Imports of goods and services to the UK advanced 0.6 percent from a month earlier to GBP 57.04 billion in August 2019, following a 3.5 percent surge in July, mainly boosted by a 2 percent climb in services imports. Meanwhile, goods purchases edged up 0.1 percent, as an increase in imports of food (3.5 percent) and machinery & transport equipment (4.1 percent) offset a decline in fuels (-10.2 percent), chemicals (-4 percent), material manufactures (-1.2 percent) and miscellaneous manufactures (-0.5 percent). Among major trading partners, imports of goods from the EU advanced 1 percent, boosted by increases in purchases from Germany (2.2 percent), France (8.6 percent), Belgium (5.5 percent), Italy (0.1 percent), Spain (2.8 percent) and Ireland (4.5 percent). Meanwhile, purchases from non-EU countries slumped 1 percent, due to purchases from China (-4.1 percent), Norway (-3.9 percent), Japan (-6.6 percent), Turkey (-15.8 percent) and India (-23.7 percent). Imports in the United Kingdom averaged 26355.16 GBP Million from 1955 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 63735 GBP Million in March of 2019 and a record low of 1031 GBP Million in June of 1955.

Imports in the United Kingdom is expected to be 59100.00 GBP Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in the United Kingdom to stand at 59620.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Imports is projected to trend around 60500.00 GBP Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -1546.00 -1681.00 2946.00 -7646.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account -25200.00 -33082.00 2668.00 -33082.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.90 -3.30 2.60 -5.20 percent [+]
Imports 57040.00 56685.00 63735.00 1031.00 GBP Million [+]
Exports 55494.00 55004.00 56206.00 962.00 GBP Million [+]
External Debt 6692718.00 6557869.00 6692718.00 565439.00 GBP Million [+]
Capital Flows 20873.00 15128.00 40826.00 -12724.00 GBP Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 25425.00 -15136.00 92093.00 -44536.00 GBP Million [+]
Gold Reserves 310.29 310.30 588.27 310.25 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 993.00 1050.00 2821.00 1.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 5.61 5.10 5.68 4.19 [+]
Tourism Revenues 2340.00 2060.00 3014.00 126.00 GBP Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 3530.00 3280.00 4043.00 540.00 Thousand [+]
Goods Trade Balance -9806.00 -9625.00 775.00 -16265.00 GBP Million [+]
Weapons Sales 741.00 1235.00 5966.00 741.00 USD Million [+]

United Kingdom Imports by Country Last Previous
European Union 21111.00 20534.00 GBP Million Jul/19
United Kingdom Imports by Category Last Previous
Non-eu 26380.43 19657.54 GBP Million Jul/19
Pearls, Precious Stones & Metals & Coi 8587.75 3967.64 GBP Million Jul/19
Extra EU - Pearls, Precious Stones & M 7998.63 3297.19 GBP Million Jul/19
Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Mach. & Rel 5890.96 5134.53 GBP Million Jul/19
Vehicles Not Railway, Tram, Parts & Ac 4720.54 4326.47 GBP Million Jul/19
Intra EU - Vehicles Not Railway & Tram 3881.56 3634.05 GBP Million Jul/19
Electrical Machinery & Equipment & Rel 3828.18 3681.96 GBP Million Jul/19
Oil 3662.00 3150.00 GBP Million Jul/19
Mineral Fuels & Oils & Distillation Pr 3634.06 3204.79 GBP Million Jul/19
Extra EU - Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, 3185.53 2723.09 GBP Million Jul/19
Extra EU - Mineral Fuels & Oils & Dist 2921.61 2580.09 GBP Million Jul/19
Intra EU - Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, 2705.43 2411.44 GBP Million Jul/19
Extra EU - Electrical Mach. & Equipmen 2193.06 2088.26 GBP Million Jul/19
Crude Oil 1782.00 1392.00 GBP Million Jul/19
Pharmaceutical Products 1736.27 1452.63 GBP Million Jul/19
Intra EU - Electrical Machinery & Eqp. 1635.13 1593.70 GBP Million Jul/19
Intra EU - Pharmaceutical Products 1381.15 1182.68 GBP Million Jul/19
Optical, Photo & Cinema Graphics & Rel 1238.49 1180.82 GBP Million Jul/19
Plastics & Plastic Products 1217.40 1151.70 GBP Million Jul/19
Apparel, Clothing - Knitted Or Crochet 914.89 705.21 GBP Million Jul/19

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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 October of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
57040.00 56685.00 63735.00 1031.00 1955 - 2019 GBP Million Monthly




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