United Kingdom Imports  1955-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Imports of goods and services to the UK rose by £2.9 billion to a new record high of £53.9 billion in March 2017 from £51.0 billion in the previous month, mainly due to an increase in purchases of chemicals, oil, cars and mechanical machinery. Among trading partners, imports of goods from the EU increased by 5.7 percent, mainly from the Netherlands (14.5 percent), Spain (11.7 percent), Sweden (5.2 percent) and Germany (4.4 percent). Imports from non-EU countries also rose by 10.6 percent, boosted by higher purchases from the US (13.4 percent), China (7.1 percent) and Norway (6 percent). In the first quarter of the year, imports went up by £5.0 billion from the previous period to £156.8 billion. Imports in the United Kingdom averaged 24229.51 GBP Million from 1955 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 53922 GBP Million in March of 2017 and a record low of 1031 GBP Million in June of 1955.

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United Kingdom Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -4900.00 -2650.00 2946.00 -6058.00 GBP Million [+]
Exports 49022.00 48391.00 49817.00 962.00 GBP Million [+]
Imports 53922.00 51041.00 53922.00 1031.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account -12088.00 -25701.00 2657.00 -26298.00 GBP Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -4.40 -4.30 2.60 -4.70 percent [+]
External Debt 6085392.00 6176450.00 6428718.00 565439.00 GBP Million [+]
Terms of Trade 100.70 101.10 107.60 80.10 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 51392.00 26731.00 51392.00 -10498.00 GBP Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 110946.00 45227.00 110946.00 -44536.00 GBP Million [+]
Gold Reserves 310.29 310.29 588.27 310.25 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 969.00 957.00 2821.00 1.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Weapons Sales 1214.00 1644.00 6069.00 744.00 USD Million [+]
Terrorism Index 5.08 5.61 5.68 4.19 [+]
Tourism Revenues 1510.00 1170.00 2669.00 126.00 GBP Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2920.00 2300.00 3800.00 540.00 Thousand [+]

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United Kingdom Imports Notes

UK's trade is measured through both imports and exports of goods and services. In 2016, imports of goods accounted for 75 percent of total imports, mainly electrical machinery (13 percent), mechanical machinery (9 percent), cars (8 percent), other miscellaneous manufactures (6 percent), medicinal and pharmaceutical products (6 percent), road vehicles other than cars (5 percent), clothing (4 percent) and refined oil (4 percent). Main goods import partners were: Germany (15 percent), China (9 percent), the United States (8 percent), the Netherlands (8 percent) and France (6 percent). Services accounted for 25 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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
53922.00 51041.00 53922.00 1031.00 1955 - 2017 GBP Million Monthly