Imports (USD billion)

Imports (USD billion)

Imports are defined as goods produced outside the boundaries of one country, which are then purchased by that country. Together with exports, imports represent the keystone of foreign trade. A country buys goods from abroad because it cannot produce them itself or because there are comparative advantages in purchasing them from abroad. Imports generally subtract growth from the national gross output, although they add to well-being. A greater proportion of imports relative to a country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) indicates a country’s degree of dependence on purchases from abroad. The higher the degree, the more imports displace domestic output. Demand for imports depends on economic conditions in the buying country, as well as the exchange rate and relative prices.

The table below shows the value of imports in U.S. dollar (USD) billions for the last five years.

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Imports Data

20132014201520162017
Albania4.85.44.34.7-  
Algeria55.059.752.749.4-  
Angola27.828.920.712.5-  
Argentina74.465.259.855.6-  
Armenia3.83.82.82.8-  
Australia233228201189-  
Austria162170141144-  
Azerbaijan11.39.39.89.0-  
Bahrain13.613.315.713.6-  
Bangladesh34.136.637.739.7-  
Belarus41.138.128.325.6-  
Belgium411468377378-  
Belize0.91.01.01.0-  
Bolivia9.711.79.88.5-  
Bosnia and Herzegovina9.111.38.28.4-  
Botswana8.08.27.46.1-  
Brazil211229171138-  
Brunei3.63.63.22.7-  
Bulgaria-31.4-32.627.327.1-  
Cambodia12.813.512.012.7-  
Canada473475428413-  
Chile74.868.658.755.3-  
China1,9521,9591,6811,587-  
Colombia56.661.151.642.8-  
Costa Rica15.115.615.115.3-  
Cote d'Ivoire12.611.79.98.4-  
Croatia21.922.920.621.8-  
Cyprus6.37.07.27.9-  
Czech Republic128136121121-  
DR Congo11.812.711.6-  -  
Denmark97.299.385.485.0-  
Dominican Republic16.817.316.917.5-  
Ecuador25.527.721.516.3-  
Egypt57.760.261.357.4-  
El Salvador11.811.511.49.9-  
Estonia18.518.314.514.9-  
Ethiopia12.115.416.716.4-  
Eurozone2,2622,2951,9521,925-  
Finland73.575.757.757.9-  
France658227538536-  
Georgia7.78.37.06.8-  
Germany1,1551,1841,0171,018-  
Ghana17.614.513.512.9-  
Greece47.549.236.138.2-  
Guatemala16.417.116.415.8-  
Haiti3.33.73.43.2-  
Honduras11.011.111.111.6-  
Hong Kong524545523517-  
Hungary99.311490.892.1-  
Iceland4.95.65.35.6-  
India451448380380-  
Indonesia187178143136-  
Iran63.670.952.4-  -  
Iraq59.353.233.2-  -  
Ireland74.282.877.979.8-  
Israel70.170.560.063.5-  
Italy479475411114-  
Jamaica6.25.85.04.7-  
Japan832816649606-  
Jordan19.620.418.217.1-  
Kazakhstan50.844.133.827.9-  
Kenya16.418.515.913.6-  
Korea516526436116-  
Kosovo3.23.52.93.1-  
Kuwait25.427.327.226.1-  
Kyrgyzstan6.15.74.23.8-  
Laos3.14.35.24.7-  
Latvia16.816.813.913.6-  
Lebanon20.521.117.117.6-  
Lithuania34.135.428.327.4-  
Luxembourg23.724.819.719.6-  
Macedonia5.66.25.45.8-  
Malaysia206209176168-  
Malta5.25.05.14.8-  
Mexico381110395387-  
Moldova5.55.34.04.0-  
Mongolia6.45.23.83.4-  
Montenegro-  -  -  -  -  
Morocco45.641.733.436.7-  
Mozambique-  -  -  -  -  
Myanmar9.111.816.8-  -  
Netherlands513509425421-  
New Zealand39.742.636.836.0-  
Nicaragua5.75.95.95.9-  
Nigeria51.461.652.335.2-  
Norway89.889.576.672.5-  
Oman32.027.926.5-  -  
Pakistan11.241.741.311.4-  
Panama26.625.722.520.5-  
Paraguay11.912.111.39.8-  
Peru42.441.037.335.1-  
Philippines62.465.471.184.1-  
Poland199215189194-  
Portugal75.578.666.967.6-  
Puerto Rico45.042.543.243.3-  
Qatar31.531.128.531.9-  
Romania68.065.070.274.8-  
Russia341308193192-  
Saudi Arabia153158159124-  
Serbia19.519.617.117.9-  
Singapore373362297279-  
Slovakia79.079.571.173.0-  
Slovenia27.329.825.126.1-  
South Africa11111289.675.2-  
Spain325362306304-  
Sri Lanka18.019.418.919.4-  
Sweden160162139111-  
Switzerland200204252268-  
Taiwan278282237231-  
Tajikistan4.14.73.43.0-  
Tanzania11.011.99.88.6-  
Thailand228211187178-  
Trinidad and Tobago12.611.39.5-  -  
Tunisia23.925.020.319.1-  
Turkey242233200191-  
Turkmenistan11.011.37.8-  -  
USA2,2942,3852,2732,208-  
Uganda5.05.15.04.3-  
Ukraine81.257.738.911.4-  
United Arab Emirates230211224230-  
United Kingdom662694630638-  
Uruguay11.611.39.38.0-  
Uzbekistan14.014.711.8-  -  
Venezuela57.247.5-  -  -  
Vietnam133149166174-  
Yemen11.811.2-  -  -  
Zambia11.29.57.47.6-  

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