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Exports (Foreign Countries)

Volume 245: debated on Thursday 20 November 1930

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asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) what are the estimated gold values, expressed in pounds sterling, of the exports of domestic produce, merchandise only, from Belgium and Italy for the years 1913, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928 and 1929, respectively;(2) what are the estimated gold values, expressed in pounds sterling, of the exports of domestic produce, merchandise only, from France, Luxembourg, Czechoslovakia and Germany for the years 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928 and 1929, respectively; and whether any estimate can be made of a comparable figure for 1913 in the case of each country mentioned, after making allowance for the alteration in territory due to the War?

No information is available as to the separate trade of Luxembourg, the trade of that country being included with that of Belgium in post-War years, while in 1913 it was incorporated with that of Germany. The following table shows the approximate value in pounds sterling of the domestic exports of merchandise from the Belgo-Luxembourg Economic Union, Italy, France, Czechoslovakia and Germany during each of the years 1924 to 1929, and from Belgium and Italy during 1913. The available information is insufficient to enable a comparable figure for 1913 to be estimated for France, Czechoslovakia and Germany.value of foreign-made toys imported into this country during the last three months?

During the three months ended 31st October, 1930, the total declared value of the imports from foreign countries of toys and games, not of leather or electrical, excluding billiard and bagatelle tables and accessories, amounted to £1,197,000. No information is available regarding the value of the imports of electrical toys or of toys made of leather.