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

20142015201620172018
Albania5.44.34.75.4-  
Algeria59.752.749.449.0-  
Angola28.620.713.014.5-  
Argentina65.760.255.966.9-  
Armenia3.82.82.83.8-  
Australia228201189221-  
Austria172141143158-  
Azerbaijan9.39.89.09.0-  
Bahrain19.715.713.616.0-  
Bangladesh36.637.739.943.5-  
Belarus38.128.325.631.7-  
Belgium467377381413-  
Belize0.91.00.90.8-  
Bolivia9.99.17.98.6-  
Bosnia and Herzegovina10.38.28.49.8-  
Botswana7.97.25.95.2-  
Brazil229171138151-  
Brunei3.73.22.73.1-  
Bulgaria32.627.326.831.6-  
Cambodia12.113.414.215.6-  
Canada475429413442-  
Chile68.658.655.961.5-  
China1,9591,6801,5881,844-  
Colombia61.552.143.244.2-  
Costa Rica15.614.715.215.9-  
Cote d'Ivoire10.810.48.49.6-  
Croatia22.920.621.824.6-  
Cyprus8.37.27.99.4-  
Czech Republic136121120135-  
DR Congo-  -  -  -  -  
Denmark99.185.384.491.9-  
Dominican Republic17.316.917.417.7-  
Ecuador27.721.516.320.0-  
Egypt60.261.357.459.0-  
El Salvador10.510.39.810.6-  
Estonia18.314.515.016.7-  
Ethiopia15.416.716.415.9-  
Eurozone2,2961,9811,9562,177-  
Finland75.357.258.766.2-  
France639554556608-  
Georgia8.37.06.77.4-  
Germany1,1841,0171,0211,132-  
Ghana14.513.612.912.6-  
Greece65.347.147.053.9-  
Guatemala17.116.415.817.1-  
Haiti3.73.53.23.6-  
Honduras11.111.210.611.3-  
Hong Kong545523517559-  
Hungary10490.892.2104-  
Iceland5.65.35.67.3-  
India448379384463-  
Indonesia178143136157-  
Iran70.957.663.175.5-  
Iraq49.840.329.132.2-  
Ireland82.777.882.093.8-  
Israel71.060.563.968.5-  
Italy475411406452-  
Jamaica5.24.44.14.9-  
Japan805632584641-  
Jordan22.920.519.320.5-  
Kazakhstan42.533.226.230.6-  
Kenya16.914.313.416.0-  
Korea526436406478-  
Kosovo3.52.93.13.5-  
Kuwait27.326.427.029.5-  
Kyrgyzstan5.33.93.74.2-  
Laos5.05.75.45.7-  
Latvia17.214.113.716.0-  
Lebanon19.617.317.918.4-  
Lithuania33.827.126.331.6-  
Luxembourg24.819.719.621.7-  
Malaysia209176168195-  
Malta5.05.14.95.0-  
Mexico400395387420-  
Moldova4.93.63.64.4-  
Mongolia5.23.83.44.3-  
Montenegro2.42.02.22.6-  
Morocco40.933.336.739.5-  
Mozambique8.07.64.75.2-  
Myanmar11.913.812.815.6-  
Netherlands509413408461-  
New Zealand42.636.836.040.2-  
Nicaragua5.95.95.96.1-  
Nigeria61.652.335.232.7-  
North Macedonia6.25.45.96.6-  
Norway89.576.674.982.6-  
Oman27.926.521.324.1-  
Pakistan41.741.441.348.7-  
Panama25.822.520.722.3-  
Paraguay12.110.39.811.5-  
Peru41.037.335.138.7-  
Philippines65.471.184.196.1-  
Poland215189193227-  
Portugal78.666.967.778.3-  
Puerto Rico42.643.143.345.9-  
Qatar31.128.531.930.7-  
Romania80.170.274.886.2-  
Russia308193191238-  
Saudi Arabia158159128123-  
Serbia19.617.117.720.4-  
Singapore364304284316-  
Slovakia79.166.472.580.0-  
Slovenia29.825.126.130.7-  
South Africa10289.675.184.5-  
Spain362306304344-  
Sri Lanka19.418.919.221.0-  
Sweden162139140154-  
Switzerland277254270269-  
Taiwan282237231259-  
Tajikistan3.62.92.62.4-  
Tanzania10.99.88.57.6-  
Thailand209187178201-  
Trinidad and Tobago7.97.57.16.5-  
Tunisia23.419.118.419.6-  
Turkey233200191225-  
Turkmenistan8.46.15.34.6-  
USA2,3852,2732,2072,359-  
Uganda5.15.04.55.2-  
Ukraine57.738.940.549.4-  
United Arab Emirates235224227246-  
United Kingdom694630638641-  
Uruguay11.89.88.58.7-  
Uzbekistan19.015.911.012.4-  
Venezuela47.333.316.412.0-  
Vietnam148166175213-  
Yemen12.16.67.27.2-  
Zambia8.67.26.37.3-  

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