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Steel

Volume 934: debated on Tuesday 28 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will publish a table in the Official Report showing the imports of steel products, expressed in tonnes, into the United Kingdom from each of the eight member States of the EEC during each of the last six years; and what were the corresponding exports from the United Kingdom.

Information for 1971 to 1975 is published in the Iron and Steel Industry Annual Statistics for 1972 to 1975, copies of which are available in the House of Commons Library. Following is the information for 1976:

Thousand metric tons
ImportsExports
Federal Republic of Germany760237
France287147
Italy273140
Netherlands936103
Belgium-Luxemburg39976
Irish Republic30191
Denmark691

the Secretary of State for Trade what were the total imports and exports of steel, respectively, by the enlarged EEC during each year since 1974.

Available international sources of statistics do not show steel separately. The following figures show trade in Iron and Steel (SITC 67):

Value US $ million
197419751976
EEC imports of iron and steel13,26712,56913,694
EEC exports of iron and steel22,42621,42119,220

Sources:

1974–75 OECD Statistics of Foreign Trade Series B.

1976 Eurostat Monthly Trade Bulletin.