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Coal

Volume 929: debated on Tuesday 29 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade (1) what was the total in tons of imports of coal in the EEC in 1976 excluding the United Kingdom; and what were the exports of coal from the United Kingdom to the EEC;(2) to which countries British coal was exported in 1976; and what was the total amount exported to each;(3) from which countries coal imports came into the United Kingdom in 1976; and what was the amount for each such country.

Details of EEC imports in year 1976 are not yet available. Following is the information for United Kingdom trade in coal, excluding briquettes. (Heading SITC(R) 321.4):

Thousand metric tons
Imports
Australia1,467
USA750
Federal Republic of Germany169
Netherlands130
Poland128
Belgium and Luxembourg82
Soviet Union29
Other Countries81
Total2,836
Exports
EEC1,242
of which:
France460
Belgium and Luxembourg263
Federal Republic of Germany253
Netherlands152
Irish Republic95
Norway100
Sweden69
Other Countries25
Total1,436