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
Algeria55.059.752.749.448.7
Angola26.328.620.713.014.0
Argentina74.465.259.855.666.9
Armenia3.83.82.82.83.9
Australia233228201189221
Austria162172141143160
Azerbaijan10.39.39.89.09.0
Bahrain21.219.715.713.616.0
Bangladesh34.136.637.739.943.5
Belarus41.138.128.325.631.6
Belgium440467377381411
Belize0.90.91.00.90.8
Bolivia9.710.79.88.59.3
Bosnia and Herzegovina9.110.38.28.4-  
Botswana7.97.97.15.95.0
Brazil240229171138151
Brunei3.63.63.22.7-  
Bulgaria31.432.627.326.831.7
Cambodia9.810.712.012.7-  
Canada473475429413442
Chile74.868.658.655.361.3
China1,9501,9591,6801,5881,844
Colombia56.661.151.642.844.0
Costa Rica15.115.614.715.315.9
Cote d'Ivoire12.610.710.48.39.5
Croatia21.922.920.621.824.5
Cyprus6.38.37.27.99.4
Czech Republic128136121120134
DR Congo10.812.710.610.2-  
Denmark97.299.185.385.292.1
Dominican Republic16.817.316.917.417.7
Ecuador25.827.721.516.320.0
Egypt57.760.261.357.458.3
El Salvador10.710.510.39.810.6
Estonia18.518.314.515.016.6
Ethiopia12.115.416.716.4-  
Eurozone2,2612,2951,9731,9402,182
Finland73.575.357.458.465.9
France639639554558607
Georgia8.08.67.79.98.0
Germany1,1551,1841,0171,0191,134
Ghana17.614.613.512.912.7
Greece47.549.236.238.542.8
Guatemala16.417.116.415.817.1
Haiti3.33.73.43.23.6
Honduras11.011.111.210.611.3
Hong Kong524545523517559
Hungary99.310490.892.2104
Iceland4.95.65.35.67.3
India451448379384460
Indonesia187178143136157
Iran63.670.957.663.1-  
Iraq60.154.448.034.338.8
Ireland74.282.877.981.989.5
Israel70.270.760.063.567.5
Italy479475411406451
Jamaica6.25.85.04.8-  
Japan832816649606670
Jordan19.620.418.217.218.1
Kazakhstan50.844.133.828.131.8
Kenya16.418.515.913.616.6
Korea516526436406478
Kosovo3.23.52.93.13.5
Kuwait25.427.326.426.431.5
Kyrgyzstan5.65.33.93.74.2
Laos3.14.35.24.7-  
Latvia16.816.813.913.515.8
Lebanon20.522.119.019.419.9
Lithuania34.135.428.327.432.8
Luxembourg23.724.819.719.621.7
Macedonia5.66.25.45.86.6
Malaysia206209176168195
Malta5.25.05.14.9-  
Mexico381400395387420
Moldova5.55.34.04.04.8
Mongolia6.45.23.83.44.3
Montenegro2.22.42.02.22.6
Morocco45.641.733.436.739.6
Mozambique8.58.07.64.75.2
Myanmar9.511.913.712.8-  
Netherlands513509413412464
New Zealand39.742.636.836.040.2
Nicaragua5.75.95.95.96.1
Nigeria51.461.652.335.232.7
Norway89.889.576.674.982.6
Oman32.027.926.521.3-  
Pakistan40.241.741.340.448.7
Panama26.625.822.520.521.9
Paraguay11.912.110.39.811.5
Peru42.441.037.335.138.7
Philippines62.465.471.184.192.9
Poland199215189193224
Portugal75.778.666.967.777.7
Puerto Rico45.042.543.243.346.2
Qatar31.531.128.531.930.6
Romania71.980.170.274.886.2
Russia341308193192238
Saudi Arabia153158159128119
Serbia19.519.617.117.720.4
Singapore371356294277311
Slovakia79.079.166.472.580.1
Slovenia27.329.825.126.130.6
South Africa10110289.675.184.5
Spain325362306304344
Sri Lanka18.019.418.919.221.0
Sweden160162139140153
Switzerland321277254270269
Taiwan278282237231259
Tajikistan4.14.73.43.02.8
Tanzania11.010.99.88.5-  
Thailand228210187178203
Trinidad and Tobago10.08.68.69.4-  
Tunisia23.925.020.319.120.6
Turkey242233200191225
Turkmenistan10.010.08.07.0-  
USA2,2942,3852,2732,2082,361
Uganda5.05.15.04.45.0
Ukraine81.257.738.940.449.1
United Arab Emirates231235224230-  
United Kingdom662694630638642
Uruguay10.910.88.97.67.9
Uzbekistan13.313.810.810.1-  
Venezuela57.247.536.1-  -  
Vietnam133149166174212
Yemen13.312.16.67.0-  
Zambia10.69.88.57.58.7

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