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

Imports of goods and services to the United Kingdom rose by 2.7 percent to £52.7 billion in May 2017 from £51.4 billion in the previous month, boosted by higher purchases of goods, namely mechanical machinery, material manufactures (non-ferrous metals and silver) and oil; while imports of services fell. Among trading partners, imports of goods from non-EU countries jumped by 5.3 percent, due to higher purchases from Norway (21.6 percent), Switzerland (29.3 percent), Japan (8.6 percent), Hong Kong (15.7 percent) and Canada (61.2 percent). Also, imports of goods from the EU increased by 2.8 percent, mainly from Germany (5 percent), the Netherlands (6.4 percent) and Spain (8.1 percent). Imports in the United Kingdom averaged 24351.99 GBP Million from 1955 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 53735 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 -3073.00 -2116.00 2946.00 -6058.00 GBP Million [+]
Exports 49657.00 49235.00 50012.00 962.00 GBP Million [+]
Imports 52730.00 51351.00 53735.00 1031.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account -16895.00 -12088.00 2657.00 -26298.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -4.40 -4.30 2.60 -4.70 percent [+]
External Debt 6046609.00 6085392.00 6428718.00 565439.00 GBP Million [+]
Terms of Trade 99.90 99.90 107.60 80.10 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 11270.00 51392.00 51392.00 -10498.00 GBP Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 5114.00 110946.00 110946.00 -44536.00 GBP Million [+]
Gold Reserves 310.29 310.29 588.27 310.25 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 944.00 970.40 2821.00 1.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 5.08 5.61 5.68 4.19 [+]
Tourism Revenues 2050.00 2020.00 2669.00 126.00 GBP Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 3520.00 3720.00 3800.00 540.00 Thousand [+]
Weapons Sales 1393.00 1139.00 6069.00 744.00 USD Million [+]

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United Kingdom Imports Notes

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 July of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
52730.00 51351.00 53735.00 1031.00 1955 - 2017 GBP Million Monthly