Imports in the United Kingdom fell 1.1% over the last month to GBP 66.9 billion in April of 2022, as goods purchases dropped 1.6% amid lower imports from non-EU countries (-6.8%). Across major commodities, imports shrank for beverages and tobacco (-8.9%), fuels (-15.2%); and material manufactures (-3.5%). Meanwhile, import of services were up by 0.6%. source: Office for National Statistics

Imports in the United Kingdom averaged 28190.94 GBP Million from 1955 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 67639 GBP Million in March of 2022 and a record low of 1031 GBP Million in June of 1955. This page provides - United Kingdom Imports - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom Imports - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2022.

Imports in the United Kingdom is expected to be 62200.00 GBP Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Imports is projected to trend around 66100.00 GBP Million in 2023 and 69100.00 GBP Million in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Imports



Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Balance of Trade -8503.00 -11552.00 GBP Million Apr 2022
Current Account -51700.00 -7300.00 GBP Million Mar 2022
Current Account to GDP -3.50 -3.10 percent of GDP Dec 2020
Exports 58378.00 56087.00 GBP Million Apr 2022
Imports 66881.00 67639.00 GBP Million Apr 2022
External Debt 7317114.00 7344995.00 GBP Million Mar 2022
Foreign Direct Investment -2198.00 -10541.00 GBP Million Mar 2022
Capital Flows 29124.00 12283.00 GBP Million Mar 2022
Goods Trade Balance -20893.00 -23897.00 GBP Million Apr 2022
Tourist Arrivals 1308.00 277.00 Thousand Sep 2021
Tourism Revenues 1152.00 386.00 GBP Million Sep 2021
Terms of Trade 101.80 101.50 points Apr 2018

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
66881.00 67639.00 67639.00 1031.00 1955 - 2022 GBP Million Monthly

News Stream
UK Imports Down 1.8% in February
Imports of goods and services to the United Kingdom decreased by 1.8 percent from a month earlier to GBP 65.235 billion in February of 2022, as goods purchases slumped 2.5 percent amid declines from both the EU countries (-3.3 percent) and non-EU countries (-1.7 percent). Among major commodities, imports fell mostly for chemicals (-6.3 percent); material manufactures (-2.8 percent); machinery & transport equipment (-2.2 percent) and fuels (-1.7 percent). Meanwhile, imports of services went up 0.3 percent.
2022-04-11
UK Imports Rise to 11-Month High
Imports of goods and services to the United Kingdom increased by 3.8 percent from a month earlier to an 11-month high of GBP 56.4 billion in November 2021, with goods purchases rising 4.9 percent, boosted by a 4.5 percent increase in purchases from EU countries and a 5.2 percent growth in those from non-EU countries. Among major commodities, imports rose mostly for chemicals (12.1 percent) amid increased vaccine production as part of the vaccine programme rollout, miscellaneous manufactures (10.6 percent), machinery & transport equipment (5.9 percent), material manufactures (5.9 percent) and food & live animals (4.1 percent). Imports of services went up 0.4 percent.
2022-01-14
UK Imports Down 0.4% in October
Imports of goods and services to the United Kingdom decreased 0.4 percent from a month earlier to GBP 53.03 billion in October 2021, as a 3.6 percent reduction of EU goods purchases offset a 1.2 percent increase in goods imports from non-EU countries. Among major commodities, imports were down for food and live animals (-3.0 percent), crude materials (-11.9 percent), chemicals (-3.9 percent), material manufactures (-4.8 percent), machinery and transport equipment (-5.0 percent), and miscellaneous manufactures (-3.4 percent). On the other hand, purchases were up for fuels (20.2 percent) and beverages and tobacco (3.4 percent).
2021-12-10

United Kingdom Imports by Country Last Previous
European Union 19711.00 19870.00 GBP Million Feb/20
United Kingdom Imports by Category Last Previous
Non-eu 26713.83 32101.84 GBP Million Apr/22
Oil 4751.00 4739.00 GBP Million Apr/22
Pharmaceutical Products 2433.96 1611.24 GBP Million Apr/22
Crude Oil 2321.00 2847.00 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Pharmaceutical Products 1638.65 805.62 GBP Million Apr/22
Plastics & Plastic Products 1520.39 1130.94 GBP Million Apr/22
Organic Chemicals 1170.79 598.49 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Plastics & Plastic Products 1003.10 565.47 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Organic Chemicals 830.31 299.25 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Pharmaceutical Products 795.31 805.62 GBP Million Apr/22
Articles of Iron & Steel 767.91 869.27 GBP Million Apr/22
Wood & Related Articles 694.66 558.38 GBP Million Apr/22
Miscellaneous Chemical Products 629.80 327.05 GBP Million Apr/22
Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar 598.33 339.65 GBP Million Apr/22
Aircraft, Spacecraft & Related Parts 580.67 961.61 GBP Million Apr/22
Paper & Paperboard & Related Articles 533.75 325.75 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Plastics & Plastic Products 517.28 565.47 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Wood & Related Articles 449.03 279.19 GBP Million Apr/22
Edible Fruit & Nuts 443.54 541.65 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar 440.96 169.82 GBP Million Apr/22
Aluminium & Related Articles 437.05 372.74 GBP Million Apr/22
Essential Oils & Resinoids Prepared 425.97 258.30 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Articles of Iron & Steel 407.48 434.64 GBP Million Apr/22
Meat & Edible Meat Offal 392.89 117.45 GBP Million Apr/22
Rubber & Related Articles 391.38 434.03 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Articles of Iron & Steel 360.44 434.64 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Iron & Steel 354.33 220.75 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Organic Chemicals 340.48 299.25 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Meat & Edible Meat Offal 337.65 58.73 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Edible Fruit & Nuts 282.96 270.82 GBP Million Apr/22
Miscellaneous Edible Prepared 274.86 114.55 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Aluminium & Related Articles 266.35 186.37 GBP Million Apr/22
Dairy, Natural Honey & Edible Prds. Nie 248.92 21.86 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Wood & Related Articles 245.63 279.19 GBP Million Apr/22
Inorganic Chemicals 226.77 233.72 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Miscellaneous Edible Prepar 223.41 57.28 GBP Million Apr/22
Ores, Slag & Ash 216.56 250.71 GBP Million Apr/22
Fertilizers 213.96 34.75 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Rubber & Related Articles 205.91 217.02 GBP Million Apr/22
Miscellaneous Articles of Base Metal 190.33 248.78 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Rubber & Related Articles 185.47 217.02 GBP Million Apr/22
Ceramic Products 178.01 161.68 GBP Million Apr/22
Cocoa & Cocoa Prepared 171.46 77.10 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Aluminium & Related Articles 170.70 186.37 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Edible Fruit & Nuts 160.59 270.82 GBP Million Apr/22
Glass & Glassware 159.75 176.99 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar 157.36 169.82 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Ores, Slag & Ash 154.99 125.36 GBP Million Apr/22
Coffee, Tea, Mate & Spices 150.19 196.60 GBP Million Apr/22
Live Trees & Plants 150.14 58.51 GBP Million Apr/22
Copper & Related Articles 149.45 95.97 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Fertilizers 146.42 17.38 GBP Million Apr/22
Cereals 137.95 162.75 GBP Million Apr/22
Clocks, Watches & Related Parts 137.09 242.20 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Cocoa & Cocoa Prepared 136.16 38.55 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Live Trees & Plants 131.90 29.25 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Inorganic Chemicals 118.98 116.86 GBP Million Apr/22
Salt, Sulphur, Earths & Stone 113.28 86.82 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Copper & Related Articles 111.28 47.99 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Coffee, Tea, Mate & Spices 111.18 98.30 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Inorganic Chemicals 107.79 116.86 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Ceramic Products 105.84 80.84 GBP Million Apr/22
Sugars & Sugar Confectionery 101.35 81.58 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Cereals 94.63 81.38 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Glass & Glassware 88.93 88.50 GBP Million Apr/22
Nickel & Related Articles 85.85 125.17 GBP Million Apr/22
Live Animals 77.84 3.89 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Live Animals 73.51 1.95 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Ceramic Products 72.17 80.84 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Glass & Glassware 70.82 88.50 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Salt, Sulphur, Earths & Sto 68.72 43.41 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Fertilizers 67.54 17.38 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Tools & Cutlery of Base Met 67.48 86.77 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Sugars & Sugar Confectionery 65.13 40.79 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Ores, Slag & Ash 61.57 125.36 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Meat & Edible Meat Offal 55.24 58.73 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Nickel & Related Articles 52.10 62.59 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Miscellaneous Edible Prepar 51.44 57.28 GBP Million Apr/22
Man-made Filaments 50.11 65.12 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Salt, Sulphur, Earths & Sto 44.56 43.41 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Cereals 43.32 81.38 GBP Million Apr/22
Ships, Boats & Floating Structures 42.50 25.53 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Coffee, Tea, Mate & Spices 39.01 98.30 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Copper & Related Articles 38.18 47.99 GBP Million Apr/22
Man-made Staple Fibres 36.75 49.07 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Sugars & Sugar Confectionery 36.22 40.79 GBP Million Apr/22
Milling Industry Products 36.07 10.28 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Cocoa & Cocoa Prepared 35.29 38.55 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Nickel & Related Articles 33.75 62.59 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Milling Industry Products 32.03 5.14 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Man-made Filaments 31.91 32.56 GBP Million Apr/22
Headgear & Related Articles 29.24 53.14 GBP Million Apr/22
Zinc & Related Articles 25.20 50.32 GBP Million Apr/22
Wool, Fine & Coarse Animal Hair 24.24 29.06 GBP Million Apr/22
Lead & Related Articles 23.72 89.94 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Man-made Staple Fibres 22.73 24.54 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Zinc & Related Articles 22.05 25.16 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Lead & Related Articles 21.54 44.97 GBP Million Apr/22
Cotton 21.42 23.76 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Headgear & Related Articles 21.31 26.57 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Live Trees & Plants 18.24 29.25 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Man-made Filaments 18.20 32.56 GBP Million Apr/22
Tin & Related Articles 17.06 20.25 GBP Million Apr/22
Products of Animal Origin Nie 15.08 11.98 GBP Million Apr/22
Umbrellas, Sticks, Whips & Riding-crops 14.96 31.84 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Man-made Staple Fibres 14.02 24.54 GBP Million Apr/22
Knitted Or Crocheted Fabrics 13.34 22.19 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Tin & Related Articles 12.70 10.13 GBP Million Apr/22
Wickerwork & Basketwork 11.94 28.55 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Cotton 11.19 11.88 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Products of Animal Origin N 10.51 5.99 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Wickerwork & Basketwork 10.31 14.27 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Cotton 10.22 11.88 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Headgear & Related Articles 7.93 26.57 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Knitted Or Crocheted Fabrics 7.06 11.10 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Knitted Or Crocheted Fabrics 6.28 11.10 GBP Million Apr/22
Cork & Related Articles 4.79 1.32 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Products of Animal Origin N 4.57 5.99 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Cork & Related Articles 4.46 0.66 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Tin & Related Articles 4.36 10.13 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Live Animals 4.33 1.95 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Milling Industry Products 4.04 5.14 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Zinc & Related Articles 3.15 25.16 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Lead & Related Articles 2.18 44.97 GBP Million Apr/22
Silk 1.68 2.29 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Wickerwork & Basketwork 1.64 14.27 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Silk 0.85 1.15 GBP Million Apr/22
Intra EU - Silk 0.83 1.15 GBP Million Apr/22
Extra EU - Cork & Related Articles 0.32 0.66 GBP Million Apr/22

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