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European Community (Trade Deficit)

Volume 951: debated on Tuesday 13 June 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade what was the United Kingdom trade deficit with the EEC Six in manufactures in the period January 1978 to May 1978 at an annual rate on the same basis as the figure given in the Official Report, 23rd March, column 733.

Figures for May are not yet available. The crude trade deficit, at an annual rate, based on non-seasonally adjusted data for the period January to April is £2,161 million.