2008
21 Ireland 73.61 2009
22 Moldova 73.4 2009
23 Zimbabwe 72.98 2005
24 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 71.69 2009
25 Lithuania 71.67 2008
26 Belgium 70.22 2009
27 Chad 70.1 2009
28 Belize 70.04 2008
29 Saint Lucia 69.33 2009
30 Saint Kitts and Nevis 68.73 2009
31 Antigua and Barbuda 68.2 2009
32 The Bahamas 68.13 2007
33 Dominica 65.54 2009
34 Cape Verde 65.4 2009
35 Estonia 65.23 2009
36 Jordan 64.96 2009
37 Mauritania 64.86 2007
38 Barbados 64.59 2009
39 United Arab Emirates 63.83 2007
40 Czech Republic 63.8 2009
41 Cambodia 62.66 2009
42 Mongolia 62.63 2009
43 Togo 62.45 2007
44 Netherlands 62.19 2009
45 Belarus 62.12 2009
46 Fiji 61.73 2009
47 Nicaragua 61.22 2009
48 Panama 61.11 2009
49 Honduras 60.77 2009
50 Namibia 59.89 2009
Eastern Europe average (profile) 59.18 2008
51 Mauritius 59.07 2009
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 58.71 2008
52 Samoa 58.51 2009
=53 Cyprus 58.49 2008
=53 Tonga 58.49 2009
55 Bosnia and Herzegovina 57.98 2009
56 Thailand 57.85 2009
57 Slovenia 57.39 2009
58 Papua New Guinea 57.12 2009
59 Grenada 56.65 2009
Former British colonies average (profile) 56.37 2008
60 Tajikistan 56.34 2009
Cold countries average (profile) 56.23 2008
Europe average (profile) 55.79 2008
61 Bulgaria 55.76 2009
62 Vanuatu 55.4 2008
63 Tunisia 55.34 2009
64 Albania 54.38 2009
Eurozone average (profile) 54.27 2009
65 Jamaica 53.32 2009
66 Madagascar 51.83 2009
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 51.68 2008
67 Paraguay 51.6 2009
68 Guinea-Bissau 51.22 2002
European Union average (profile) 50.91 2009
69 Congo, Republic of the 50.9 2009
70 The Gambia 50.13 2009
Catholic countries average (profile) 49.88 2008
71 Georgia 49.02 2009
72 Bhutan 48.33 2009
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 48.26 2009
NATO countries average (profile) 48.26 2009
73 Ecuador 48.09 2009
74 Ukraine 48.04 2009
Former French colonies average (profile) 47.03 2007
75 Lebanon 47.02 2009
76 Burundi 46.98 2006
Christian countries average (profile) 46.97 1997
77 Solomon Islands 46.94 2009
78 Angola 46.23 2009
79 Austria 45.99 2009
Muslim countries average (profile) 45.92 2007
80 Turkmenistan 45.85 2009
81 Suriname 45.57 2005
82 Guinea 45.45 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 44.88 2009
83 Botswana 44.6 2009
South and Central Asia average (profile) 44.43 2009
84 Laos 44.37 2008
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 44.33 2006
85 Iceland 44.21 2009
86 Senegal 43.97 2009
87 Denmark 43.96 2009
88 Serbia and Montenegro 43.94 2009
89 Haiti 43.91 2009
90 Mozambique 43.79 2009
91 Latvia 43.11 2009
92 Saudi Arabia 42.62 2009
93 Costa Rica 42.1 2009
94 Sweden 41.63 2009
95 Equatorial Guinea 41.56 2009
96 Ghana 41.35 2009
97 Switzerland 40.74 2009
98 Romania 40.24 2009
99 Morocco 39.49 2009
100 Croatia 39.41 2009
101 Trinidad and Tobago 39.38 2008
Non-religious countries average (profile) 39.22 2009
102 Poland 38.78 2009
103 Kenya 38.31 2009
104 Oman 37.96 2008
105 El Salvador 37.75 2009
106 Somalia 37.74 1990
107 Nepal 37.42 2009
108 Armenia 36.45 2009
109 Uzbekistan 36.44 2009
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 36.37 2009
110 Bermuda 36.14 2008
111 Algeria 36.12 2009
112 Comoros 36.03 2009
113 Germany 35.89 2009
114 Syria 35.72 2009
115 Portugal 35.64 2009
116 Mali 35.58 2007
117 Finland 34.91 2009
OPEC countries average (profile) 34.67 2007
=118 European Union 34.64 2009
=118 Uganda 34.64 2009
120 Kazakhstan 33.79 2009
121 Cote d'Ivoire 33.75 2009
122 Gabon 33.31 2009
Emerging markets average (profile) 33.15 2009
123 Guatemala 33.13 2009
124 New Caledonia 32.99 1999
125 Bolivia 32.9 2009
126 Israel 32.21 2009
127 Qatar 31.22 2009
128 Zambia 31.14 2009
129 Cameroon 30.9 2009
130 Philippines 30.8 2009
131 Canada 30.43 2009
132 Chile 30.36 2009
133 Dominican Republic 30.25 2009
South Asia average (profile) 30.12 2009
134 United Kingdom 30.04 2009
135 Mexico 29.28 2009
136 Greece 29.26 2009
137 Ethiopia 28.85 2009
138 Sierra Leone 28.53 2009
139 Benin 28.17 2009
140 South Africa 28.15 2009
141 Sri Lanka 27.87 2009
142 Brunei 27.82 2007
143 Tanzania 27.5 2006
144 Libya 27.47 2008
145 Norway 27.34 2009
146 Nigeria 27.17 2009
147 Rwanda 27.05 2009
148 Burkina Faso 26.81 2006
149 Bangladesh 26.55 2009
150 New Zealand 26.53 2009
151 Kuwait 25.64 2008
152 Spain 25.59 2009
153 Uruguay 25.54 2009
154 India 25.25 2009
155 France 24.99 2009
=156 Azerbaijan 24.77 2009
=156 Niger 24.77 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 24.56 2009
158 Turkey 24.42 2009
159 Italy 24.37 2009
160 French Polynesia 24.23 2000
161 Malawi 23.13 2009
162 Central African Republic 22.4 2009
163 China 22.33 2009
164 Democratic Republic of the Congo 21.73 2009
165 Australia 21.61 2008
166 Indonesia 21.33 2009
167 Sudan 20.83 2009
168 Venezuela 20.47 2009
=169 Pakistan 20.37 2009
=169 Russia 20.37 2009
171 Eritrea 20.26 2009
172 Peru 19.72 2009
173 Colombia 18.32 2009
174 Cuba 18.15 2008
175 Argentina 16 2009
176 United States 13.92 2009
177 Japan 12.25 2009
178 Brazil 11.35 2009
179 Burma 0.12 2004

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