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
Albania4.85.44.34.75.4
Algeria55.059.752.749.449.0
Angola26.328.620.713.014.5
Argentina74.465.760.255.966.9
Armenia3.83.82.82.83.8
Australia233228201189221
Austria162172141143158
Azerbaijan11.29.39.89.09.0
Bahrain21.219.715.713.616.0
Bangladesh34.136.637.739.943.5
Belarus41.138.128.325.631.7
Belgium440467377381413
Belize0.90.91.00.90.8
Bolivia9.09.99.17.98.6
Bosnia and Herzegovina9.110.38.28.49.8
Botswana7.97.97.25.95.2
Brazil240229171138151
Brunei4.93.73.22.73.1
Bulgaria31.432.627.326.831.6
Cambodia10.712.113.414.215.6
Canada473475429413442
Chile74.868.658.655.961.5
China1,9501,9591,6801,5881,844
Colombia57.161.552.143.244.2
Costa Rica15.115.614.715.215.9
Cote d'Ivoire12.610.810.48.49.6
Croatia21.922.920.621.824.6
Cyprus6.38.37.27.99.4
Czech Republic128136121120135
DR Congo-  -  -  -  -  
Denmark97.299.185.384.491.9
Dominican Republic16.817.316.917.417.7
Ecuador27.027.721.516.320.0
Egypt57.760.261.357.459.0
El Salvador10.710.510.39.810.6
Estonia18.518.314.515.016.7
Ethiopia12.115.416.716.415.9
Eurozone2,2632,2961,9811,9562,177
Finland73.575.357.258.766.2
France639639554556608
Georgia7.78.37.06.77.4
Germany1,1561,1841,0171,0211,132
Ghana17.614.513.612.912.6
Greece63.365.347.147.053.9
Guatemala16.417.116.415.817.1
Haiti3.33.73.53.23.6
Honduras11.011.111.210.611.3
Hong Kong524545523517559
Hungary99.310490.892.2104
Iceland4.95.65.35.67.3
India451448379384463
Indonesia187178143136157
Iran63.670.957.663.175.5
Iraq53.849.840.329.132.2
Ireland74.182.777.882.093.8
Israel70.671.060.563.968.5
Italy479475411406452
Jamaica5.55.24.44.14.9
Japan784805632584641
Jordan22.122.920.519.320.5
Kazakhstan49.242.533.226.230.6
Kenya16.116.914.313.416.0
Korea516526436406478
Kosovo3.23.52.93.13.5
Kuwait25.427.326.427.029.5
Kyrgyzstan6.15.33.93.74.2
Laos3.15.05.75.45.7
Latvia16.817.214.113.716.0
Lebanon20.519.617.317.918.4
Lithuania32.433.827.126.331.6
Luxembourg23.524.819.719.621.7
Malaysia206209176168195
Malta5.25.05.14.95.0
Mexico381400395387420
Moldova5.04.93.63.64.4
Mongolia6.45.23.83.44.3
Montenegro2.22.42.02.22.6
Morocco42.540.933.336.739.5
Mozambique8.58.07.64.75.2
Myanmar9.511.913.812.815.6
Netherlands513509413408461
New Zealand39.742.636.836.040.2
Nicaragua5.75.95.95.96.1
Nigeria51.461.652.335.232.7
North Macedonia5.66.25.45.96.6
Norway89.889.576.674.982.6
Oman32.027.926.521.324.1
Pakistan40.241.741.441.348.7
Panama26.525.822.520.722.3
Paraguay11.912.110.39.811.5
Peru42.441.037.335.138.7
Philippines62.465.471.184.196.1
Poland199215189193227
Portugal75.778.666.967.778.3
Puerto Rico45.142.643.143.345.9
Qatar31.531.128.531.930.7
Romania71.980.170.274.886.2
Russia341308193191238
Saudi Arabia153158159128123
Serbia19.519.617.117.720.4
Singapore379364304284316
Slovakia79.079.166.472.580.0
Slovenia27.329.825.126.130.7
South Africa10110289.675.184.5
Spain325362306304344
Sri Lanka18.019.418.919.221.0
Sweden160162139140154
Switzerland321277254270269
Taiwan278282237231259
Tajikistan4.63.62.92.62.4
Tanzania11.010.99.88.57.6
Thailand227209187178201
Trinidad and Tobago9.37.97.57.16.5
Tunisia23.023.419.118.419.6
Turkey242233200191225
Turkmenistan8.08.46.15.34.6
USA2,2942,3852,2732,2072,359
Uganda5.05.15.04.55.2
Ukraine81.257.738.940.549.4
United Arab Emirates231235224227246
United Kingdom662694630638641
Uruguay12.211.89.88.58.7
Uzbekistan18.419.015.911.012.4
Venezuela57.247.333.316.412.0
Vietnam132148166175213
Yemen13.312.16.67.27.2
Zambia9.28.67.26.37.3

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