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

Imports of goods and services to the United Kingdom declined by 0.2 percent to GBP 52.50 billion in July 2017 from GBP 52.63 billion in the previous month, dragged by lower purchases of basic metals (-4.9 percent) and semi-manufactures (-4.4 percent). Among trading partners, imports of goods from non-EU countries fell by 0.9 percent, as purchases fell from Switzerland (-21 percent), Canada (-20.7 percent), Hong Kong (-8.1 percent) and the US (-5.6 percent). Meanwhile, imports of goods from the EU increased by 0.5 percent, mainly from Ireland (11.7 percent) and Italy (5.1 percent). Imports in the United Kingdom averaged 24476.16 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 -2872.00 -2914.00 2946.00 -6058.00 GBP Million [+]
Exports 49631.00 49715.00 50012.00 962.00 GBP Million [+]
Imports 52503.00 52629.00 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 99.90 100.00 107.60 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 945.00 944.00 2821.00 1.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 5.08 5.61 5.68 4.19 [+]
Tourism Revenues 2750.00 2160.00 2750.00 126.00 GBP Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 4020.00 3510.00 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 September of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
52503.00 52629.00 53735.00 1031.00 1955 - 2017 GBP Million Monthly