Imports of goods and services in UK went down 1.6 percent month-over-month to GBP 55.85 billion in December 2018. Goods purchases decreased 2.3 percent dragged down by fuels (-16.3 percent); food & live animals (-5.5 percent); chemicals (-2.4 percent) and miscellaneous manufactures (-1.8 percent). Meanwhile, the growth was reported for machinery & transport equipment (0.8 percent), namely cars; and material manufactures (3.4 percent). In contrast, services imports rose 0.5 percent. Among major trading partners, imports of goods from non-EU countries shrank 6.5 percent while those from the EU went up 1.3 percent. Imports in the United Kingdom averaged 25536.46 GBP Million from 1955 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 56917 GBP Million in August of 2018 and a record low of 1031 GBP Million in June of 1955.

Imports in the United Kingdom is expected to be 57100.00 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 59100.00 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 -3229.00 -3615.00 2946.00 -5749.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account -26522.00 -19954.00 2654.00 -32163.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -4.10 -5.80 2.60 -5.80 percent [+]
Imports 55852.00 56771.00 56917.00 1031.00 GBP Million [+]
Exports 52623.00 53156.00 53200.00 962.00 GBP Million [+]
External Debt 6301189.00 6382913.00 6428718.00 565439.00 GBP Million [+]
Capital Flows 33427.00 9872.00 42878.00 -15043.00 GBP Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 8525.00 30454.00 82539.00 -44536.00 GBP Million [+]
Gold Reserves 310.30 310.30 588.27 310.25 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 842.00 915.00 2821.00 1.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 5.61 5.10 5.68 4.19 [+]
Tourism Revenues 1973.00 2757.00 3014.00 126.00 GBP Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 3055.00 3849.00 4043.00 540.00 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 February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
55852.00 56771.00 56917.00 1031.00 1955 - 2018 GBP Million Monthly




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