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%). source: Office for National Statistics

Imports in the United Kingdom averaged 27511.97 GBP Million from 1955 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 64572 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 September of 2021.

Imports in the United Kingdom is expected to be 52100.00 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

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
51832.00 51257.00 64572.00 1031.00 1955 - 2021 GBP Million Monthly


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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
UK Imports Rise to 6-Month High
Imports to the UK advanced 3.2 percent from the previous month to a six-month high of GBP 51.26 billion in June of 2021, following a revised 0.6 percent rise in the prior month. Purchases of goods went up 3.6 percent and services imports increased 2 percent. Within goods, imports rose mostly for fuels (9.1 percent), machinery & transport equipment (3.8 percent) and material manufactures (3.3 percent). At the same time, purchases of unspecified goods including precious metals such as non-monetary gold, silver, platinum and palladium climbed 301.4 percent. Goods imports were up from both EU countries (2.8 percent) and non-EU countries (4.3 percent).
2021-08-12
UK Imports Fall in May
Imports to the UK dropped 0.6 percent from the previous month to GBP 50.76 billion in May of 2021, following an upwardly revised 3.2 percent rise in the prior month. Purchases of goods decreased 1.4 percent while services imports increased 1.7 percent. Goods imports were up from EU countries (0.8 percent) but fell from non-EU countries (-3.4 percent).
2021-07-09
UK Imports Rise 0.4% MoM in April
Imports to the UK advanced 0.4 percent from the previous month to a four-month high of GBP 50.30 billion in April of 2021, following an 8 percent rise in the prior month. Purchases of goods went up 0.1 percent and services imports increased 1.1 percent. Within goods, imports rose mostly for material manufactures (10.7 percent), of which non-ferrous metals, such as palladium that is used in catalytic converters of cars; machinery transport & equipment (3 percent), namely cars and fuels (12.9 percent). By contrast, declines were recorded in purchases of food & live animals (-3.5 percent), chemicals (-0.1 percent) and unspecified goods including precious metals such as non-monetary gold, silver, platinum and palladium (-90.7 percent). Goods imports were up from EU countries (3 percent), but fell from non-EU countries (-2.3 percent).
2021-06-11

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 23156.58 25310.82 GBP Million Jul/21
Oil 2893.00 2316.00 GBP Million Jul/21
Crude Oil 1883.00 1468.00 GBP Million Jul/21
Pharmaceutical Products 1678.89 1505.10 GBP Million Jul/21
Plastics & Plastic Products 1374.23 1395.79 GBP Million Jul/21
Intra EU - Pharmaceutical Products 1165.23 1045.66 GBP Million Jul/21
Organic Chemicals 877.61 800.09 GBP Million Jul/21
Intra EU - Plastics & Plastic Products 856.89 905.05 GBP Million Jul/21
Miscellaneous Chemical Products 836.18 749.79 GBP Million Jul/21
Articles of Iron & Steel 699.72 620.28 GBP Million Jul/21
Wood & Related Articles 696.74 652.07 GBP Million Jul/21
Intra EU - Organic Chemicals 632.81 569.37 GBP Million Jul/21
Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar 615.03 563.30 GBP Million Jul/21
Extra EU - Plastics & Plastic Products 517.34 490.75 GBP Million Jul/21
Extra EU - Pharmaceutical Products 513.66 459.45 GBP Million Jul/21
Intra EU - Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar 469.59 426.44 GBP Million Jul/21
Paper & Paperboard & Related Articles 442.00 428.52 GBP Million Jul/21
Intra EU - Wood & Related Articles 427.03 401.96 GBP Million Jul/21
Rubber & Related Articles 417.17 396.74 GBP Million Jul/21
Essential Oils & Resinoids Prepared 397.50 389.12 GBP Million Jul/21

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