AskDefine | Define importer

Dictionary Definition

importer n : someone whose business involves importing goods from outside (especially from a foreign country)

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. a person or company who imports goods into a country


a person or company who imports goods into a country

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  • IPA: /ɛ̃.pɔʁ.te/
  • SAMPA: /E~.pOR.te/


  1. To import
  2. To matter, to be relevant, important

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Extensive Definition

In economics, an import is any good or commodity, brought into one country from another country in a legitimate fashion, typically for use in trade. Import goods or services are provided to domestic consumers by foreign producers. Import of commercial quantities of goods normally requires involvement of the Customs authorities in both the country of import and the country of export.
The amount of goods and commodities imported into a nation, I, is a function of two variables, the domestic absorption, A, and the real exchange rate, σ. These two are the two largest factors of imports and they both affect imports positively.
I = I(A,σ)
Absorption, or domestic spendings, include both domestically produced and imported goods and services. When a nation increases its domestic spendings, the imports are naturally following the increase, therefore the plus sign. The real exchange rate, σ, is a nations competitiveness towards other nations since it is the relative price of goods produced at home compared to goods produced abroad. When the real exchange rate increases foreign goods become less expensive and imports then increase.

Notes and References

importer in Bulgarian: Внос
importer in Czech: Dovoz
importer in Danish: Import
importer in German: Import
importer in Spanish: Importación
importer in French: Importation
importer in Galician: Importación
importer in Korean: 수입 (국제 무역)
importer in Indonesian: Impor
importer in Italian: Importazione
importer in Latvian: Imports
importer in Lithuanian: Importas
importer in Dutch: Invoer (handel)
importer in Japanese: 輸入
importer in Polish: Import
importer in Portuguese: Importação
importer in Russian: Импорт
importer in Albanian: Importi
importer in Simple English: Import
importer in Slovak: Dovoz
importer in Swedish: Import
importer in Vietnamese: Nhập khẩu
importer in Turkmen: Import
importer in Chinese: 進口
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