Imports to the UK rose 2.3% from a month earlier to GBP 74.7 billion in November of 2022, on higher acquisitions of machinery and transport equipment from both EU countries (4.7%) and non-EU countries (2.2%). Meanwhile, fuel imports from non-EU countries were down for the third straight month, because of the falling price of gas. source: Office for National Statistics

Imports in the United Kingdom averaged 29172.93 GBP Million from 1955 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 79269.00 GBP Million in August of 2022 and a record low of 1031.00 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 January of 2023.

Imports in the United Kingdom is expected to be 72309.65 GBP Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations.

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United Kingdom Imports



Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Balance of Trade -1802.00 1498.00 GBP Million Nov 2022
Current Account -19402.00 -33768.00 GBP Million Sep 2022
Current Account to GDP -2.00 -3.20 percent of GDP Dec 2021
Exports 72881.00 74501.00 GBP Million Nov 2022
Imports 74683.00 73003.00 GBP Million Nov 2022
External Debt 7620272.00 7181067.00 GBP Million Sep 2022
Foreign Direct Investment 44637.00 21717.00 GBP Million Sep 2022
Capital Flows -3329.00 21306.00 GBP Million Sep 2022
Goods Trade Balance -15623.00 -12258.00 GBP Million Nov 2022
Tourist Arrivals 3510.00 3390.00 Thousand Sep 2022
Tourism Revenues 3040.00 3120.00 GBP Million Aug 2022
Terms of Trade 101.80 101.50 points Apr 2018

United Kingdom Imports
UK's trade is measured through both imports and exports of goods and services. Imports of goods account for more than 70 percent of total imports, with main imports including gas, cars, crude oil, medicinal & pharmaceutical products, refined oil, clothing, mechanical power generators (intermediate), and miscellaneous electrical goods (intermediate). Main goods import partners are China, Germany, the United States, the Netherlands and Norway. Services account for about 30 percent of total imports, with travel, transport, financial and intelectual property services accounting for the largest share of imports.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
74683.00 73003.00 79269.00 1031.00 1955 - 2022 GBP Million Monthly

News Stream
UK Imports Slump from Record High
Imports of goods and services to the United Kingdom dropped 3.8% to GBP 72.3 billion in September 2022, down from August's all-time high of GBP 75.1 billion. Goods purchases were down by 5.0%, with imports from the EU falling 7.3% due to lower purchases of chemicals and fuel. The decrease in chemical imports from the EU was because of reduced organic chemical imports from Ireland, as well as a fall in medicinal and pharmaceutical products from Germany and the Netherlands. Meanwhile, imports from non-EU countries dropped 3.0%, primarily driven by a decline in fuel imports, linked to falling gas imports from Norway and falling oil prices during September. This decrease was partially offset by a slight rise in imports of machinery and transport equipment, driven by ships and aircraft from China and South Korea. Imports of services were little-changed at GBP 19.1 billion.
2022-11-11
UK Imports Hit Record High
Imports of goods and services to the UK advanced by 4.3% from a month earlier to an all-time high of GBP 75.3 billion in August of 2022, as goods purchases surged by 5.7% mainly due to soaring gas prices. Non-EU goods imports were at their highest levels since records began in 1997, boosted by a £2.7 billion increase of imports of fuels from non-EU countries, in particular gas purchases from Norway and Qatar, as well as crude oil purchases from the USA. In addition, imports of crude materials and chemicals were up 13.4% and 6.6%, respectively. Conversely, decreases were observed in purchases of material manufactures (-9.1%) and food & live animals (-3.7%).
2022-10-12
UK Imports Drop 1.6% MoM in July
Imports of goods and services to the UK fell by 1.6% from a month earlier to GBP 68.84 billion in July of 2022, as goods purchases declined by 2.3%, mostly from non-EU countries (-4.1%), and to a lesser extent, EU countries (-0.4%). Meanwhile, imports of services rose by 0.7%. Within goods, imports decreased primarily for crude materials (-19.7%), miscellaneous manufactures (-5.3%) and material manufactures (-5.1%).
2022-09-12

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 30426.05 29723.97 GBP Million Nov/22
Oil 5029.00 5334.00 GBP Million Nov/22
Pharmaceutical Products 2833.57 2069.17 GBP Million Nov/22
Crude Oil 2359.00 2573.00 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Pharmaceutical Products 2191.47 1498.71 GBP Million Nov/22
Plastics & Plastic Products 1518.84 1526.60 GBP Million Nov/22
Organic Chemicals 1150.97 934.46 GBP Million Nov/22
Aircraft, Spacecraft & Related Parts 1149.36 595.34 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Plastics & Plastic Products 976.81 993.42 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Organic Chemicals 864.63 655.60 GBP Million Nov/22
Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar 814.01 782.70 GBP Million Nov/22
Articles of Iron & Steel 785.12 819.72 GBP Million Nov/22
Paper & Paperboard & Related Articles 694.71 719.77 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Pharmaceutical Products 642.10 570.46 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar 628.65 605.36 GBP Million Nov/22
Wood & Related Articles 624.89 604.45 GBP Million Nov/22
Essential Oils & Resinoids Prepared 559.49 528.49 GBP Million Nov/22
Miscellaneous Chemical Products 546.73 568.63 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Plastics & Plastic Products 542.03 533.18 GBP Million Nov/22
Aluminium & Related Articles 430.81 430.18 GBP Million Nov/22
Rubber & Related Articles 416.56 405.03 GBP Million Nov/22
Meat & Edible Meat Offal 408.65 406.13 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Articles of Iron & Steel 396.51 382.68 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Articles of Iron & Steel 388.61 437.04 GBP Million Nov/22
Edible Fruit & Nuts 387.96 368.38 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Meat & Edible Meat Offal 377.28 373.88 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Wood & Related Articles 365.89 355.56 GBP Million Nov/22
Inorganic Chemicals 327.73 365.57 GBP Million Nov/22
Miscellaneous Edible Prepared 315.03 302.53 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Iron & Steel 305.38 330.04 GBP Million Nov/22
Dairy, Natural Honey & Edible Prds. Nie 304.50 291.09 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Organic Chemicals 286.34 278.87 GBP Million Nov/22
Cocoa & Cocoa Prepared 270.20 253.24 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Wood & Related Articles 259.00 248.89 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Miscellaneous Edible Prepar 257.44 247.07 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Aluminium & Related Articles 254.90 271.04 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Cocoa & Cocoa Prepared 243.43 231.58 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Edible Fruit & Nuts 226.97 231.40 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Rubber & Related Articles 214.89 205.79 GBP Million Nov/22
Miscellaneous Articles of Base Metal 206.70 208.54 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Rubber & Related Articles 201.67 199.24 GBP Million Nov/22
Glass & Glassware 191.91 190.03 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar 185.35 177.34 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Inorganic Chemicals 180.94 221.05 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Aluminium & Related Articles 175.91 159.14 GBP Million Nov/22
Clocks, Watches & Related Parts 166.19 184.48 GBP Million Nov/22
Fertilizers 165.09 218.22 GBP Million Nov/22
Ceramic Products 165.04 156.75 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Edible Fruit & Nuts 160.98 136.98 GBP Million Nov/22
Ships, Boats & Floating Structures 160.41 36.86 GBP Million Nov/22
Copper & Related Articles 153.58 146.21 GBP Million Nov/22
Ores, Slag & Ash 150.42 179.27 GBP Million Nov/22
Coffee, Tea, Mate & Spices 150.02 155.07 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Inorganic Chemicals 146.80 144.52 GBP Million Nov/22
Live Trees & Plants 133.60 102.43 GBP Million Nov/22
Sugars & Sugar Confectionery 127.48 131.82 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Live Trees & Plants 115.67 83.38 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Glass & Glassware 114.19 114.60 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Copper & Related Articles 112.50 108.54 GBP Million Nov/22
Nickel & Related Articles 107.94 104.70 GBP Million Nov/22
Cereals 107.82 135.90 GBP Million Nov/22
Salt, Sulphur, Earths & Stone 99.73 96.93 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Ceramic Products 97.99 88.47 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Ores, Slag & Ash 96.18 101.90 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Sugars & Sugar Confectionery 92.21 85.02 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Coffee, Tea, Mate & Spices 92.12 106.39 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Fertilizers 84.70 105.14 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Fertilizers 80.38 113.08 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Glass & Glassware 77.72 75.43 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Nickel & Related Articles 70.56 60.16 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Salt, Sulphur, Earths & Sto 68.46 64.91 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Ceramic Products 67.04 68.28 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Cereals 62.41 50.05 GBP Million Nov/22
Live Animals 59.40 84.70 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Tools & Cutlery of Base Met 57.96 57.01 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Coffee, Tea, Mate & Spices 57.90 48.68 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Miscellaneous Edible Prepar 57.59 55.45 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Live Animals 56.42 82.91 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Ores, Slag & Ash 54.24 77.36 GBP Million Nov/22
Man-made Filaments 50.65 49.03 GBP Million Nov/22
Milling Industry Products 50.20 50.88 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Cereals 45.41 85.84 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Milling Industry Products 44.77 45.99 GBP Million Nov/22
Headgear & Related Articles 44.73 51.98 GBP Million Nov/22
Man-made Staple Fibres 42.42 39.66 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Copper & Related Articles 41.08 37.67 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Nickel & Related Articles 37.38 44.55 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Sugars & Sugar Confectionery 35.27 46.80 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Meat & Edible Meat Offal 31.37 32.26 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Salt, Sulphur, Earths & Sto 31.28 32.02 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Headgear & Related Articles 31.05 33.14 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Man-made Filaments 29.95 29.00 GBP Million Nov/22
Lead & Related Articles 29.04 54.48 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Cocoa & Cocoa Prepared 26.77 21.66 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Man-made Staple Fibres 26.69 25.30 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Lead & Related Articles 26.06 51.88 GBP Million Nov/22
Wool, Fine & Coarse Animal Hair 23.43 28.79 GBP Million Nov/22
Zinc & Related Articles 21.46 17.93 GBP Million Nov/22
Cotton 20.82 22.42 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Man-made Filaments 20.70 20.03 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Zinc & Related Articles 18.39 14.19 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Live Trees & Plants 17.93 19.05 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Man-made Staple Fibres 15.73 14.36 GBP Million Nov/22
Products of Animal Origin Nie 15.53 17.63 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Headgear & Related Articles 13.68 18.84 GBP Million Nov/22
Knitted Or Crocheted Fabrics 13.12 13.23 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Cotton 12.03 12.93 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Products of Animal Origin N 10.46 11.02 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Cotton 8.79 9.49 GBP Million Nov/22
Wickerwork & Basketwork 8.69 10.07 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Knitted Or Crocheted Fabrics 8.06 8.08 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Wickerwork & Basketwork 7.89 8.99 GBP Million Nov/22
Tin & Related Articles 6.88 8.07 GBP Million Nov/22
Umbrellas, Sticks, Whips & Riding-crops 5.65 6.10 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Milling Industry Products 5.43 4.89 GBP Million Nov/22
Cork & Related Articles 5.27 5.14 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Products of Animal Origin N 5.08 6.61 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Knitted Or Crocheted Fabrics 5.06 5.15 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Cork & Related Articles 4.87 4.79 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Tin & Related Articles 4.27 5.13 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Zinc & Related Articles 3.07 3.73 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Live Animals 2.98 1.79 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Lead & Related Articles 2.98 2.60 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Tin & Related Articles 2.61 2.94 GBP Million Nov/22
Silk 2.05 2.11 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Silk 1.03 1.25 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Silk 1.02 0.86 GBP Million Nov/22
Intra EU - Wickerwork & Basketwork 0.79 1.08 GBP Million Nov/22
Extra EU - Cork & Related Articles 0.40 0.35 GBP Million Nov/22

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