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

Imports of goods and services to the United Kingdom fell by 3.5 percent from the previous month to £51.9 billion in April 2017, mainly due to a decrease in imports of goods, with import levels of total trade moving back to the levels seen in February 2017. At the commodity level, the main contribution to the fall in imports was from mechanical machinery and oil from non-EU countries and cars from EU countries. Among trading partners, imports of goods from the EU decreased by 1.7 percent, mainly from Spain (-22.7 percent) and Germany (-3.4 percent). Imports of goods from non-EU countries also fell by 7.7 percent, dragged by lower purchases from Norway (-31.1 percent) and the US (-7.4 percent). Imports in the United Kingdom averaged 24290.31 GBP Million from 1955 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 53740 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 -2050.00 -3896.00 2946.00 -6058.00 GBP Million [+]
Exports 49816.00 49844.00 49844.00 962.00 GBP Million [+]
Imports 51866.00 53740.00 53740.00 1031.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account -12088.00 -25701.00 2657.00 -26298.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -4.40 -4.30 2.60 -4.70 percent [+]
External Debt 6085392.00 6176450.00 6428718.00 565439.00 GBP Million [+]
Terms of Trade 99.90 100.70 107.60 80.10 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 51392.00 26731.00 51392.00 -10498.00 GBP Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 110946.00 45227.00 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 2020.00 1510.00 2669.00 126.00 GBP Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 3720.00 2920.00 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 June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
51866.00 53740.00 53740.00 1031.00 1955 - 2017 GBP Million Monthly