asked the Secretary of State for Trade what was the total of manufactured and semi-finished goods imported by the United Kingdom. West Germany, France and Italy in the years 1963 and 1973, respectively, stated as a percentage of gross domestic product; and what was the trend in 1974.
Imports of the categories requested as a percentage of gross domestic product at current market prices were:
|Semi-finished*goods||Finished† manufactures||All manufactured‡ goods|
|January to September|
|German Federal Republic|
|January to September 1974§||5·2||4·6||9·8|
|January to June 1974≑||5·5||5·4||10·9|
|* SITC(R) Sections 5 and 6.|
|† SITC(R) Sections 7 and 8.|
|‡ SITC(R) Sections 5 to 8.|
|§ The 1974 figures of GDP are based on figures published in the Monthly Reports of the Deutsche Bundesbank Series 4.|
|≑ The 1974 figures are based on estimates of GDP published in OECD Economic Outlook December 1974.|
|… Not available.|
United Kingdom: Central Statistical Office, Department of Trade.
Other countries: OECD Main economic indicators and statistics of foreign trade, series B.