United Kingdom Imports  1955-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Imports of goods and services to the UK fell by 4.8 percent to GBP 53.41 billion in February 2018 from the previous month's record high of GBP 56.11 billion. The sharp decline was due to a 6.5 percent decrease in purchases of goods, led by fuels and manufactured goods, and a 0.2 percent drop in imports of services. Among trading partners, imports of goods from the EU fell 0.8 percent, mainly from France (-3.9 percent) and the Netherlands (-1.9 percent). In addition, purchases from non-EU countries slumped 13.3 percent, as imports decreased the most from Norway (-32 percent), the US (-20.1 percent) and Japan (-16.1 percent). Imports in the United Kingdom averaged 24999.33 GBP Million from 1955 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 56112 GBP Million in January of 2018 and a record low of 1031 GBP Million in June of 1955.

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United Kingdom Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -965.00 -2949.00 2946.00 -6225.00 GBP Million [+]
Exports 52447.00 53163.00 53880.00 962.00 GBP Million [+]
Imports 53412.00 56112.00 56112.00 1031.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account -18443.00 -19173.00 2654.00 -33681.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -4.10 -5.80 2.60 -5.80 percent [+]
External Debt 6385526.00 6218711.00 6428718.00 565439.00 GBP Million [+]
Terms of Trade 101.50 102.10 107.60 80.10 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 24382.00 10929.00 42878.00 -15043.00 GBP Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 8667.00 8172.00 82539.00 -44536.00 GBP Million [+]
Gold Reserves 310.30 310.29 588.27 310.25 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 739.00 977.00 2821.00 1.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 5.10 5.08 5.68 4.19 [+]
Tourism Revenues 1560.00 1790.00 2938.00 126.00 GBP Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2590.00 3050.00 4020.00 540.00 Thousand [+]
Weapons Sales 1214.00 1365.00 6069.00 744.00 USD Million [+]

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United Kingdom Imports

UK's trade is measured through both imports and exports of goods and services. In 2017, imports of goods accounted for 74 percent of total imports, mainly: electrical machinery (13 percent of total imports); mechanical machinery (10 percent); cars (7 percent); other miscellaneous manufactures (6 percent); medicinal and pharmaceutical products (6 percent); road vehicles other than cars (5 percent); clothing (4 percent); refined oil (4 percent); crude oil (3 percent); and scientific and photographic (3 percent). Main goods import partners were: Germany (15 percent of total imports); China and the Netherlands (9 percent each); the United States (8 percent); France (6 percent); Belgium & Luxembourg (5 percent); Norway and Italy (4 percent each); and Spain and Ireland (3 percent each). Services accounted for 26 percent of total imports. This page provides - United Kingdom Imports - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom Imports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
53412.00 56112.00 56112.00 1031.00 1955 - 2018 GBP Million Monthly




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