Definition of 'import'
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Cheap imports harmed steel producers but they also kept prices down for consumers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They also would not be able to deduct the cost of goods they import. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Energy is one of an array of imported goods set to become more expensive. Times, Sunday Times (2016)On the other hand, the higher cost of importing raw goods is a negative. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is also importing modest but rising volumes from Russia. Times, Sunday Times (2016)BRITAIN'S farmers are urging the government to avoid allowing cheaper food imports under post-Brexit trade deals. Times, Sunday Times (2017)There is no need for British enterprise to import shale gas indefinitely because this country has its own abundant resources. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What about businesses that import? Times, Sunday Times (2016)And almost 50 per cent of the gas we use is imported from countries like Russia. The Sun (2016)The Premier League clubs are under so much pressure to perform that they buy imports and foreigners at very high prices to bolster up their teams. The Sun (2016)The slowdown in the economy has also reduced imports. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Transfer prices can be used to reduce import tariffs and to avoid quotas. International Finance: The markets and financial management of multinational business. (1983)That is already reflected in import prices. Times, Sunday Times (2008)That is not always the case with cheaper imported alternatives. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It makes me laugh that we talk about the imports needing time to settle in. The Sun (2015)We import hops from foreign countries to produce beer. The Sun (2012)The weaker rouble is making imported consumer goods more expensive. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Middle-class consumers are rushing to buy imported cars and fridges while they are still affordable. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We no longer have coal mines and import coal. The Sun (2016)They follow a dive in oil exports and a surge in imports of gas and electricity. The Sun (2006)The cost of our imports also seems to have stabilised. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It has already begun to import more gold. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Britain imports about a third of the goods and services it consumes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Many foreign imports do not form particularly strong bonds with the locals. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Walking about looking bored by the action which is taking place around them is another recently imported trait. Times, Sunday Times (2012)People who come from another country, they import the way people manage in their country. The Sun (2008)This French import should be much sharper today. The Sun (2012)The refineries can be used to import raw sugar from other producing countries such as Brazil. Times, Sunday Times (2011)If a country imports energy, in the end it cannot produce the metal. Times, Sunday Times (2010) Cheap Chinese steel imports and high energy costs have blighted the industry. The Sun (2016)Will we need import licences? The Sun (2016)The tunnel has since carried 12 million vans and lorries, most of them bringing in imports. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The French import has only raced once this term when winning easily at Punchestown last month. The Sun (2009)
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Translations for 'import'
British English: import /ˈɪmpɔːt/ NOUN
Imports are products or raw materials bought from another country for use in your own country.
...cheap imports from other countries.
- American English: import
- Arabic: إِسْتِيرَادٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: importação
- Chinese: 进口货
- Croatian: uvoz
- Czech: dovoz
- Danish: import
- Dutch: import
- European Spanish: importación
- Finnish: maahantuonti
- French: importation
- German: Import
- Greek: εισαγωγή
- Italian: importazione
- Japanese: 輸入
- Korean: 수입품
- Norwegian: import
- Polish: import
- European Portuguese: importação
- Romanian: import
- Russian: импорт
- Spanish: importación
- Swedish: import
- Thai: สินค้านำเข้า
- Turkish: ithal
- Ukrainian: імпорт
- Vietnamese: hàng nhập khẩu
British English: import /ɪmˈpɔːt/ VERB
When a country or organization imports a product, they buy it from another country for use in their own country.
The country imports over half of its oil.
- American English: import
- Arabic: يَسْتَوْرِدُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: importar
- Chinese: 进口
- Croatian: uvesti
- Czech: dovážet
- Danish: importere
- Dutch: importeren
- European Spanish: importar productos
- Finnish: tuoda maahan
- French: importer commerce
- German: importieren
- Greek: εισάγω
- Italian: importare
- Japanese: 輸入する
- Korean: 수입하다
- Norwegian: importere
- Polish: zaimportować
- European Portuguese: importar
- Romanian: a importa
- Russian: импортировать
- Spanish: importar
- Swedish: importera
- Thai: นำเข้า
- Turkish: ithal etmek
- Ukrainian: імпортувати
- Vietnamese: nhập khẩu
Definition of import from the Collins English Dictionary
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