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Top Net Food-Importing Countries

What are the countries with the most net imports of agricultural products?
Net imports = imports-exports
Source: FAO. For 2013
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First submittedJuly 29, 2017
Last updatedJuly 29, 2017
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Country
5.55
Japan
2.63
United Kingdom
2.63
Russia
1.52
South Korea
1.23
Mexico
1.22
China
0.94
Saudi Arabia
0.94
Taiwan
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Country
0.85
Italy
0.79
Germany
0.67
Algeria
0.57
Iraq
0.54
Venezuela
0.54
Egypt
0.49
United Arab Emirates
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level 65
Jan 14, 2018
Quiz live for ~6 months, and featured for 4+ hours with no comments. Makes me wonder what the longest a featured quiz has gone without comment is?
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level 55
Jan 14, 2018
Well you've stopped this one from breaking that record.
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level 14
Jan 14, 2018
Dude, didn't you know that today you weren't supposed to comment anything? I'm a moderator of the contest, however, and so I am allowed to comment. Please no more
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level 69
Jan 14, 2018
Point one: Don't trust data from FAO, on this quiz or any other. The agency passively accepts and reports whatever BS member states provide. Point two: As in so many other quizzes, this would be far more relevant if done per capita, not by country, which are for the most part randomly determined units of geography.
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level 77
Jan 14, 2018
That wouldn't make the quiz more relevant.
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level ∞
Jan 14, 2018
I'm sure certain countries report inaccurate info. Venezuela and Argentina are likely offenders. But unless there are better sources, this is a good start. Government data from many countries is often quite accurate.
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level 69
Jan 14, 2018
Yes, "certain countries" report inaccurate data, unfortunately most often those of greatest concern to the issue of food security. I've been reviewing FAO data on this subject for years, and in many cases I think we would be better off simply knowing that we don't know. No, this is not a "good start."
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level ∞
Jan 14, 2018
Okay, what specific answers on this quiz are wrong then? Let's not throw the baby out with the bathwater.
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level 79
Jan 15, 2018
Too late. That baby's long gone.
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level 60
Jan 14, 2018
The +$1.23B country must be lucky that it has a neighbour that imports so much.
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level 77
Jan 14, 2018
not to cast doubt on your handle but, do you mean exports?
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level 61
Jan 15, 2018
Yeah, to know that particular country is a net importer (and their northern neighbour is a net exporter) really doesn't fit the narrative. I'm aware this is just agricultural products, but it is interesting to see.
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level 60
Jan 16, 2018
I'm surprised Hungry wasn't on the list.
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level 70
Jan 18, 2018
Hey-Oh!
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level 70
Jan 18, 2018
With as big as Russia is, you would think that it could be a little more self sustaining.
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level 79
May 11, 2018
That's what I was thinking. What could they possibly need that they couldn't produce or find a substitute for? Bad grammar, I know. They running short of vodka or caviar?
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level 54
Dec 2, 2018
Venezuela is actually on this list. =]
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level 77
Oct 14, 2019
Suprised there aren't more micronations on this list.