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Manufactures (Imports)

Volume 931: debated on Tuesday 10 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade what proportion of United Kingdom imports finished manufactures constituted in volume and value in each of the past five years; and what were

IMPORTS OF FINISHED MANUFACTURES (SITC SECTIONS 7 and 8) AS A PROPORTION OF THE VALUE OF TOTAL IMPORTS
Per cent.
19721973197419751976
United Kingdom28·129·224·126·628·4
Denmark36·838·332·336·437·8
Belgium/Luxembourg36·635·830·734·834·2*
France35·234·628·830·729·7
Germany, Federal Republic of30·728·925·229·129·2
Irish Republic35·436·230·633·935·0
Italy25·224·319·222·217·3†
Netherlands36·034·630·934·232·5*
* January to November.
† January to September.

Source:

1972–75, OECD Statistics of Foreign Trade "Series B".

1976, OECD Statistics of Foreign Trade "Series A". national publications and Eurostat External Trade.

many and Japan for 1974, 1975, 1976 and the first quarter of 1977, respectively.

The following information covering volume trade flows of crude oil, NGL and feed stocks and petroleum finished products for 1974, 1975 and 1976 is taken from OECD Quarterly Oil Statistics. No later figures are available.the corresponding figures for each of the other member countries of the EEC.

The following is the value information. Consistent data on which to estimate proportions by volume are not available.