United Kingdom Imports  1955-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Imports of goods and services to the United Kingdom rose by 0.7 percent to GBP 54.34 billion in September 2017 from GBP 53.94 billion in the previous month, boosted by a 0.4 percent increase in purchases of goods and a 1.6 percent rise in imports of services. Among trading partners, imports of goods from the EU increased 1.2 percent, mainly from Spain (8.1 percent), Italy (4.2 percent), Germany (3.9 percent), and Belgium & Luxembourg (2.7 percent), while purchases fell from the Netherlands (-5.6 percent) and France (-1.5 percent). On the other hand, purchases from non-EU countries fell 0.5 percent, as imports decreased the most from China (-1.4 percent) and the US (-0.8 percent), while purchases from Norway rose 6.8 percent. Imports in the United Kingdom averaged 24647.14 GBP Million from 1955 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 54442 GBP Million in March of 2017 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 -2754.00 -3455.00 2946.00 -6345.00 GBP Million [+]
Exports 51581.00 50487.00 51581.00 962.00 GBP Million [+]
Imports 54335.00 53942.00 54442.00 1031.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account -23182.00 -22256.00 2657.00 -33681.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -4.40 -4.30 2.60 -4.70 percent [+]
External Debt 6138780.00 6046609.00 6428718.00 565439.00 GBP Million [+]
Terms of Trade 101.60 101.60 107.60 80.10 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 11099.00 16416.00 42878.00 -15043.00 GBP Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 7430.00 13118.00 89855.00 -44536.00 GBP Million [+]
Gold Reserves 310.29 310.29 588.27 310.25 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 941.00 931.00 2821.00 1.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 5.08 5.61 5.68 4.19 [+]
Tourism Revenues 2800.00 2750.00 2800.00 126.00 GBP Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 3940.00 4020.00 4020.00 540.00 Thousand [+]
Weapons Sales 1393.00 1139.00 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 2016, imports of goods accounted for 75 percent of total imports, mainly electrical machinery (13 percent), mechanical machinery (9 percent), cars (8 percent), other miscellaneous manufactures (6 percent), medicinal and pharmaceutical products (6 percent), road vehicles other than cars (5 percent), clothing (4 percent) and refined oil (4 percent). Main goods import partners were: Germany (15 percent), China (9 percent), the United States (8 percent), the Netherlands (8 percent) and France (6 percent). Services accounted for 25 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 November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
54335.00 53942.00 54442.00 1031.00 1955 - 2017 GBP Million Monthly