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Oil Imports

Volume 894: debated on Monday 23 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade what was the total volume of oil imports into the United Kingdom in 1973 and 1974; and what percentage of the total was derived, respectively, from each of the oil-producing countries.

Total imports of petroleum and petroleum products during 1973 and 1975 were 133 and 127 million tons respectively. The percentage distribution by country of consignment was as follows:

Per cent.
19731974
Saudi Arabia20·327·9
Kuwait15·713·7
Iran15·611·6
Libya8·97·0
Nigeria6·66·1
Qatar3·13·7
Venezuela3·43·1
Abu Dhabi2·03·3
Iraq1·82·5
Other Countries*22·621·1
* Includes goods consigned from, inter alia, Netherlands and the Irish Republic.