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

Imports of goods and services from the UK advanced 0.2 percent month-over-month to GBP 54.27 billion in June of 2018 from GBP 54.18 billion in the previous month. The increase was driven by a 0.3 percent in services and by 0.1 percent in purchases of goods, mostly machinery & transport equipment (5.8 percent), crude materials (4.9 percent), material manufactures (1.4 percent), miscellaneous manufactures (1.4 percent) and beverage & tobacco (1.1 percent). Among trading partners, imports of goods from the EU dropped 1.0 percent, mainly from Belgium (-14.1 percent), Italy (-2.9 percent), Ireland (-0.7 percent) and Spain (-0.4 percent). By contrast, higher purchases were recorded from the Netherlands (3.3 percent), Germany (2.7 percent) and France (2.4 percent). On the other hand, purchases from non-EU countries increased 1.6 percent, as imports rose the most from China (1.4 percent) and the US (0.9 percent); while those from India (-17.8 percent) and Norway (-0.1 percent) declined. Imports in the United Kingdom averaged 25186.28 GBP Million from 1955 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 54477 GBP Million in January of 2018 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 -1861.00 -3141.00 2946.00 -5749.00 GBP Million [+]
Exports 52406.00 51036.00 52952.00 962.00 GBP Million [+]
Imports 54267.00 54177.00 54477.00 1031.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account -17720.00 -19537.00 2654.00 -32163.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -4.10 -5.80 2.60 -5.80 percent [+]
External Debt 6412914.00 6385526.00 6428718.00 565439.00 GBP Million [+]
Terms of Trade 101.80 101.60 107.60 80.10 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 3074.00 24382.00 42878.00 -15043.00 GBP Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment -3896.00 8667.00 82539.00 -44536.00 GBP Million [+]
Gold Reserves 310.30 310.30 588.27 310.25 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 1023.00 955.00 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 August of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
54267.00 54177.00 54477.00 1031.00 1955 - 2018 GBP Million Monthly




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