Imports to the UK advanced 2.2 percent from the previous month to GBP 50.46 billion in August of 2020, slowing from a 7 percent rise in the prior month, as the economy gradually recovers from the pandemic shock. Goods purchases went up 3.7 percent while services imports decreased 1 percent. Within goods, imports rose mostly for fuels (12.3 percent); crude materials (7.9 percent); material manufactures (1.3 percent) and miscellaneous manufactures (0.9 percent). Imports of goods increased 7.8 percent from countries outside the EU while goods purchases from the EU stalled. source: Office for National Statistics

Imports in the United Kingdom averaged 27030.34 GBP Million from 1955 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 64610 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 October of 2020.

Imports in the United Kingdom is expected to be 45800.00 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 49100.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Imports is projected to trend around 51500.00 GBP Million in 2021 and 55500.00 GBP Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
50464.00 49360.00 64610.00 1031.00 1955 - 2020 GBP Million Monthly


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UK Imports Rise 2.2% MoM in August
Imports to the UK advanced 2.2 percent from the previous month to GBP 50.46 billion in August of 2020, slowing from a 7 percent rise in the prior month, as the economy gradually recovers from the pandemic shock. Goods purchases went up 3.7 percent while services imports decreased 1 percent. Within goods, imports rose mostly for fuels (12.3 percent); crude materials (7.9 percent); material manufactures (1.3 percent) and miscellaneous manufactures (0.9 percent). Imports of goods increased 7.8 percent from countries outside the EU while goods purchases from the EU stalled.
2020-10-09
UK Imports Advance for 2nd Month
Imports to the UK jumped 21.9 percent from the previous month to GBP 45.95 billion in June of 2020, the first rise after seven consecutive months of decline, as domestic demand improved after some easing in lockdown restrictions. Services purchases climbed 30 percent and goods imports went up 18.8 percent. Goods imports rose mostly for machinery & transport equipment (32 percent); fuels (29.5 percent); miscellaneous manufactures (21.3 percent) and material manufactures (23.3 percent). Imports of goods increased 5.8 percent from both the EU and countries outside the EU.
2020-09-11
UK Imports Surge 21.9% MoM in June
Imports to the UK jumped 21.9 percent from the previous month to GBP 45.95 billion in June of 2020, the first rise after seven consecutive months of decline, as domestic demand improved after some easing in lockdown restrictions. Services purchases climbed 30 percent and goods imports went up 18.8 percent. Goods imports rose mostly for machinery & transport equipment (32 percent); fuels (29.5 percent); miscellaneous manufactures (21.3 percent) and material manufactures (23.3 percent). Imports of goods increased 19.8 percent from the EU and went up 17.7 percent from countries outside the EU.
2020-08-12
UK Imports Fall for 7th Month to Near 11-Year Low
Imports to the UK fell 1.7 percent from the previous month to GBP 36.24 billion in May 2020, the seventh consecutive month of decline and the lowest import level since August 2009, as domestic demand remained subdued amid the coronavirus crisis. Goods purchases were down 1.7 percent and services imports dropped 1.5 percent.
2020-07-14

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 23824.59 21865.19 GBP Million Aug/20
Oil 1774.00 1571.00 GBP Million Aug/20
Pharmaceutical Products 1603.90 1564.42 GBP Million Aug/20
Intra EU - Pharmaceutical Products 1226.88 1323.69 GBP Million Aug/20
Plastics & Plastic Products 1183.67 1252.42 GBP Million Aug/20
Crude Oil 925.00 844.00 GBP Million Aug/20
Organic Chemicals 717.72 690.32 GBP Million Aug/20
Intra EU - Plastics & Plastic Products 686.11 666.78 GBP Million Aug/20
Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar 525.47 609.20 GBP Million Aug/20
Intra EU - Organic Chemicals 519.47 345.67 GBP Million Aug/20
Extra EU - Plastics & Plastic Products 497.56 514.61 GBP Million Aug/20
Articles of Iron & Steel 488.40 586.36 GBP Million Aug/20
Wood & Related Articles 460.45 481.78 GBP Million Aug/20
Rubber & Related Articles 441.23 451.73 GBP Million Aug/20
Paper & Paperboard & Related Articles 416.99 456.67 GBP Million Aug/20
Essential Oils & Resinoids Prepared 400.58 384.78 GBP Million Aug/20
Miscellaneous Chemical Products 380.94 432.56 GBP Million Aug/20
Extra EU - Pharmaceutical Products 377.02 398.08 GBP Million Aug/20
Intra EU - Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar 369.04 449.21 GBP Million Aug/20
Edible Fruit & Nuts 313.73 422.70 GBP Million Aug/20

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