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European Community (Oil)

Volume 889: debated on Monday 7 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will give the breakdown into the main categories of the United Kingdom's imports from and exports to the original six members of the EEC in oil goods for each of the years 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, and for the four quarters of 1973 and 1974 if these are available.

Figures for oil goods—defined as SITC(R) Division 33 —for years 1970 to 1972 are published under SITC(R) 331 and 332 in Tables II and IV of Volume I of the appropriate "Annual Statement of the Overseas Trade of the United Kingdom". Figures for 1973 and 1974 cannot be derived from published sources and are as follows:

TRADE WITH EEC (6)
£ million
SITC(R) NumberImports (c.i.f.)First quarterSecond quarter1973 Third quarterFourth quarterYear
Division 33
331Petroleum, crude and partly refined5·96·36·75·724·6
332.1Motor spirit17·823·633·027·0101·4
332.2Lamp oil and white spirit4·76·57·56·925·5
332.3Distillate fuels6·46·26·29·228·1
332.4Residual fuel oils15·914·38·38·046·5
332.5Lubricating oils and greases1·71·52·22·27·5
332.6Mineral jelly and waxes0·10·10·10·20·6
332.9Pitch, resin, petroleum—asphalt, etc.1·51·61·11·35·5
Exports (f.o.b.)
Division 33
331Petroleum, crude and partly refined2·11·33·41·58·3
332.1Motor spirit0·81·31·64·68·4
332.2Lamp oil and white spirit0·60·50·30·62·1
332.3Distillate fuels1·51·65·917·326·3
332.4Residual fuel oils0·30·41·33·75·6
332.5Lubricating oils and greases1·91·82·92·28·8
332.6Mineral jelly and waxes0·00·10·10·10·3
332.9Pitch, resin, petroleum—asphalt, etc.1·32·52·50·97·2
£million
SITC(R) NumberImports (c.i.f.)First quarterSecond quarter1974 Third quarterFourth quarterYear
Division 33
331Petroleum, crude and partly refined10·430·750·338·3129·7
332.1Motor spirit30·042·276·054·3202·5
332.2Lamp oil and white spirit9·19·77·914·741·4
332.3Distillate fuels3·13·45·48·620·5
332.4Residual fuel oils28·736·714·425·9105·6
332.5Lubricating oils and greases2·64·95·44·017·0
332.6Mineral jelly and waxes0·40·60·50·72·3
332.9Pitch, resin, petroleum—asphalt, etc.1·53·53·11·99·9
Exports (f.o.b.)
Division 33
331Petroleum, crude and partly refined1·15·30·61·28·2
332.1Motor spirit4·220·79·411·045·4
332.2Lamp oil and white spirit3·20·90·40·95·4
332.3Distillate fuels10·724·732·718·086·0
332.4Residual fuel oils0·42·17·84·014·2
332.5Lubricating oils and greases4·14·76·25·020·0
332.6Mineral jelly and waxes0·30·30·20·41·3
332.9Pitch, resin, petroleum—asphalt, etc.1·61·51·62·57·1

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will give the breakdown into the main categories of the United Kingdom's imports from and exports to the present eight members of the EEC in oil goods for each of the years 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, and for the four quarters of 1973 and 1974 if these are available.

Figures for oil goods—defined as SITC(R) Division 33—for years 1973 and 1974 are published under SITC(R) 331 and 332 in Tables III and VI of the respective December issues of the monthly "Overseas Trade Statistics of the United Kingdom". Quarterly figures can be derived from the March, June, September and December issues. Figures for the years 1970 to 1972 cannot be derived from published sources and are as follows:

TRADE WITH EEC (8)
£ million
SITC(R)Imports (cif)Exports (fob)
197019711972197019711972
Division33
331·Petroleum, crude and partly refined35·739·741·17·78·419·2
332·1Motor spirit61·660·154·411·014·214·1
332·2Lamp oil and white spirit9·313·719·16·310·39·8
332·3Distillate fuels9·013·716·828·438·634·6
332·4Residual fuel oils49·548·157·417·322·119·9
332·5Lubricating oils and greases7·68·27·210·411·412·0
332·6Mineral jelly and waxes0·90·60·40·20·20·2
332·9Pitch, resin, petroleum asphalt, etc.1·42·85·31·53·83·5