United Kingdom Imports  1955-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Imports of goods and services to the UK rose 0.7 percent to GBP 55.27 billion in April 2018 from GBP 54.86 billion in the previous month. The increase was driven by a 0.8 percent rise in purchases of goods, led by unspecified goods; while imports of fuels, basic materials, food, beverages & tobacco, and manufactured goods fell. Also, there was a 0.5 percent increase in imports of services. Among trading partners, imports of goods from the EU grew 0.4 percent, mainly from Germany (1.8 percent) and the Netherlands (3.4 percent). In addition, purchases from non-EU countries went up 1.3 percent, as imports increased the most from Canada (111.3 percent), the US (18.4 percent) and China (1 percent); while those from Norway dropped 37.2 percent. Imports in the United Kingdom averaged 25125.83 GBP Million from 1955 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 55585 GBP Million in November 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 -5280.00 -3220.00 2946.00 -6225.00 GBP Million [+]
Exports 49991.00 51643.00 53880.00 962.00 GBP Million [+]
Imports 55271.00 54863.00 55585.00 1031.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account -18443.00 -19173.00 2654.00 -33681.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -4.10 -5.80 2.60 -5.80 percent [+]
External Debt 6385526.00 6218711.00 6428718.00 565439.00 GBP Million [+]
Terms of Trade 101.80 101.60 107.60 80.10 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 24382.00 10929.00 42878.00 -15043.00 GBP Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 8667.00 8172.00 82539.00 -44536.00 GBP Million [+]
Gold Reserves 310.30 310.30 588.27 310.25 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 955.00 1027.00 2821.00 1.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 5.10 5.08 5.68 4.19 [+]
Tourism Revenues 1560.00 1790.00 2938.00 126.00 GBP Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2590.00 3050.00 4020.00 540.00 Thousand [+]
Weapons Sales 1214.00 1365.00 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 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. 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 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
55271.00 54863.00 55585.00 1031.00 1955 - 2018 GBP Million Monthly




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