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Imports of goods and services

Imports in the world regions

Imports in the world regions, bln. $
Area197019801990200020102015
Africa23.6132.2130.4165.0603.6655.3
Americas100.7505.2967.42 265.73 993.54 834.8
Asia56.5504.41 001.02 146.16 186.57 511.3
Europe194.61 118.42 253.93 246.07 318.57 492.3
Oceania8.740.270.2115.0321.3337.0
World384.02 300.44 422.97 937.918 423.420 830.7

Imports in the world regions, % in the world imports
Area197019801990200020102015
Africa6.15.72.92.13.33.1
Americas26.222.021.928.521.723.2
Asia14.721.922.627.033.636.1
Europe50.748.651.040.939.736.0
Oceania2.31.71.61.41.71.6
World100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0

Imports per capita in the world regions, $
Area197019801990200020102015
Africa64.6277.1206.8203.1578.9553.3
Americas194.0816.91 331.62 698.84 236.04 879.0
Asia27.3196.4312.5577.81 483.81 709.7
Europe276.51 490.13 127.24 458.89 927.710 120.2
Oceania445.41 762.92 627.53 738.58 894.68 632.0
World104.4518.6833.51 295.82 659.32 835.0
Picture. Structure of imports by the world regions, 2015, %

Imports of goods and services per capita

Average rates of imports per capita in the world, $
average197019801990200020102015
average of above-average370.31 857.63 615.05 518.99 340.710 255.9
average104.4518.6833.51 295.82 659.32 835.0
average of below-average19.284.5162.0237.5757.8878.7
Picture. Imports per capita in the world

Kushnir's square in imports

Kushnir's square (imports, 2015)size (share in the world imports)Total
< 0.1%0.1-1%1-10%10+%
Small economiesAverages economiesRegional leadersGlobal leaders
quality (imports per capita, times global average)3.6+High developed  41.6%
1-3.6Developed 32.6%
0.31-1Developing  18.9%
< 0.31Least developed  5.6%
Total3.5%17.6%64.2%13.4%100%

Imports in top 5 countries

Imports in top 5 countries, bln. $
Area197019801990200020102015
United States55.8293.8629.71 472.62 365.02 786.3
China2.622.244.6250.71 380.11 981.5
Germany35.8220.8408.0595.91 266.11 319.0
United Kingdom26.8134.8266.3439.2752.4836.4
Japan20.1160.0298.2449.4773.9787.2
World384.02 300.44 422.97 937.918 423.420 830.7

Imports in top 5 countries, % in the world imports
Area197019801990200020102015
United States14.512.814.218.612.813.4
China0.680.971.03.27.59.5
Germany9.39.69.27.56.96.3
United Kingdom7.05.96.05.54.14.0
Japan5.27.06.75.74.23.8
Others63.363.862.859.664.563.0
World100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0

Imports per capita in top 5 countries, $
Area197019801990200020102015
United States266.41 279.72 490.45 205.57 632.08 659.2
China3.222.738.6197.51 029.21 440.0
Germany456.82 824.95 167.17 276.415 741.116 346.2
United Kingdom481.82 398.54 663.67 461.711 996.312 923.6
Japan193.81 380.62 439.33 574.96 078.16 219.0
World104.4518.6833.51 295.82 659.32 835.0
Picture. Structure of imports by top 5 countries, 2015, %

Methodology of imports

14.36 In order to add imports to domestic production to reach total supply, imports must be classified by products in a manner consistent with that used for domestic production. This is not always straightforward since imports (and exports) are classified not according to CPC but according to the HS or SITC. Finding a level of aggregation of the trade data that is sufficiently detailed but also consistent with domestic production may be a factor in determining the level of detail to be adopted in the supply and use tables.

Source: The System of National Accounts, 2008 (2008 SNA)