Imports to the UK advanced 1.2 percent from the previous month to GBP 49.72 billion in October of 2020, following a 7.7 percent surge in the prior month. Goods purchases grew 2.8 percent while services imports declined 3.7 percent. Within goods, imports rose mostly for chemicals (9.6 percent); miscellaneous manufactures (6.1 percent); fuels (3.7 percent); food & live animals (2.1 percent); beverages & tobacco (9.5 percent) and crude materials (1.9 percent). Acquisitions of unspecified goods which include precious metals such as non-monetary gold, silver, platinum and palladium surged 105 percent. Imports of goods increased 3.7 percent from the EU and went up 1.8 percent from countries outside the EU. source: Office for National Statistics

Imports in the United Kingdom averaged 27104.56 GBP Million from 1955 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 64610 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 January of 2021.

Imports in the United Kingdom is expected to be 45800.00 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 49100.00 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
49724.00 49150.00 64610.00 1031.00 1955 - 2020 GBP Million Monthly


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UK Imports Rise 1.2% MoM in October
Imports to the UK advanced 1.2 percent from the previous month to GBP 49.72 billion in October of 2020, following a 7.7 percent surge in the prior month. Goods purchases grew 2.8 percent while services imports declined 3.7 percent. Within goods, imports rose mostly for chemicals (9.6 percent); miscellaneous manufactures (6.1 percent); fuels (3.7 percent); food & live animals (2.1 percent); beverages & tobacco (9.5 percent) and crude materials (1.9 percent). Acquisitions of unspecified goods which include precious metals such as non-monetary gold, silver, platinum and palladium surged 105 percent. Imports of goods increased 3.7 percent from the EU and went up 1.8 percent from countries outside the EU.
2020-12-10
UK Imports Rise 7.7% MoM in September
Imports to the UK advanced 7.7 percent from the previous month to GBP 49.15 billion in September of 2020, following a revised 0.8 percent decrease in the prior month, as the economy gradually recovers from the pandemic shock. Goods purchases jumped 10.2 percent while services imports increased 0.8 percent. Within goods, imports rose mostly for fuels (18.2 percent); crude materials (7.1 percent); material manufactures (19.5 percent); miscellaneous manufactures (17.3 percent) and machinery & transport equipment (8.5 percent). Imports of goods increased by 14.6 percent from countries outside the EU and by 6.5 percent to EU countries.
2020-11-12
UK Imports Rise 2.2% MoM in August
Imports to the UK advanced 2.2 percent from the previous month to GBP 50.46 billion in August of 2020, slowing from a 7 percent rise in the prior month, as the economy gradually recovers from the pandemic shock. Goods purchases went up 3.7 percent while services imports decreased 1 percent. Within goods, imports rose mostly for fuels (12.3 percent); crude materials (7.9 percent); material manufactures (1.3 percent) and miscellaneous manufactures (0.9 percent). Imports of goods increased 7.8 percent from countries outside the EU while goods purchases from the EU stalled.
2020-10-09
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

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 27170.18 28475.57 GBP Million Oct/20
Pharmaceutical Products 1930.37 1623.81 GBP Million Oct/20
Oil 1695.00 1920.00 GBP Million Oct/20
Intra EU - Pharmaceutical Products 1534.66 1148.85 GBP Million Oct/20
Plastics & Plastic Products 1415.51 1476.23 GBP Million Oct/20
Crude Oil 862.00 1052.00 GBP Million Oct/20
Intra EU - Plastics & Plastic Products 829.49 767.58 GBP Million Oct/20
Articles of Iron & Steel 645.30 582.84 GBP Million Oct/20
Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar 613.06 566.80 GBP Million Oct/20
Extra EU - Plastics & Plastic Products 586.02 708.66 GBP Million Oct/20
Miscellaneous Chemical Products 556.66 487.10 GBP Million Oct/20
Wood & Related Articles 553.73 515.00 GBP Million Oct/20
Organic Chemicals 534.99 540.69 GBP Million Oct/20
Rubber & Related Articles 530.70 455.17 GBP Million Oct/20
Essential Oils & Resinoids Prepared 475.78 472.49 GBP Million Oct/20
Paper & Paperboard & Related Articles 467.70 511.32 GBP Million Oct/20
Intra EU - Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar 454.45 405.50 GBP Million Oct/20
Aircraft, Spacecraft & Related Parts 449.10 614.23 GBP Million Oct/20
Edible Fruit & Nuts 408.97 359.96 GBP Million Oct/20
Extra EU - Pharmaceutical Products 395.70 474.95 GBP Million Oct/20

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