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

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Albania4.34.75.45.96.0
Algeria52.749.449.048.6-  
Angola20.713.014.515.814.1
Argentina60.255.966.965.549.1
Armenia2.82.83.84.44.9
Australia201189221227214
Austria141143159173170
Azerbaijan9.89.09.011.011.3
Bahrain15.713.616.019.017.2
Bangladesh36.638.843.554.555.4
Belarus28.325.631.735.936.4
Belgium377381413450434
Belize1.00.90.80.91.0
Bolivia9.17.98.79.49.1
Bosnia and Herzegovina8.28.49.810.710.6
Botswana7.05.95.26.16.6
Brazil171138151181177
Brunei3.22.73.14.25.1
Bulgaria27.326.831.634.635.1
Cambodia13.414.215.618.922.4
Canada429413442469463
Chile58.655.961.570.665.7
China1,6801,5881,8442,1362,078
Colombia52.143.244.249.650.8
Costa Rica14.715.215.916.616.1
Cote d'Ivoire8.67.88.59.59.4
Croatia20.621.824.628.127.9
Cyprus7.27.99.410.79.4
Czech Republic121120135152-  
DR Congo-  -  -  -  -  
Denmark85.384.492.010297.3
Dominican Republic16.917.417.720.220.3
Ecuador21.516.320.023.222.6
Egypt61.357.459.063.166.5
El Salvador10.39.810.611.812.0
Estonia14.515.016.719.218.0
Ethiopia16.716.415.915.3-  
Eurozone1,9571,9412,1592,4122,329
Finland56.958.566.173.270.9
France554556609674650
Georgia7.06.77.48.58.7
Germany1,0171,0211,1331,2631,221
Ghana13.612.912.613.113.3
Greece47.147.053.964.761.9
Guatemala17.617.018.419.719.9
Haiti3.43.23.64.5-  
Honduras11.210.611.412.311.9
Hong Kong523517559603564
Hungary90.892.2104117117
Iceland5.35.67.37.96.5
India379384463513467
Indonesia143136157189171
Iran57.663.175.560.8-  
Iraq40.329.132.238.949.4
Ireland77.882.093.8109101
Israel60.563.968.577.175.9
Italy411406452503-  
Jamaica5.04.65.56.26.3
Japan632584642723698
Jordan20.519.320.520.319.3
Kazakhstan33.226.230.634.238.7
Kenya15.914.216.617.417.6
Korea436406478535503
Kosovo2.93.13.53.94.0
Kuwait26.427.029.531.3-  
Kyrgyzstan3.93.74.25.04.6
Laos5.75.45.76.26.3
Latvia14.213.815.717.516.9
Lebanon17.617.918.418.9-  
Lithuania24.323.728.331.932.1
Luxembourg19.719.621.723.323.2
Malaysia176168195218205
Malta5.14.95.05.35.3
Mexico395387420464455
Moldova3.63.64.45.35.4
Mongolia3.83.44.35.96.1
Montenegro2.02.22.62.92.9
Morocco33.336.739.544.944.7
Mozambique7.64.75.26.26.8
Myanmar13.812.815.615.4-  
Netherlands413408461521515
New Zealand36.836.040.243.942.4
Nicaragua5.95.96.15.2-  
Nigeria52.335.232.740.862.1
North Macedonia5.45.96.67.88.2
Norway76.374.982.887.286.1
Oman26.521.324.123.6-  
Pakistan41.441.148.055.751.9
Panama22.520.722.324.022.3
Paraguay10.39.811.512.912.2
Peru37.335.138.741.941.1
Philippines71.184.196.1113112
Poland189193227262255
Portugal66.967.978.589.089.9
Puerto Rico43.143.345.946.549.4
Qatar28.531.930.633.331.3
Romania70.274.886.296.798.3
Russia193191238249255
Saudi Arabia159128123126132
Serbia17.117.720.423.824.7
Singapore304283316355342
Slovakia66.472.580.090.2107
Slovenia25.126.130.534.534.9
South Africa84.374.382.992.387.5
Spain306304344372367
Sri Lanka18.919.221.022.219.9
Sweden139141154169158
Switzerland254270269279278
Taiwan236229257285286
Tajikistan2.92.62.42.82.9
Tanzania9.88.57.68.19.0
Thailand187178201229216
Trinidad and Tobago7.57.16.56.7-  
Tunisia19.118.419.621.520.4
Turkey204193228220199
Turkmenistan6.15.34.02.42.9
USA2,2732,2072,3562,5572,517
Uganda5.04.55.26.16.8
Ukraine38.940.549.456.160.5
United Arab Emirates224227246235241
United Kingdom630639641672693
Uruguay9.88.58.79.18.6
Uzbekistan19.711.012.418.321.2
Venezuela33.316.412.012.8-  
Vietnam155166204227181
Yemen6.66.96.97.49.3
Zambia7.26.37.38.56.5

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