Place your import data file inside the database data directory e.g /var/lib/mysql/{database name}

Give the mysql user permission.  chown mysql:mysql {data.csv}

mysql -uroot -p –local-infile=1 {database name}

Load the data:

LOAD DATA INFILE ‘{data.csv}’
INTO TABLE  {table name}
FIELDS TERMINATED BY ‘,’ ENCLOSED BY ‘”‘
LINES TERMINATED BY ‘\r\n’

If your data has a field headings row, this can be omitted from the import with.
IGNORE 1 LINES;