Table  15.1 :  IMPORTS BY COUNTRY OF CONSIGNMENT, 2004 - 2008
C.I.F. Value (in Rf. '000) % Share % Change Over Previous Year
Country 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Total 6,586,500 8,215,256 9,534,268 11,859,520 14,032,514 17,760,114 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 36.33 16.06 24.39 18.32 26.56
Europe 724,457 892,822 1,441,891 1,106,065 1,320,324 2,139,500 12.0 10.9 15.1 9.3 9.4 12.0 23.24 61.50 -23.29 19.37 62.04
Netherland 136,402 62,263 166,815 107,575 100,036 829,764 1.4 0.8 1.7 0.9 0.7 4.7 67.02 167.92 -35.51 -7.01 729.47
Germany 82,464 137,727 190,737 196,491 304,602 347,384 1.3 1.7 2.0 1.7 2.2 2.0 92.33 38.49 3.02 55.02 14.05
Italy 79,914 153,700 136,538 150,368 236,312 214,079 1.8 1.9 1.4 1.3 1.7 1.2 65.32 -11.17 10.13 57.16 -9.41
U.K 106,025 175,285 429,205 184,524 205,801 206,321 2.6 2.1 4.5 1.6 1.5 1.2 -0.27 144.86 -57.01 11.53 0.25
France 158,553 158,131 208,078 216,659 150,619 191,460 2.3 1.9 2.2 1.8 1.1 1.1 -54.35 31.59 4.12 -30.48 27.12
Denmark  32,158 27,111 100,660 37,363 42,668 76,458 0.5 0.3 1.1 0.3 0.3 0.4 33.20 271.29 -62.88 14.20 79.19
Switzerland 34,414 35,279 44,604 58,294 49,106 73,197 0.2 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.4 -40.39 26.43 30.69 -15.76 49.06
Sweden 32,108 42,768 60,779 65,929 77,544 55,937 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.3 2.51 42.11 8.47 17.62 -27.86
Others 62,418 100,559 104,474 88,862 153,636 144,900 0.5 1.2 1.1 0.7 1.1 0.8 -15.70 3.89 -14.94 72.89 -5.69
Asia 4,789,980 5,351,810 5,778,714 7,284,404 8,781,741 10,278,304 0.2 65.1 60.6 61.4 62.6 57.9 -23.26 7.98 26.06 20.56 17.04
Singapore 2,058,825 2,058,825 2,300,753 2,831,153 3,162,179 3,783,296 0.7 25.1 24.1 23.9 22.5 21.3 111.80 11.75 23.05 11.69 19.64
India ######## 842,667 1,073,466 1,118,267 1,611,406 1,850,507 70.2 10.3 11.3 9.4 11.5 10.4 26.54 27.39 4.17 44.10 14.84
Malaysia ######## 623,762 684,025 780,107 1,195,494 1,361,258 24.9 7.6 7.2 6.6 8.5 7.7 37.41 9.66 14.05 53.25 13.87
Sri Lanka ######## 876,344 544,968 722,191 972,379 1,042,350 10.1 10.7 5.7 6.1 6.9 5.9 37.89 -37.81 32.52 34.64 7.20
Thailand ######## 313,417 364,776 717,375 678,575 767,993 7.7 3.8 3.8 6.0 4.8 4.3 34.73 16.39 96.66 -5.41 13.18
China 36,981.12 101,947 204,905 223,983 313,059 374,565 13.7 1.2 2.1 1.9 2.2 2.1 5.84 100.99 9.31 39.77 19.65
Indonesia ######## 163,786 232,368 240,112 332,785 369,618 5.1 2.0 2.4 2.0 2.4 2.1 2.50 41.87 3.33 38.60 11.07
Japan ######## 154,507 171,266 419,576 264,587 331,027 2.6 1.9 1.8 3.5 1.9 1.9 3.18 10.85 144.98 -36.94 25.11
Others ######## 216,554 202,187 231,640 251,275 397,691 0.6 2.6 2.1 2.0 1.8 2.2 175.67 -6.63 14.57 8.48 58.27
Africa ######## 84,821 50,743 40,671 99,708 82,281 2.2 1.0 0.5 0.3 0.7 0.5 16.58 -40.18 -19.85 145.16 -17.48
South Africa ######## 72,351 38,347 31,035 37,297 28,431 3.2 0.9 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.2 11.04 -47.00 -19.07 20.18 -23.77
Mauritius 23892 8,306 6,986 408 15,456 27,831 2.9 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 -52.18 -15.89 -94.17 3,692.19 80.06
Egypt 1787 4,025 4,932 8,515 46,551 19,942 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.1 125.18 22.53 72.66 446.70 -57.16
Others 644.00 139 479 713 403 6,077 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 202.83 244.91 48.81 -43.42 1,406.46
America ######## 238,593 194,692 451,966 481,156 1,335,920 2.5 2.9 2.0 3.8 3.4 7.5 -94.43 -18.40 132.14 6.46 177.65
Bahamas 269 319 651 46 106,255 751,304 2.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 4.2 41.16 104.43 -92.93 230,491.65 607.08
U.S.A 76,074.20 107,568 108,573 309,717 285,780 410,624 1.3 1.3 1.1 2.6 2.0 2.3 41.40 0.93 185.26 -7.73 43.69
Canada 86,560.98 112,647 69,625 120,432 59,125 104,388 1.5 1.4 0.7 1.0 0.4 0.6 37.19 -38.19 72.97 -50.91 76.55
Brazil 5763 14,066 14,870 18,987 28,262 40,557 8.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 168.78 5.72 27.69 48.85 43.50
Others 359.00 3,995 973 2,785 1,733 29,048 7.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 87.09 -75.64 186.21 -37.75 1,575.77
Middle East ######## 1,318,163 1,787,386 2,568,858 2,793,285 3,381,834 0.2 16.0 18.7 21.7 19.9 19.0 3,906.44 35.60 43.72 8.74 21.07
U.A.E ######## 852,424 1,499,692 2,498,954 2,684,516 3,201,067 0.4 10.4 15.7 21.1 19.1 18.0 128.04 75.93 66.63 7.43 19.24
Oman 6,331.68 6,445 3,935 20,284 4,433 62,767 3.9 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.4 39.89 -38.94 415.43 -78.14 1,315.83
Bahrain 10,225.53 409,680 192,061 176 51,898 48,746 3.3 5.0 2.0 0.0 0.4 0.3 13.19 -53.12 -99.91 29,427.16 -6.07
Others 18,251.00 49,614 91,698 49,444 52,438 69,254 0.7 0.6 1.0 0.4 0.4 0.4 172.88 84.82 -46.08 6.05 32.07
Oceania 235,220 329,047 280,841 407,556 556,301 542,276   4.0 2.9 3.4 4.0 3.1   -14.65 45.12 36.50 -2.52
Australia 195,891 221,726 203,300 265,395 326,546 347,495   2.7 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.0   -8.31 30.54 23.04 6.42
New Zealand 39,329 107,320 77,540 142,162 203,939 194,276   1.3 0.8 1.2 1.5 1.1   -27.75 83.34 43.46 -4.74
Others                    -                    -                    -   25,816 504   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0   0.00 0.00 0.00 -98.05
Source:  Maldives Customs Services