United Kingdom - Imports of Goods





United Kingdom: Imports of Goods

Mnemonic TRIG.IGBR
Unit Mil. GBP, SA
Adjustments Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 3.54 %
Data Sep 2018 40,338
Aug 2018 41,819

Series Information

Source U.K. Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Release Foreign Trade
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 1/31/1998
End Date 9/30/2018

United Kingdom: Trade

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Balance of Goods Sep 2018 -9,731 -11,724 Mil. GBP, SA Monthly
Exports of Goods Sep 2018 30,607 30,095 Mil. GBP, SA Monthly
Imports of Goods Sep 2018 40,338 41,819 Mil. GBP, SA Monthly
Real Exports of Goods and Services 2018 Q3 150,312 146,299 Mil. Ch. 2016 GBP, SA Quarterly
Real Imports of Goods and Services 2018 Q3 151,967 151,958 Mil. Ch. 2016 GBP, SA Quarterly
Real Net Exports 2018 Q3 -1,655 -5,659 Mil. Ch. 2016 GBP, SA Quarterly
Current Account Balance 2018 Q2 -20,317 -15,692 Mil. GBP, SA Quarterly
Exports of Goods and Services 2018 Q2 157,542 157,758 Mil. GBP, SA Quarterly
Imports of Goods and Services 2018 Q2 163,648 161,030 Mil. GBP, SA Quarterly
Net Exports 2018 Q2 -6,106 -3,272 Mil. GBP, SA Quarterly

Release Information

External trade (imports and exports) in goods for the U.K., detailed by commodity and country. In current prices, price indexes and volume indexes. Monthly, quarterly and annual.

All information included in this data set is on a Balance of Payments (BoP) basis and is seasonally adjusted unless otherwise specified. The release contains data showing the total value of trade in goods together with index numbers of volume and price, figures analyzed by broad commodity group (values and indices) and according to geographical area (values only). In addition the data set also includes early monthly estimates of the value of trade in services. The trade in goods data is classified according to the Standard International Trade Classification (SITC).

Chain-linked indices (chained volume measures) which are indexed to form the volume series differ from fixed base indices in that the growth from one year to the next is estimated by weighting the components using the contribution to value of trade in the immediately preceding year (effectively re-basing every year). This series of annually re-weighted annual growths is then ‘chain-linked’ to produce a continuous series.

The implied price deflators derived by comparing current price data to chained volume measures data are not the same as the price indices published in this data set because the former are current weighted while the latter are base weighted.

Detailed methodological notes are published in the UK Balance of Payments - The Pink Book, 2014.