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.

Imports in the United Kingdom averaged 26968.07 GBP Million from 1955 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 65381 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 September of 2020. source: Office for National Statistics

Imports in the United Kingdom is expected to be 47620.00 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 47200.00 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
49143.00 45705.00 65381.00 1031.00 1955 - 2020 GBP Million Monthly


News Stream
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
UK Imports Tumble to Over a Decade Low
Imports to the UK tumbled 26.2 percent from a month earlier to GBP 37.41 billion in April of 2020, its lowest since January of 2010, on the back of a 21.9 percent fall in purchases of goods and a 37.6 percent in those of services. Goods imports declined mainly for machinery & transport equipment (27.7 percent); food & live animals (-0.9 percent); miscellaneous manufactures (-18 percent); material manufacturers (-13.6 percent) and fuels (-43.8 percent). Imports of goods slumped 23.7 percent from countries outside the EU and those from the EU declined 20.2 percent.
2020-06-12

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 21865.19 20791.05 GBP Million Jul/20
Oil 1571.00 1741.00 GBP Million Jul/20
Pharmaceutical Products 1564.42 1719.82 GBP Million Jul/20
Plastics & Plastic Products 1252.42 1081.02 GBP Million Jul/20
Intra EU - Pharmaceutical Products 1166.34 1323.69 GBP Million Jul/20
Crude Oil 844.00 720.00 GBP Million Jul/20
Intra EU - Plastics & Plastic Products 737.81 666.78 GBP Million Jul/20
Organic Chemicals 690.32 597.60 GBP Million Jul/20
Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar 609.20 555.27 GBP Million Jul/20
Articles of Iron & Steel 586.36 836.02 GBP Million Jul/20
Extra EU - Plastics & Plastic Products 514.61 414.24 GBP Million Jul/20
Wood & Related Articles 481.78 378.93 GBP Million Jul/20
Paper & Paperboard & Related Articles 456.67 459.29 GBP Million Jul/20
Aircraft, Spacecraft & Related Parts 451.89 439.89 GBP Million Jul/20
Rubber & Related Articles 451.73 285.81 GBP Million Jul/20
Intra EU - Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar 449.21 348.54 GBP Million Jul/20
Miscellaneous Chemical Products 432.56 384.48 GBP Million Jul/20
Edible Fruit & Nuts 422.70 455.48 GBP Million Jul/20
Intra EU - Organic Chemicals 412.79 345.67 GBP Million Jul/20
Extra EU - Pharmaceutical Products 398.08 396.13 GBP Million Jul/20

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