Imports to the UK dropped 0.6 percent from the previous month to GBP 50.76 billion in May of 2021, following an upwardly revised 3.2 percent rise in the prior month. Purchases of goods decreased 1.4 percent while services imports increased 1.7 percent. Goods imports were up from EU countries (0.8 percent) but fell from non-EU countries (-3.4 percent). source: Office for National Statistics

Imports in the United Kingdom averaged 27420.50 GBP Million from 1955 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 64572 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 July of 2021.

Imports in the United Kingdom is expected to be 49100.00 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 53400.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Imports is projected to trend around 55500.00 GBP Million in 2022 and 57100.00 GBP Million in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
50759.00 51075.00 64572.00 1031.00 1955 - 2021 GBP Million Monthly


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UK Imports Fall in May
Imports to the UK dropped 0.6 percent from the previous month to GBP 50.76 billion in May of 2021, following an upwardly revised 3.2 percent rise in the prior month. Purchases of goods decreased 1.4 percent while services imports increased 1.7 percent. Goods imports were up from EU countries (0.8 percent) but fell from non-EU countries (-3.4 percent).
2021-07-09
UK Imports Rise 0.4% MoM in April
Imports to the UK advanced 0.4 percent from the previous month to a four-month high of GBP 50.30 billion in April of 2021, following an 8 percent rise in the prior month. Purchases of goods went up 0.1 percent and services imports increased 1.1 percent. Within goods, imports rose mostly for material manufactures (10.7 percent), of which non-ferrous metals, such as palladium that is used in catalytic converters of cars; machinery transport & equipment (3 percent), namely cars and fuels (12.9 percent). By contrast, declines were recorded in purchases of food & live animals (-3.5 percent), chemicals (-0.1 percent) and unspecified goods including precious metals such as non-monetary gold, silver, platinum and palladium (-90.7 percent). Goods imports were up from EU countries (3 percent), but fell from non-EU countries (-2.3 percent).
2021-06-11
UK Imports Surge 8% MoM in March
Imports to the UK advanced 8 percent from the previous month to GBP 50.11 billion in March of 2021, following a downwardly revised 6.8 percent rise in the prior month. Purchases of goods grew 9.9 percent and services imports increased 2.2 percent. Within goods, imports increased mostly for miscellaneous manufactures (10.1 percent); material manufactures (10.9 percent); fuels (11.3 percent) and machinery & transport equipment (5.3 percent). Also, acquisitions of unspecified goods which include precious metals such as non-monetary gold, silver, platinum and palladium jumped 453 percent. Goods imports were up to both EU countries (4.7 percent) and non-EU countries (14.9 percent).
2021-05-12
UK Imports Jump 12.9% MoM in February
Imports to the UK surged 12.9 percent from the previous month to GBP 53.3 billion in February of 2021, following a downwardly revised 13.1 percent fall in the prior month. Purchases of goods grew 17.4 percent while services imports advanced 0.6 percent. Within goods, imports increased mostly for chemicals (19.5 percent), of which medicinal and pharmaceutical products; miscellaneous manufactures (15.6 percent); material manufactures (12.9 percent), machinery & transport equipment (7.3 percent) and crude materials (18.6 percent). Also, acquisitions of unspecified goods which include precious metals such as non-monetary gold, silver, platinum and palladium jumped 119.1 percent. Goods imports were up to both EU countries (7.8 percent) and non-EU countries (25.6 percent).
2021-04-13

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 22558.54 21865.83 GBP Million May/21
Oil 1849.00 1985.00 GBP Million May/21
Pharmaceutical Products 1486.99 1374.58 GBP Million May/21
Plastics & Plastic Products 1227.25 1203.09 GBP Million May/21
Miscellaneous Chemical Products 1027.06 887.40 GBP Million May/21
Intra EU - Pharmaceutical Products 987.78 916.58 GBP Million May/21
Crude Oil 935.00 1265.00 GBP Million May/21
Intra EU - Plastics & Plastic Products 780.40 750.46 GBP Million May/21
Organic Chemicals 691.59 598.92 GBP Million May/21
Articles of Iron & Steel 557.27 632.82 GBP Million May/21
Wood & Related Articles 550.47 620.94 GBP Million May/21
Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar 511.16 511.42 GBP Million May/21
Extra EU - Pharmaceutical Products 499.21 458.00 GBP Million May/21
Extra EU - Plastics & Plastic Products 446.85 452.63 GBP Million May/21
Edible Fruit & Nuts 412.25 444.50 GBP Million May/21
Intra EU - Organic Chemicals 411.98 378.02 GBP Million May/21
Rubber & Related Articles 395.18 425.77 GBP Million May/21
Intra EU - Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar 379.05 392.24 GBP Million May/21
Essential Oils & Resinoids Prepared 365.91 367.46 GBP Million May/21
Aircraft, Spacecraft & Related Parts 360.27 380.91 GBP Million May/21

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