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Egypt

Volume 236: debated on Tuesday 4 March 1930

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39.

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give the comparative figures of British export trade with Egypt for the last five years, showing the proportion of that trade to the total imports into into Egypt?

With the hon. Member's permission, I will circulate the figures in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following are the figures:

The following statement shows the total value of merchandise imported into Egypt during each of the years 1925 to 1929, and distinguishes the proportions, consigned from the United Kingdom.

YearTotal.Of which from U.K.Proportion from U.K.
Thousand £.Thousand £.Per cent.
192558,88414,51324·6
192653,08911,11820·9
192749,36012,34825·0
192852,17811,50422·0
192956,44411,89721·0
Values have been converted from Egyptian currency at the rate of 975 L.E. = £1.
The figures for 1929 are provisional.