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Food Imports

Volume 885: debated on Monday 27 January 1975

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will publish a table showing the value of food imports as a percentage of all imports and expenditure on food as a percentage of total consumer expenditure, for each year since 1964.

The information is as follows:

Imports of food as a percentage of total imports*Consumers' expenditure on food (including catering as a percentage of total consumers' expenditure
196428·226·3
196526·025·6
196625·325·3
196724·024·8
196820·623·9
196920·123·8
197019·623·5
197119·223·1
197218·121·7
197316·221·8
*Source: Overseas Trade Statistics 1964–1973—(Section O excluding Division O8).
Source: National Income and Expenditure 1963–1973.