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Volume 244: debated on Tuesday 11 November 1930

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asked the President of the Board of Trade the balance of exports from this country to Australia in the quarter ending 30th September and the corresponding figures for the same quarter of last year; and the percentage change in quantity of exports after allowing for the decline in prices?

The total declared value of merchandise exported from Great Britain and Northern Ireland registered during the quarter ended 30th September, 1930, as consigned to Australia, amounted to £7,605,000, or £1,480,000 less than the value of the imports received from Australia. The corresponding figures for the third quarter of 1929 were: exports, £15,145,000, or £4,826,000 more than imports. I regret that the available information is insufficient to enable me to answer the last part of the question.