Imports to the UK grew 2.9 percent from the previous month to a nine-month high GBP 53.3 billion in September of 2021, following an upwardly revised 2.3 percent fall in the prior month. Purchases of goods advanced 3.8 percent while services imports decreased 0.2 percent. Within goods, imports increased mostly for fuels (29.4 percent), material manufactures (9.7 percent) and chemicals (5.2 percent). Goods imports were up from both non-EU countries (6.9 percent) and EU countries (0.5 percent). source: Office for National Statistics

Imports in the United Kingdom averaged 27735.96 GBP Million from 1955 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 65215 GBP Million in March of 2019 and a record low of 1031 GBP Million in June of 1955. This page provides - United Kingdom Imports - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom Imports - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2021.

Imports in the United Kingdom is expected to be 54800.00 GBP Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Imports is projected to trend around 55500.00 GBP Million in 2022 and 57100.00 GBP Million in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Imports


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Balance of Trade -2777.00 -1880.00 GBP Million Sep/21
Current Account -8605.00 -8880.00 GBP Million Jun/21
Current Account to GDP -3.50 -3.10 percent of GDP Dec/20
Exports 50480.00 49893.00 GBP Million Sep/21
Imports 53257.00 51773.00 GBP Million Sep/21
External Debt 7092969.00 7147294.00 GBP Million Jun/21
Foreign Direct Investment 19112.00 3158.00 GBP Million Jun/21
Capital Flows 11258.00 15501.00 GBP Million Jun/21
Goods Trade Balance -14736.00 -13714.00 GBP Million Sep/21
Tourist Arrivals 277.00 195.00 Thousand Jun/21
Tourism Revenues 386.00 248.00 GBP Million Jun/21
Terms of Trade 101.80 101.50 points Apr/18

News Stream
UK Imports Rebound to 9-Month High
Imports to the UK grew 2.9 percent from the previous month to a nine-month high GBP 53.3 billion in September of 2021, following an upwardly revised 2.3 percent fall in the prior month. Purchases of goods advanced 3.8 percent while services imports decreased 0.2 percent. Within goods, imports increased mostly for fuels (29.4 percent), material manufactures (9.7 percent) and chemicals (5.2 percent). Goods imports were up from both non-EU countries (6.9 percent) and EU countries (0.5 percent).
2021-11-11
UK Imports Fall 0.5% MoM in August
Imports to the UK decreased 0.5% from the previous month to GBP 53.5 billion in August of 2021, following an upwardly revised 3.1% rise in the prior month. It was the first decline in total imports after six consecutive months of increases, as purchases of goods went down 1% while services imports increased 1.2%. Within goods, imports fell mostly for fuels (-10.3%), mainly due to a reduction in purchases of crude oil from Norway and the USA; chemicals (-9.5%); material manufactures (-7.7%) and food & live animals (-6.4%). Goods imports were down from both non-EU countries (1.8%) and EU countries (-0.1%).
2021-10-13
UK Imports Rise to 7-Month High
Imports to the UK advanced 1.1% from the previous month to a seven-month high of GBP 51.83 billion in July of 2021, following a 3.2% rise in the prior month. Both purchases of goods and services imports increased 1.1%. Within goods, imports rose mostly for fuels (23%), chemicals (9.5) and unspecified goods including precious metals such as non-monetary gold, silver, platinum and palladium (84.5%). Goods imports were up from non-EU countries (2.7%) but fell from EU countries (-0.5%).
2021-09-10

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.

United Kingdom Imports by Country Last Previous
European Union 19711.00 19870.00 GBP Million Feb/20
United Kingdom Imports by Category Last Previous
Non-eu 24892.98 22604.66 GBP Million Sep/21
Oil 3305.00 2280.00 GBP Million Sep/21
Crude Oil 2291.00 1309.00 GBP Million Sep/21
Pharmaceutical Products 1946.68 1664.31 GBP Million Sep/21
Plastics & Plastic Products 1428.22 1317.60 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Pharmaceutical Products 1297.58 1202.25 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Plastics & Plastic Products 910.54 822.14 GBP Million Sep/21
Wood & Related Articles 762.27 712.43 GBP Million Sep/21
Articles of Iron & Steel 737.03 610.78 GBP Million Sep/21
Organic Chemicals 718.65 601.59 GBP Million Sep/21
Miscellaneous Chemical Products 717.12 739.08 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Pharmaceutical Products 649.10 462.06 GBP Million Sep/21
Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar 638.02 587.81 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Plastics & Plastic Products 517.68 495.47 GBP Million Sep/21
Paper & Paperboard & Related Articles 512.80 442.94 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Organic Chemicals 497.92 370.32 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar 483.58 449.95 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Wood & Related Articles 479.32 443.99 GBP Million Sep/21
Essential Oils & Resinoids Prepared 462.85 405.69 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Articles of Iron & Steel 402.31 353.25 GBP Million Sep/21

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