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CountriesImportsImportsImports % GDPCh.
United States [+]2,080,167.3 M.€2,307,945.6 M.$12.80%
-1.07
United Kingdom [+]564,190.0 M.€625,806.0 M.$21.89%
-1.10
Germany [+]946,454.0 M.€1,050,024.6 M.$31.21%
0.14
France [+]515,938.0 M.€572,661.3 M.$23.66%
-0.14
Japan [+]584,492.2 M.€648,494.1 M.$15.73%
-1.95
Spain [+]281,298.0 M.€309,291.8 M.$26.02%
0.07
Italy [+]368,715.0 M.€408,932.0 M.$22.45%
0.42
Portugal [+]60,162.0 M.€66,700.7 M.$33.51%
-0.56
Greece [+]43,639.0 M.€48,417.4 M.$24.84%
-2.14
Ireland [+]66,530.0 M.€71,336.0 M.$26.01%
-5.43
United Arab Emirates [+]207,300.6 M.€230,000.0 M.$62.11%
-0.09
Afghanistan [+]5,021.4 M.€5,571.2 M.$29.02%
-8.96
Antigua and Barbuda [+]450.7 M.€500.0 M.$38.54%
-2.40
Albania [+]3,882.0 M.€4,318.4 M.$37.60%
-1.95
Armenia [+]2,932.9 M.€3,254.0 M.$30.91%
-7.20
Angola [+]19,560.7 M.€21,702.5 M.$21.08%
-1.47
Argentina [+]53,886.4 M.€59,786.9 M.$9.46%
-2.12
Austria [+]140,132.0 M.€155,235.4 M.$41.23%
-0.23
Australia [+]187,849.5 M.€208,419.0 M.$17.01%
0.60
Azerbaijan [+]8,472.3 M.€9,400.0 M.$17.39%
4.99
Bosnia and Herzegovina [+]8,105.0 M.€9,000.0 M.$56.22%
-3.19
Barbados [+]1,458.2 M.€1,617.9 M.$36.90%
-3.05
Bangladesh [+]35,565.6 M.€39,460.0 M.$20.23%
-4.22
Belgium [+]338,750.0 M.€375,267.4 M.$82.55%
-2.83
Burkina Faso [+]2,386.1 M.€2,647.4 M.$23.85%
-1.28
Bulgaria [+]26,408.0 M.€29,297.7 M.$58.31%
-2.77
Bahrain [+]8,742.7 M.€9,700.0 M.$31.17%
-10.50
Burundi [+]680.3 M.€754.8 M.$26.33%
0.11
Benin [+]2,729.0 M.€3,027.8 M.$35.72%
-4.21
Brunei [+]2,329.6 M.€2,584.6 M.$19.99%
-1.03
Bolivia [+]8,654.5 M.€9,602.2 M.$28.89%
-2.76
Brazil [+]161,152.2 M.€178,798.4 M.$10.08%
0.18
Bahamas [+]2,505.6 M.€2,780.0 M.$31.40%
-7.00
Bhutan [+]1,054.5 M.€1,170.0 M.$59.63%
8.98
Botswana [+]5,721.1 M.€6,347.6 M.$44.04%
-6.78
Belarus [+]27,320.1 M.€30,311.7 M.$55.51%
2.29
Belize [+]878.8 M.€975.0 M.$55.62%
-2.83
Canada [+]393,305.1 M.€436,372.0 M.$28.15%
1.23
Democratic Republic of the Congo [+]5,588.1 M.€6,200.0 M.$17.59%
-2.54
Central African Republic [+]313.3 M.€347.6 M.$23.12%
0.56
Republic of the Congo [+]6,982.5 M.€7,747.0 M.$90.57%
35.41
Switzerland [+]217,660.0 M.€251,873.1 M.$36.01%
2.78
Ivory Coast [+]8,936.7 M.€9,915.3 M.$31.23%
-1.40
Chile [+]56,817.2 M.€63,038.7 M.$26.24%
-1.65
Cameroon [+]6,003.7 M.€6,661.1 M.$22.81%
0.85
China [+]1,515,954.0 M.€1,681,951.0 M.$15.04%
-3.52
Colombia [+]48,722.5 M.€54,057.6 M.$18.51%
1.60
Costa Rica [+]13,972.7 M.€15,502.7 M.$29.31%
-5.34
Cuba [+]13,519.6 M.€15,000.0 M.$19.15%
0.19
Cape Verde [+]507.2 M.€562.7 M.$35.08%
-5.85
Cyprus [+]5,016.0 M.€5,566.6 M.$28.44%
-0.53
Czech Republic [+]126,805.0 M.€140,479.2 M.$75.95%
1.77
Djibouti [+]802.2 M.€890.1 M.$50.57%
1.12
Denmark [+]76,957.0 M.€85,522.4 M.$28.32%
0.12
Dominica [+]198.3 M.€220.0 M.$40.91%
-2.70
Dominican Republic [+]15,502.5 M.€17,200.0 M.$25.60%
-1.39
Algeria [+]46,418.2 M.€51,501.0 M.$30.87%
3.43
Ecuador [+]19,394.3 M.€21,518.0 M.$21.33%
-6.14
Estonia [+]13,074.0 M.€14,510.0 M.$64.56%
-5.16
Egypt [+]58,624.6 M.€65,043.9 M.$19.70%
-3.94
Eritrea [+]948.9 M.€1,052.8 M.$29.33%
-0.58
Ethiopia [+]17,181.4 M.€19,062.7 M.$30.93%
-3.28
Finland [+]54,251.0 M.€60,089.4 M.$25.94%
-2.19
Fiji [+]2,649.8 M.€2,940.0 M.$67.03%
-4.69
Federated States of Micronesia [+]216.3 M.€240.0 M.$67.59%
8.20
Gabon [+]2,734.0 M.€3,033.3 M.$21.15%
-0.07
Grenada [+]320.0 M.€355.0 M.$36.29%
-0.94
Georgia [+]6,961.7 M.€7,724.0 M.$55.30%
3.27
Ghana [+]11,979.2 M.€13,290.9 M.$35.27%
-2.54
The Gambia [+]369.6 M.€410.1 M.$45.51%
6.55
Guinea [+]1,776.1 M.€1,970.6 M.$29.42%
-4.42
Equatorial Guinea [+]3,785.5 M.€4,200.0 M.$44.69%
8.63
Guatemala [+]15,895.6 M.€17,636.2 M.$27.65%
-3.47
Guinea-Bissau [+]206.0 M.€228.6 M.$21.63%
2.32
Guyana [+]1,397.0 M.€1,550.0 M.$48.99%
-9.21
Hong Kong [+]504,215.4 M.€559,427.0 M.$180.93%
-25.36
Honduras [+]10,076.6 M.€11,180.0 M.$54.67%
-2.24
Croatia [+]18,558.0 M.€20,460.2 M.$42.32%
2.41
Haiti [+]3,064.4 M.€3,400.0 M.$39.02%
-3.45
Hungary [+]83,487.0 M.€92,599.6 M.$76.12%
0.87
Indonesia [+]128,611.8 M.€142,694.8 M.$16.61%
-3.40
Israel [+]58,416.5 M.€64,813.1 M.$21.65%
-2.80
India [+]353,291.2 M.€391,976.6 M.$18.91%
-3.76
Iraq [+]46,868.0 M.€52,000.0 M.$30.84%
4.33
Iran [+]38,305.5 M.€42,500.0 M.$10.90%
-1.39
Iceland [+]4,104.0 M.€5,294.6 M.$27.12%
1.78
Jamaica [+]4,569.6 M.€5,070.0 M.$35.66%
-6.45
Jordan [+]18,325.7 M.€20,332.4 M.$54.12%
-9.79
Kenya [+]14,504.9 M.€16,093.2 M.$25.38%
-4.58
Kyrgyzstan [+]3,667.9 M.€4,069.5 M.$61.20%
-15.62
Cambodia [+]12,978.8 M.€14,400.0 M.$79.78%
-0.68
Kiribati [+]90.1 M.€100.0 M.$68.87%
17.79
Comoros [+]209.1 M.€232.0 M.$39.40%
-1.28
Saint Kitts and Nevis [+]252.4 M.€280.0 M.$30.37%
-0.66
North Korea [+]4,317.3 M.€4,790.0 M.$30.09%
-0.24
South Korea [+]393,419.6 M.€436,499.0 M.$31.68%
-5.56
Kuwait [+]28,426.1 M.€31,538.8 M.$27.96%
8.61
Kazakhstan [+]27,206.9 M.€30,186.0 M.$16.37%
-1.79
Laos [+]3,479.0 M.€3,860.0 M.$31.31%
-5.15
Lebanon [+]16,618.3 M.€18,438.0 M.$39.14%
-7.08
Saint Lucia [+]513.7 M.€570.0 M.$39.68%
-5.58
Liechtenstein [+]1,748.0 M.€32.31%
0.49
Sri Lanka [+]17,169.9 M.€19,050.0 M.$23.45%
-2.47
Liberia [+]2,016.4 M.€2,237.2 M.$108.97%
4.58
Lesotho [+]1,761.4 M.€1,954.3 M.$96.58%
1.07
Lithuania [+]25,397.0 M.€28,277.8 M.$68.03%
-2.72
Luxembourg [+]20,878.0 M.€23,431.0 M.$40.76%
-0.03
Latvia [+]12,900.0 M.€14,312.0 M.$52.98%
-3.29
Libya [+]11,717.0 M.€13,000.0 M.$44.59%
1.81
Morocco [+]33,811.4 M.€37,513.7 M.$37.30%
-4.42
Moldova [+]3,593.3 M.€3,986.8 M.$61.57%
-5.03
Montenegro [+]1,842.0 M.€2,049.1 M.$50.82%
-0.77
Madagascar [+]2,859.7 M.€3,172.9 M.$32.56%
2.32
Marshall Islands [+]126.2 M.€140.0 M.$72.12%
-7.49
Republic of Macedonia [+]5,777.0 M.€6,399.9 M.$63.76%
-0.54
Mali [+]2,854.7 M.€3,167.3 M.$24.16%
-3.66
Burma - Myanmar [+]14,348.8 M.€15,920.0 M.$25.32%
0.64
Mongolia [+]3,422.4 M.€3,797.2 M.$32.40%
-10.54
Mauritania [+]1,850.0 M.€2,052.6 M.$47.89%
-5.29
Malta [+]5,220.0 M.€5,771.7 M.$59.40%
-4.01
Mauritius [+]4,318.9 M.€4,791.9 M.$41.63%
-2.85
Maldives [+]1,685.4 M.€1,870.0 M.$59.50%
-5.61
Malawi [+]2,642.6 M.€2,932.0 M.$44.66%
-1.16
Mexico [+]365,282.1 M.€405,280.5 M.$35.44%
3.73
Malaysia [+]158,595.1 M.€175,961.2 M.$59.40%
-2.39
Mozambique [+]7,474.8 M.€8,293.2 M.$56.01%
4.17
Namibia [+]6,692.8 M.€7,425.7 M.$64.31%
3.03
Niger [+]1,793.6 M.€1,990.0 M.$27.86%
1.34
Nigeria [+]43,262.7 M.€48,000.0 M.$9.72%
-0.83
Nicaragua [+]6,390.3 M.€7,090.0 M.$55.86%
-3.05
Netherlands [+]456,370.0 M.€505,805.8 M.$67.46%
0.54
Norway [+]68,704.9 M.€76,228.1 M.$19.72%
3.09
Nepal [+]5,750.3 M.€6,380.0 M.$29.93%
-7.89
New Zealand [+]32,954.7 M.€36,563.2 M.$21.23%
-0.25
Oman [+]45,674.3 M.€50,675.7 M.$79.03%
43.20
Panama [+]16,917.5 M.€18,770.0 M.$36.00%
-7.12
Peru [+]34,114.5 M.€37,850.0 M.$19.70%
-1.18
Papua New Guinea [+]3,064.4 M.€3,400.0 M.$23.63%
-5.13
Philippines [+]63,019.4 M.€69,920.0 M.$23.91%
0.13
Pakistan [+]39,854.9 M.€44,219.0 M.$16.31%
-3.10
Poland [+]174,990.0 M.€192,601.2 M.$40.71%
-0.26
Palau [+]171.3 M.€190.0 M.$66.11%
-5.60
Paraguay [+]9,275.5 M.€10,291.2 M.$37.13%
-2.27
Qatar [+]33,348.4 M.€37,000.0 M.$22.17%
5.70
Romania [+]62,976.0 M.€69,867.4 M.$39.27%
0.33
Serbia [+]14,425.0 M.€18,172.9 M.$43.07%
2.52
Russia [+]174,932.0 M.€194,087.0 M.$14.64%
-0.53
Rwanda [+]2,316.2 M.€2,569.8 M.$31.74%
-0.68
Saudi Arabia [+]155,251.6 M.€172,251.6 M.$26.66%
3.60
Solomon Islands [+]376.6 M.€417.8 M.$36.12%
-7.96
Seychelles [+]893.5 M.€991.3 M.$68.95%
-15.80
Sudan [+]7,737.3 M.€8,584.6 M.$10.21%
-2.27
Sweden [+]124,467.0 M.€137,624.7 M.$27.84%
-0.39
Singapore [+]267,458.3 M.€296,745.0 M.$101.38%
-18.20
Slovenia [+]26,789.0 M.€29,706.0 M.$69.46%
1.02
Slovakia [+]66,289.0 M.€73,509.3 M.$84.25%
3.02
Sierra Leone [+]1,330.9 M.€1,476.7 M.$33.00%
1.68
Senegal [+]5,115.1 M.€5,675.2 M.$41.53%
-1.15
Suriname [+]1,829.7 M.€2,030.0 M.$41.62%
3.00
Sao Tome and Principe [+]134.9 M.€149.7 M.$47.07%
-3.29
El Salvador [+]9,387.7 M.€10,415.6 M.$40.29%
-1.67
Syria [+]4,506.5 M.€5,000.0 M.$15.36%
5.45
Swaziland [+]1,290.7 M.€1,432.0 M.$35.58%
-2.69
Chad [+]1,982.9 M.€2,200.0 M.$20.20%
-2.07
Togo [+]1,916.8 M.€2,126.6 M.$53.13%
-1.71
Thailand [+]182,653.6 M.€202,654.2 M.$51.27%
-5.07
Tajikistan [+]3,064.4 M.€3,400.0 M.$43.29%
-3.21
Timor-Leste [+]766.1 M.€850.0 M.$60.18%
39.62
Turkmenistan [+]7,030.2 M.€7,800.0 M.$21.75%
-0.53
Tunisia [+]18,225.3 M.€20,221.0 M.$47.01%
-5.14
Tonga [+]184.8 M.€205.0 M.$49.84%
5.39
Turkey [+]186,536.0 M.€207,199.1 M.$28.83%
-1.51
Trinidad and Tobago [+]5,854.0 M.€6,495.0 M.$23.36%
-5.68
Tuvalu [+]9.9 M.€11.0 M.$31.65%
-4.90
Taiwan [+]214,104.4 M.€237,548.9 M.$45.43%
-7.76
Tanzania [+]9,270.4 M.€10,285.5 M.$22.54%
-2.32
Ukraine [+]32,732.9 M.€36,317.2 M.$40.12%
-0.93
Uganda [+]5,209.8 M.€5,780.2 M.$21.92%
-0.15
Uruguay [+]8,552.9 M.€9,489.4 M.$17.76%
-2.31
Uzbekistan [+]12,618.3 M.€14,000.0 M.$20.98%
-1.18
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines [+]292.9 M.€325.0 M.$44.04%
-5.69
Venezuela [+]29,743.1 M.€33,000.0 M.$8.47%
-12.92
Vietnam [+]149,709.8 M.€166,103.0 M.$86.76%
7.23
Vanuatu [+]349.5 M.€387.8 M.$38.42%
-0.65
Samoa [+]301.0 M.€333.9 M.$39.80%
-7.22
Yemen [+]11,626.9 M.€12,900.0 M.$37.01%
-4.37
South Africa [+]94,294.4 M.€104,619.6 M.$33.24%
-1.46
Zambia [+]7,617.2 M.€8,451.3 M.$39.86%
4.71
Zimbabwe [+]3,605.2 M.€4,000.0 M.$28.79%
-0.79

Imports are purchases of goods made by a country from other countries.

Imports are subtracted within the balance of trade. When they are greater than exports the balance of trade is negative, i.e., there is a trade deficit.

The fact that imports reduce the balance of trade does not mean they are negative. They bring some benefits to the economy. For example, buying products cheaper than they can be produced in the country creates savings, investment and consumption of other products by consumers. This increases production and the wealth of the country concerned. Additionally, imports allow a country to acquire raw materials that do not exist in the country and it can thus produce goods which otherwise could not be manufactured there.

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