Imports to the European Union increased 5.0 percent from a year earlier to EUR 162.0 billion in September 2018. In January to September, imports rose 5.5 percent to EUR 1,461.5 billion, boosted by purchases of energy (24.0 percent), raw materials (3.2 percent), machinery and vehicles (2.8 percent), chemicals (2.4 percent) and other manufactured goods (2.3 percent). Meanwhile, imports of food and drink dropped 1.1 percent. Imports rose mainly from the US (1.3 percent), China (3.0 percent), Russia (15.1 percent), Turkey (8.1 percent) and Norway (13.5 percent), but declined from Switzerland (-3.8 percent). Imports in European Union averaged 116579.22 EUR Million from 1999 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 171368.40 EUR Million in January of 2018 and a record low of 52217 EUR Million in February of 1999.

European Union Imports
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European Union Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Imports 161998.50 167815.10 171368.40 52217.00 EUR Million [+]
Exports 160191.80 159492.20 176370.50 42243.20 EUR Million [+]
Balance of Trade -1806.70 -8322.80 21410.90 -34765.70 EUR Million [+]

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European Union Imports

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
161998.50 167815.10 171368.40 52217.00 1999 - 2018 EUR Million Monthly