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Fish And Fruit Imports

Volume 892: debated on Monday 12 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade (1) what was the average value, in £sterling per ton, of United Kingdom imports of fresh or frozen fish from EEC countries and non-EEC countries, respectively, for the latest available month; and what tonnage from these groups was imported;

(2) what was the value in £sterling per ton of United Kingdom imports of fresh or frozen fish for the latest available month from (1) West Germany and (2) Poland; and what tonnages were involved;

(3) what was the value, in £sterling per ton, of United Kingdom imports of prepared or preserved fish from (1) Denmark and (2) South Africa for the latest available month; and what tonnages were involved;

(4) what was the average value in £sterling per ton of United Kingdom imports of oranges, tangerines and mandarins from (1) EEC countries and (2) non-EEC countries for the latest available month; and what tonnages were involved;

(5) what was the value, in £sterling per ton, of United Kingdom imports of oranges, tangerines and mandarins from (1) the Netherlands and (2) Israel for the latest available month; and what tonnages were involved;

(6) what was the average value, in £sterling per ton, of United Kingdom imports of bananas from EEC countries and from, respectively, non-EEC countries for the latest available month; and what were the quantities involved;

(7) what was the value of United Kingdom imports, in £sterling per ton, of bananas from (1) West Germany, (2) the Netherlands, (3) Surinam and (4) Colombia, respectively, for the latest available month; and what tonnages were involved;

(8) what was the average value, in £sterling per ton, of United Kingdom imports of apples for the latest available month; and what tonnages were involved;

(9) what was the average value, in £sterling per ton, of United Kingdom imports of pears and quinces from EEC countries and non-EEC countries, respectively, for the latest available month; and what tonnages were involved;

(10) what was the value, in £sterling per ton, of United Kingdom imports of pears and quinces from (1) the Netherlands and (2) South Africa for the latest available month; and what tonnages were involved.

IMPORTS OF SELECTED PRODUCTS FROM PARTICULAR AREAS
£ per ton cif*

Tons

Fresh and Frozen Fish (SITC(R)031·1)

EEC countries4543,217
Non-EEC countries2785,266
West Germany289466
Poland1321,091

Prepared and Preserved Fish (SITC(R)031·2)

Denmark1,9242
South Africa

Oranges, Tangerines, Mandarins, Clementines, Satsumas and other similar Citrus Hybrids (SITC(R)051·1)

EEC countries105200
Non-EEC countries9437,459
Netherlands9654
Israel9021,194

Fresh Bananas (SITC(R)051·3)

EEC countries1472,885
Non-EEC countries14320,648
West Germany141275
Netherlands141846
Surinam1042,065
Colombia98494

Fresh Apples (SITC(R)051·4)

Total20127,144

Fresh Pears and Quinces (SITC(R)051·92)

EEC countries1922,632
Non-EEC countries1904,796
Netherlands1701,405
South Africa1904,794

* Values per ton derived from the "Overseas Trade Statistics of the United Kingdom" are not true prices. They are influenced by differences in the commodity composition within the particular SITC(R) sub-group defining the commodities, in the quality of the goods, transport costs and in certain other factors.