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Manufactures

Volume 885: debated on Monday 27 January 1975

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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*goodsFinishedmanufacturesAll manufacturedgoods
United Kingdom
19633·02·15·2
19736·16·512·6
January to September
19748·37·115·4
German Federal Republic
19633·52·35·8
19734·64·59·1
January to September 1974§5·24·69·8
France
19632·42·54·9
19734·35·09·3
January to June 1974≑5·55·410·9
Italy
19633·63·77·2
19735·14·99·9
1974
* 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.

Source:

United Kingdom: Central Statistical Office, Department of Trade.

Other countries: OECD Main economic indicators and statistics of foreign trade, series B.