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West African Territories (Japanese Imports)

Volume 529: debated on Tuesday 1 June 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what estimates of their 1954 importations of Japanese goods were made by the Governments of Nigeria, the Gold Coast, Sierra Leone and the Gambia, respectively; and how far the current rates of importation deviate from the estimates.

The combined estimate of the four West African territories for 1954 was £18 million. Imports to the end of May are estimated to have been at an annual rate of £12 million.