Imports to the UK grew 2.9 percent from the previous month to a nine-month high GBP 53.3 billion in September of 2021, following an upwardly revised 2.3 percent fall in the prior month. Purchases of goods advanced 3.8 percent while services imports decreased 0.2 percent. Within goods, imports increased mostly for fuels (29.4 percent), material manufactures (9.7 percent) and chemicals (5.2 percent). Goods imports were up from both non-EU countries (6.9 percent) and EU countries (0.5 percent). source: Office for National Statistics

Imports in the United Kingdom averaged 27735.96 GBP Million from 1955 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 65215 GBP Million in March of 2019 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 December of 2021.

Imports in the United Kingdom is expected to be 54800.00 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 55500.00 GBP Million in 2022 and 57100.00 GBP Million in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Imports


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Balance of Trade -2777.00 -1880.00 GBP Million Sep/21
Current Account -8605.00 -8880.00 GBP Million Jun/21
Current Account to GDP -3.50 -3.10 percent of GDP Dec/20
Imports 53257.00 51773.00 GBP Million Sep/21
Exports 50480.00 49893.00 GBP Million Sep/21
External Debt 7092969.00 7147294.00 GBP Million Jun/21
Foreign Direct Investment 19112.00 3158.00 GBP Million Jun/21
Capital Flows 11258.00 15501.00 GBP Million Jun/21
Goods Trade Balance -14736.00 -13714.00 GBP Million Sep/21
Tourist Arrivals 277.00 195.00 Thousand Jun/21
Tourism Revenues 386.00 248.00 GBP Million Jun/21
Terms of Trade 101.80 101.50 points Apr/18

News Stream
UK Imports Rebound to 9-Month High
Imports to the UK grew 2.9 percent from the previous month to a nine-month high GBP 53.3 billion in September of 2021, following an upwardly revised 2.3 percent fall in the prior month. Purchases of goods advanced 3.8 percent while services imports decreased 0.2 percent. Within goods, imports increased mostly for fuels (29.4 percent), material manufactures (9.7 percent) and chemicals (5.2 percent). Goods imports were up from both non-EU countries (6.9 percent) and EU countries (0.5 percent).
2021-11-11
UK Imports Fall 0.5% MoM in August
Imports to the UK decreased 0.5% from the previous month to GBP 53.5 billion in August of 2021, following an upwardly revised 3.1% rise in the prior month. It was the first decline in total imports after six consecutive months of increases, as purchases of goods went down 1% while services imports increased 1.2%. Within goods, imports fell mostly for fuels (-10.3%), mainly due to a reduction in purchases of crude oil from Norway and the USA; chemicals (-9.5%); material manufactures (-7.7%) and food & live animals (-6.4%). Goods imports were down from both non-EU countries (1.8%) and EU countries (-0.1%).
2021-10-13
UK Imports Rise to 7-Month High
Imports to the UK advanced 1.1% from the previous month to a seven-month high of GBP 51.83 billion in July of 2021, following a 3.2% rise in the prior month. Both purchases of goods and services imports increased 1.1%. Within goods, imports rose mostly for fuels (23%), chemicals (9.5) and unspecified goods including precious metals such as non-monetary gold, silver, platinum and palladium (84.5%). Goods imports were up from non-EU countries (2.7%) but fell from EU countries (-0.5%).
2021-09-10

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.

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 24892.98 22604.66 GBP Million Sep/21
Oil 3305.00 2280.00 GBP Million Sep/21
Crude Oil 2291.00 1309.00 GBP Million Sep/21
Pharmaceutical Products 1946.68 1664.31 GBP Million Sep/21
Plastics & Plastic Products 1428.22 1317.60 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Pharmaceutical Products 1297.58 1202.25 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Plastics & Plastic Products 910.54 822.14 GBP Million Sep/21
Wood & Related Articles 762.27 712.43 GBP Million Sep/21
Articles of Iron & Steel 737.03 610.78 GBP Million Sep/21
Organic Chemicals 718.65 601.59 GBP Million Sep/21
Miscellaneous Chemical Products 717.12 739.08 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Pharmaceutical Products 649.10 462.06 GBP Million Sep/21
Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar 638.02 587.81 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Plastics & Plastic Products 517.68 495.47 GBP Million Sep/21
Paper & Paperboard & Related Articles 512.80 442.94 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Organic Chemicals 497.92 370.32 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar 483.58 449.95 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Wood & Related Articles 479.32 443.99 GBP Million Sep/21
Essential Oils & Resinoids Prepared 462.85 405.69 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Articles of Iron & Steel 402.31 353.25 GBP Million Sep/21
Rubber & Related Articles 402.05 371.31 GBP Million Sep/21
Edible Fruit & Nuts 372.83 325.44 GBP Million Sep/21
Aircraft, Spacecraft & Related Parts 367.64 278.94 GBP Million Sep/21
Aluminium & Related Articles 359.40 309.95 GBP Million Sep/21
Meat & Edible Meat Offal 349.61 309.71 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Articles of Iron & Steel 334.73 257.53 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Meat & Edible Meat Offal 318.82 275.65 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Iron & Steel 313.68 264.27 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Wood & Related Articles 282.96 268.44 GBP Million Sep/21
Dairy, Natural Honey & Edible Prds. Nie 251.29 235.61 GBP Million Sep/21
Miscellaneous Edible Prepared 237.39 221.20 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Edible Fruit & Nuts 227.97 200.04 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Organic Chemicals 220.73 231.26 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Rubber & Related Articles 217.96 213.33 GBP Million Sep/21
Miscellaneous Articles of Base Metal 207.69 178.13 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Aluminium & Related Articles 202.71 181.22 GBP Million Sep/21
Cocoa & Cocoa Prepared 199.92 177.13 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Rubber & Related Articles 184.08 157.98 GBP Million Sep/21
Inorganic Chemicals 178.70 131.97 GBP Million Sep/21
Glass & Glassware 177.77 165.98 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Cocoa & Cocoa Prepared 174.82 160.64 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Miscellaneous Edible Prepar 174.71 170.98 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Aluminium & Related Articles 156.69 128.74 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar 154.44 137.86 GBP Million Sep/21
Ceramic Products 150.00 142.19 GBP Million Sep/21
Clocks, Watches & Related Parts 149.96 111.71 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Edible Fruit & Nuts 144.85 125.40 GBP Million Sep/21
Copper & Related Articles 139.31 149.80 GBP Million Sep/21
Ores, Slag & Ash 120.21 202.25 GBP Million Sep/21
Live Trees & Plants 111.95 79.98 GBP Million Sep/21
Coffee, Tea, Mate & Spices 111.52 87.21 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Inorganic Chemicals 109.31 70.64 GBP Million Sep/21
Sugars & Sugar Confectionery 102.23 97.64 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Copper & Related Articles 100.89 109.65 GBP Million Sep/21
Salt, Sulphur, Earths & Stone 100.66 90.18 GBP Million Sep/21
Cereals 95.95 98.76 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Live Trees & Plants 94.81 63.19 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Ores, Slag & Ash 93.41 161.62 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Glass & Glassware 89.08 85.63 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Glass & Glassware 88.70 80.36 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Coffee, Tea, Mate & Spices 81.77 62.83 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Ceramic Products 76.80 64.87 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Ceramic Products 73.20 77.32 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Inorganic Chemicals 69.39 61.33 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Sugars & Sugar Confectionery 68.79 63.49 GBP Million Sep/21
Nickel & Related Articles 65.30 67.17 GBP Million Sep/21
Fertilizers 63.44 68.61 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Miscellaneous Edible Prepar 62.68 50.22 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Salt, Sulphur, Earths & Sto 59.42 49.59 GBP Million Sep/21
Man-made Filaments 56.08 47.54 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Tools & Cutlery of Base Met 52.46 49.60 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Cereals 48.49 36.67 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Cereals 47.46 62.09 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Nickel & Related Articles 45.74 49.16 GBP Million Sep/21
Lead & Related Articles 41.87 33.18 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Salt, Sulphur, Earths & Sto 41.24 40.59 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Fertilizers 41.21 57.17 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Lead & Related Articles 38.89 31.03 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Copper & Related Articles 38.42 40.15 GBP Million Sep/21
Man-made Staple Fibres 37.88 33.72 GBP Million Sep/21
Headgear & Related Articles 37.84 49.39 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Man-made Filaments 35.38 31.12 GBP Million Sep/21
Milling Industry Products 35.16 30.70 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Sugars & Sugar Confectionery 33.44 34.15 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Meat & Edible Meat Offal 30.79 34.06 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Milling Industry Products 30.32 26.89 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Coffee, Tea, Mate & Spices 29.76 24.39 GBP Million Sep/21
Zinc & Related Articles 28.68 15.76 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Ores, Slag & Ash 26.80 40.63 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Headgear & Related Articles 26.29 18.55 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Cocoa & Cocoa Prepared 25.09 16.49 GBP Million Sep/21
Wool, Fine & Coarse Animal Hair 22.92 17.60 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Fertilizers 22.24 11.43 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Man-made Filaments 20.71 16.42 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Man-made Staple Fibres 19.96 21.14 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Nickel & Related Articles 19.56 18.01 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Zinc & Related Articles 19.50 12.59 GBP Million Sep/21
Live Animals 19.09 35.14 GBP Million Sep/21
Products of Animal Origin Nie 18.28 16.99 GBP Million Sep/21
Cotton 18.27 16.00 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Man-made Staple Fibres 17.91 12.58 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Live Animals 17.87 31.27 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Live Trees & Plants 17.14 16.79 GBP Million Sep/21
Tin & Related Articles 16.73 11.79 GBP Million Sep/21
Ships, Boats & Floating Structures 16.46 25.13 GBP Million Sep/21
Knitted Or Crocheted Fabrics 15.39 14.98 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Tin & Related Articles 14.25 9.71 GBP Million Sep/21
Wickerwork & Basketwork 11.60 10.13 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Headgear & Related Articles 11.55 30.84 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Wickerwork & Basketwork 11.11 9.52 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Knitted Or Crocheted Fabrics 9.56 11.02 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Cotton 9.22 5.82 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Zinc & Related Articles 9.19 3.17 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Products of Animal Origin N 9.14 8.17 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Products of Animal Origin N 9.13 8.82 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Cotton 9.06 10.19 GBP Million Sep/21
Umbrellas, Sticks, Whips & Riding-crops 6.85 7.38 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Knitted Or Crocheted Fabrics 5.83 3.96 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Milling Industry Products 4.85 3.81 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Lead & Related Articles 2.99 2.14 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Tin & Related Articles 2.48 2.08 GBP Million Sep/21
Silk 2.27 1.15 GBP Million Sep/21
Cork & Related Articles 2.02 1.71 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Cork & Related Articles 1.70 1.30 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Silk 1.24 0.27 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Live Animals 1.22 3.88 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Silk 1.03 0.88 GBP Million Sep/21
Intra EU - Wickerwork & Basketwork 0.49 0.62 GBP Million Sep/21
Extra EU - Cork & Related Articles 0.32 0.41 GBP Million Sep/21

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