CBS: China jumps to 2nd place in import by country of origin

Port2port News Service 
Aug 16, 2010 
 
In 2009, the countries of origin from which imports were above one billion US$ were: U.S.A., China, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Japan, U.K., Switzerland, Turkey, France and India
 
Data on imports by country of origin complete the monthly data published by the Central Bureau of Statistics on imports of goods by country of purchase.
 
Trade statistics by country of origin, both for the total value of trade in goods and for the quantity and value of trade in individual commodities, are of significant statistical value. They are used for a number of purposes, including analysis of economic trends, national accounts, balance of payments, regional trade patterns, trade shares, market analysis and business decisions, and trade and negotiations.
 
In current trade statistics, published by the Central Bureau of Statistics, country of import is defined as "country of purchase", i.e. the country from which the invoice for the goods imported to Israel was sent. In some cases, "the country of purchase" is different from "the country of origin" (the country of production) and from the country of shipment.
 
In 2009, the countries of origin from which imports were above one billion US$ were: U.S.A, China, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Japan, U.K., Switzerland, Turkey, France and India. It should be noted that in 2008 imports (by country of origin) from Russia, Hong-Kong, Netherlands and South Korea also reached this level.
 
In 2009, the countries of origin from which imports (excluding diamonds) were above one billion US$ were: U.S.A., China, Germany, Italy, Japan, Turkey, France and the UK.
 
Imports from China (by country of origin) have grown from US$ 0.9 billion in 2000, to US$ 5.5 billion in 2008 and  US$ 4.6 billion in 2009. 
 
Considerable increase in imports (by country of origin), during 2004-2009, were registered in imports from Indonesia, Egypt and Mexico.
 
Between the years 2000-2009 there were no significant changes of the countries with the main gaps in the value of imports by the two definitions of imports.
 
In 2009, the countries from which the gap between imports by country of origin and imports by country of purchase was more significant were: China, Ukraine, Indonesia, Russia, Japan and South Africa.
 
Countries from which the gap between imports by country of purchase in comparison with imports by country of origin was more significant were US$: Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, U.K, Hong Kong and Germany.

 
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