Cost to Import (USD per Container)

Based on a comparison of 170 countries in 2014, Tajikistan ranked the highest in cost to import in terms of USD per container with USD 10,650 followed by South Sudan and Chad. On the other end of the scale was East Timor with USD 415, Singapore with USD 440 and Malaysia with USD 560.

Average cost to import in terms of USD per container reached USD 1,877 in 2014 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 2.04% more than in the previous year and 0% the same as 10 years ago.

Historically, average cost to import in terms of USD per container reached an all time high of USD 1,877 in 2014 and an all time low of USD 1,413 in 2007. The average annual growth amounted to 2.86% since 2005.

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Country Unit 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Afghanistan USD       2,600 3,000 3,830 3,830 3,830    
Albania USD       775 710 710 730 730    
Algeria USD       1,318 1,318 1,318 1,318 1,330    
Angola USD       2,950 2,865 2,865 2,715 2,715    
Argentina USD       1,810 1,810 1,810 1,810 2,260    
Armenia USD       2,091 2,076 2,025 2,175 2,175    
Australia USD       1,239 1,119 1,119 1,119 1,120    
Austria USD       1,195 1,195 1,195 1,195 1,155    
Azerbaijan USD       3,420 3,480 3,480 3,405 3,490    
Bahamas USD ... ...   1,470 1,470 1,470 1,495 1,495    
Bahrain USD ... ...   720 870 870 870 870    
Bangladesh USD       1,290 1,290 1,305 1,370 1,430    
Belarus USD       2,115 2,115 2,115 2,565 2,265    
Belgium USD       1,400 1,400 1,400 1,400 1,400    
Belize USD       1,630 1,630 1,630 1,630 1,580    
Benin USD       1,413 1,420 1,420 1,516 1,569    
Bhutan USD       1,840 1,840 2,505 2,505 2,330    
Bolivia USD       1,747 1,747 1,747 1,747 1,747    
Bosnia and Herzegovina USD       1,035 1,090 1,200 1,200 1,200    
Botswana USD       3,064 3,264 3,390 3,420 3,445    
Brazil USD       1,220 1,185 1,775 2,075 2,075    
Brunei USD ...     708 708 708 745 745    
Bulgaria USD       1,696 1,586 1,586 1,586 1,546    
Burkina Faso USD       3,930 3,930 4,130 4,130 4,130    
Burundi USD       4,035 3,950 3,950 4,520 4,670    
Cambodia USD       872 872 872 872 900    
Cameroon USD       2,161 2,291 2,267 2,267 2,267    
Canada USD       1,785 1,660 1,660 1,660 1,660    
Central African Republic USD       5,074 5,554 5,734 5,734 5,734    
Chad USD       6,215 6,345 8,525 8,525 8,525    
Chile USD       710 710 710 760 930    
China USD       545 545 545 545 615    
Colombia USD       1,640 1,750 1,700 2,650 2,650    
Comoros USD       1,191 1,191 1,191 1,191 1,295    
Congo USD       2,959 2,959 7,709 7,709 7,709    
Costa Rica USD       1,190 1,190 1,190 1,190 1,020    
Croatia USD       1,141 1,141 1,141 1,180 1,180    
Cyprus USD ... ... ... 955 955 955 1,010 1,010    
Czech Republic USD       1,087 1,165 1,165 1,165 1,180    
Dem. Republic of the Congo USD       3,388 3,388 3,740 3,740 3,890    
Denmark USD       744 744 744 744 744    
Djibouti USD       849 911 911 911 911    
Dominican Republic USD       1,150 1,150 1,150 1,150 1,150    
East Timor USD       415 415 415 415 415    
Ecuador USD       1,402 1,402 1,402 1,432 1,530    
Egypt USD       880 880 755 755 755    
El Salvador USD       865 865 890 890 1,025    
Equatorial Guinea USD       1,639 1,639 1,639 1,639 1,600    
Eritrea USD       1,981 1,981 1,981 1,981 2,000    
Estonia USD       740 740 725 725 795    
Ethiopia USD       2,560 2,660 2,660 2,660 2,660    
European Union USD       1,096 1,092 1,076 1,095 1,083    
Fiji USD       623 623 623 628 628    
Finland USD       575 620 620 620 620    
France USD       1,395 1,395 1,395 1,445 1,445    
Gabon USD       1,955 1,955 1,955 1,955 1,955    
Gambia USD       832 682 735 735 735    
Georgia USD       1,340 1,250 1,316 1,715 1,595    
Germany USD       887 937 937 937 937    
Ghana USD       1,130 1,203 1,203 1,315 1,315    
Greece USD       1,265 1,265 1,265 1,265 1,135    
Guatemala USD       1,302 1,302 1,302 1,302 1,425    
Guinea USD       1,481 1,481 1,481 1,481 1,481    
Guinea Bissau USD       2,349 2,349 2,349 2,006 2,006    
Guyana USD       705 705 720 720 720    
Haiti USD       1,560 1,545 1,545 1,545 1,545    
Honduras USD       1,190 1,190 1,205 1,420 1,510    
Hong Kong USD       633 583 600 565 565    
Hungary USD       1,080 1,055 1,055 1,055 845    
Iceland USD       1,183 1,674 1,674 1,674 1,620    
India USD       1,040 1,040 1,105 1,150 1,200    
Indonesia USD       660 660 660 660 660    
Iraq USD       3,900 3,900 3,650 3,650 3,650    
Iran USD       1,656 1,706 1,735 1,885 2,100    
Ireland USD       1,121 1,121 1,121 1,121 1,121    
Israel USD       605 605 605 545 565    
Italy USD       1,231 1,231 1,245 1,245 1,145    
Ivory Coast USD       2,087 2,227 2,227 2,227 2,360    
Jamaica USD       1,990 1,990 1,990 1,990 2,130    
Japan USD       1,094 1,094 1,107 1,107 1,107    
Jordan USD       1,290 1,290 1,335 1,335 1,335    
Kazakhstan USD       3,055 3,055 3,055 3,290 4,665    
Kenya USD       2,190 2,190 2,190 2,190 2,350    
Kosovo USD ... ... ... ... 2,330 2,280 2,280 1,810    
Kuwait USD       1,152 1,217 1,217 1,242 1,242    
Kyrgyzstan USD       3,250 3,250 3,280 3,450 4,700    
Laos USD       2,040 2,040 2,040 2,035 2,125    
Latvia USD       801 801 801 801 801    
Lebanon USD       1,073 1,203 1,200 1,250 1,365    
Lesotho USD       1,715 1,715 1,610 1,665 1,945    
Liberia USD ...     1,332 1,332 1,332 1,320 1,320    
Libya USD ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1,255    
Lithuania USD       980 980 980 980 980    
Luxembourg USD ...     1,420 1,420 1,420 1,420 1,420    
Macedonia USD       1,325 1,420 1,380 1,380 1,380    
Madagascar USD       1,660 1,660 1,555 1,555 1,555    
Malawi USD       2,550 2,570 2,570 2,595 2,895    
Malaysia USD       450 450 450 435 420    
Maldives USD       1,348 1,348 1,526 1,526 1,526    
Mali USD       3,097 3,150 3,262 3,262 3,262    
Malta USD ... ... ... ... ... ... 950 970    
Mauritania USD       1,523 1,523 1,523 1,523 1,523    
Mauritius USD       677 689 689 689 695    
Mexico USD       2,050 2,050 1,880 1,780 1,780    
Moldova USD       2,090 2,090 2,090 1,870 1,870    
Mongolia USD       2,274 2,274 2,274 2,400 2,710    
Montenegro USD ...     995 995 995 985 985    
Morocco USD       1,000 1,000 1,000 950 950    
Mozambique USD       1,475 1,475 1,475 1,545 1,545    
Myanmar USD ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 660    
Namibia USD       1,813 1,813 1,813 1,905 1,905    
Nepal USD       1,900 1,825 2,095 2,095 2,095    
Netherlands USD       1,020 942 942 975 975    
New Zealand USD       850 850 825 825 825    
Nicaragua USD       1,420 1,420 1,220 1,220 1,245    
Niger USD       3,333 3,333 3,333 3,333 3,499    
Nigeria USD       1,306 1,440 1,440 1,440 1,540    
Norway USD       929 929 929 929 1,100    
Oman USD       630 630 660 680 680    
Pakistan USD       680 680 680 705 705    
Palestine USD       1,225 1,225 1,225 1,295 1,295    
Panama USD       879 879 915 965 965    
Papua New Guinea USD       1,128 1,128 1,128 1,128 1,250    
Paraguay USD       1,700 1,750 1,750 1,750 1,750    
Peru USD       895 895 880 880 880    
Philippines USD       819 819 730 730 660    
Poland USD       884 884 884 1,000 1,025    
Portugal USD       899 899 899 899 899    
Puerto Rico USD       1,250 1,250 1,250 1,300 1,350    
Qatar USD ... ...   977 977 977 1,050 1,050    
Romania USD       1,175 1,175 1,175 1,495 1,495    
Russia USD       2,165 2,165 2,545 2,495 2,780    
Rwanda USD       4,990 4,990 4,990 4,990 4,990    
Saudi Arabia USD       678 928 936 936 1,054    
Senegal USD       2,120 2,140 2,140 1,940 1,940    
Serbia USD       1,659 1,659 1,659 1,709 1,760    
Seychelles USD       876 876 876 876 876    
Sierra Leone USD       1,315 1,419 1,419 1,419 1,560    
Singapore USD       439 439 439 439 439    
Slovakia USD       1,445 1,445 1,505 1,540 1,540    
Slovenia USD       1,130 1,130 765 765 830    
South Africa USD       1,721 1,807 1,807 1,795 1,940    
South Korea USD       747 742 790 695 695    
South Sudan USD ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 9,285    
Spain USD       1,250 1,350 1,350 1,350 1,350    
Sri Lanka USD       695 695 695 695 725    
Sudan USD       2,900 2,900 2,900 2,900 2,900    
Suriname USD       885 885 945 1,065 1,165    
Swaziland USD       2,249 2,249 1,849 2,030 2,085    
Sweden USD       735 735 735 735 735    
Switzerland USD       1,505 1,540 1,540 1,540 1,440    
Syria USD       1,625 1,625 1,625 1,625 1,625    
Tajikistan USD       4,550 4,550 4,550 4,550 9,800    
Tanzania USD       1,475 1,475 1,475 1,430 1,565    
Thailand USD       795 795 795 750 750    
Togo USD       1,109 1,109 1,109 1,109 1,109    
Trinidad and Tobago USD       1,100 1,100 1,250 1,260 1,260    
Tunisia USD       858 858 858 858 858    
Turkey USD       1,063 1,063 1,063 1,063 1,235    
Uganda USD       3,290 3,390 2,940 3,015 3,215    
Ukraine USD       1,880 1,880 1,880 2,455 2,455    
United Arab Emirates USD       587 579 542 635 590    
United Kingdom USD       1,350 1,160 1,045 1,045 1,045    
USA USD       1,245 1,315 1,315 1,315 1,315    
Uruguay USD       1,330 1,330 1,330 1,330 1,440    
Uzbekistan USD       4,717 4,717 4,767 4,767 4,867    
Venezuela USD       2,868 2,868 2,868 2,868 2,868    
Vietnam USD       606 645 645 670 600    
Yemen USD       1,475 1,475 1,475 1,475 1,490    
Zambia USD       3,335 3,335 6,115 6,115 6,360    
Zimbabwe USD       3,999 5,101 5,101 5,101 5,200    
World USD       1,569 1,594 1,657 1,683 1,781