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

Imports of goods and services to the UK rose by 3 percent to an all-time high of GBP 57.02 billion in December 2017 from GBP 55.35 billion in the previous month, boosted by a 3.8 percent increase in purchases of goods, mainly fuels (6.6 percent), and a 0.7 percent gain in imports of services. Among trading partners, imports of goods from the EU jumped 6.5 percent, mainly from Germany (6.1 percent), the Netherlands (5 percent), Belgium & Luxembourg (16.9 percent) and France (0.9 percent). In addition, purchases from non-EU countries advanced 0.8 percent, as imports increased the most from Norway (12.4 percent) and the US (7.9 percent). Imports in the United Kingdom averaged 24870.38 GBP Million from 1955 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 57015 GBP Million in December 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 -4896.00 -3652.00 2946.00 -6225.00 GBP Million [+]
Exports 52119.00 51695.00 52807.00 962.00 GBP Million [+]
Imports 57015.00 55347.00 57015.00 1031.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account -22784.00 -25821.00 2657.00 -33681.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -4.40 -4.30 2.60 -4.70 percent [+]
External Debt 6218711.00 6138780.00 6428718.00 565439.00 GBP Million [+]
Terms of Trade 101.70 101.40 107.60 80.10 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 16333.00 25932.00 42878.00 -15043.00 GBP Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 9488.00 4151.00 82539.00 -44536.00 GBP Million [+]
Gold Reserves 310.29 310.29 588.27 310.25 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 884.00 832.00 2821.00 1.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 5.10 5.08 5.68 4.19 [+]
Tourism Revenues 1910.00 2270.00 2800.00 126.00 GBP Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 3140.00 3090.00 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 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 February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
57015.00 55347.00 57015.00 1031.00 1955 - 2017 GBP Million Monthly




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