Economy - major importing countries (2012 rankings)

rank country 2008
x 1 bln US$
2009
x 1 bln US$
2010
x 1 bln US$
2011
x 1 bln US$
2012
x 1 bln US$
change 2011-2012
  Total countries with import > 50bln 15,025.3 11,509.1 14,071.3 16,757.5 16,764.8 0.0%
  Total World 16,222.2 12,484.9 15,167.0 18,086.7 18,139.6 0.3%
1 United States 2,169.5 1,605.3 1,969.2 2,265.9 2,335.5 3.1%
2 China 1,131.6 1,004.2 1,396.2 1,742.9 1,817.8 4.3%
3 Germany 1,186.7 926.2 1,056.2 1,256.2 1,168.7 -7.0%
4 Japan 762.6 550.6 692.4 854.1 885.6 3.7%
5 France 715.8 560.5 608.6 710.7 664.5 -6.5%
6 United Kingdom 642.5 486.3 562.5 638.9 648.7 1.5%
7 Korea, Republic of 435.3 323.1 425.2 524.4 519.6 -0.9%
8 China - Hong Kong SAR 388.5 347.3 433.1 483.6 504.4 4.3%
9 Netherlands 495.1 382.3 440.0 507.8 501.2 -1.3%
10 India 321.0 257.2 350.2 464.5 489.5 5.4%
11 Italy 563.4 414.7 487.0 558.8 487.2 -12.8%
12 Canada 408.8 321.2 392.1 451.2 462.4 2.5%
13 Belgium 466.4 354.7 391.3 466.8 439.5 -5.9%
14 Singapore 319.8 245.8 310.8 365.8 379.7 3.8%
15 Mexico 310.6 234.4 301.5 350.9 370.7 5.7%
16 Spain 417.0 290.7 315.5 362.8 325.8 -10.2%
17 Russia 267.1 167.4 229.7 305.6 314.2 2.8%
18 Taiwan 240.4 174.4 251.2 281.4 270.5 -3.9%
19 Australia 200.3 165.5 201.6 243.7 260.9 7.1%
20 Thailand 179.2 134.7 185.1 228.8 250.2 9.3%
21 Turkey 202.0 140.9 185.5 240.8 236.5 -1.8%
22 Brazil 182.4 133.7 191.5 236.9 228.4 -3.6%
23 United Arab Emirates 177.0 150.0 165.0 205.0 220.0 7.3%
24 Malaysia 156.3 123.8 164.6 187.5 196.6 4.9%
25 Poland 204.9 149.7 178.1 206.8 196.2 -5.1%
26 Indonesia 127.5 93.8 135.3 176.9 191.0 8.0%
27 Switzerland 173.7 147.9 166.9 196.8 188.6 -4.2%
28 Austria 176.2 136.1 150.6 182.3 169.7 -7.0%
29 Sweden 169.0 120.3 148.5 174.7 162.7 -6.9%
30 Saudi Arabia 115.1 95.5 106.9 131.6 155.6 18.2%
31 Czech Republic 142.2 105.3 126.6 152.1 141.5 -7.0%
32 Viet Nam 80.7 69.9 83.8 104.0 115.1 10.6%
33 South Africa 94.9 64.4 80.1 99.7 101.4 1.7%
34 Hungary 106.4 78.0 87.6 101.0 94.3 -6.6%
35 Denmark 109.2 80.4 83.2 96.4 92.3 -4.3%
36 Norway 90.3 69.0 77.3 90.8 87.3 -3.8%
37 Ukraine 85.5 45.4 60.7 82.6 84.6 2.5%
38 Slovak Republic 74.0 56.9 66.1 81.5 79.9 -2.0%
39 Chile 61.9 41.4 57.9 73.5 79.1 7.5%
40 Finland 92.2 60.9 68.8 84.2 76.6 -9.1%
41 Israel 67.7 49.3 61.2 75.8 75.4 -0.6%
42 Portugal 94.7 71.8 77.7 82.5 72.3 -12.3%
43 Romania 83.0 54.3 61.9 76.3 70.3 -7.9%
44 Argentina 57.4 39.1 56.4 74.3 68.5 -7.8%
45 Philippines 60.5 45.9 58.5 64.1 65.8 2.7%
46 Egypt 48.8 44.9 52.9 58.9 65.8 11.7%
47 Greece 95.7 72.6 67.3 67.5 63.4 -6.1%
48 Ireland 84.9 62.6 60.7 67.2 63.2 -5.9%
49 Venezuela 50.5 41.5 39.5 48.2 60.0 24.5%
50 Colombia 39.3 32.9 40.7 54.7 58.6 7.2%
51 Iran 57.4 50.8 65.4 61.8 56.5 -8.5%
52 Nigeria 42.4 33.9 44.2 56.0 51.0 -8.9%
source: International Trade Statistics Yearbook (ITSY) of the United Nations Statistics Division/ Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
source: Some countries had no data in above mentioned source, in their case data has been found at several locations (like the statistical agency of a country or the WTO).
note: 1 bln = 1,000,000,000.
note: Data based upon C.I.F. (Cost Insurance and Freight).
note: For brevity's sake names of countries above are in the short form, for official names see Countries with their official codes.