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Steel

Volume 952: debated on Friday 23 June 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will publish a table in the Official Report showing the level of steel production in terms of tonnes of steel per employee for each year since 1970 in each current member State of the EEC, the United States of America and Japan.

The employment figures used in the preparation of the statistics given below are those published in the Annual Reviews of the Steel Market by the Economic Commission for Europe (ECE/STEEL series) 1970 to 1976; for 1977 the figures are those published by the Statistical Office of the European Communities. They reflect dif

CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTION
Tonnes per man year
19701971197219731974197519761977
United Kingdom868088135*119105125118
Belgium223222254264270203222208
DenmarkN.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.226216289N.A.
France215209224236246198221223
West Germany135114129143155122131189†
Italy148142159155168151159240†
Luxembourg241232245259278220211220
Netherlands235231249244236190207206
Japan198188214263254225245N.A.
United States266224253269258231256N.A
* From 1973 employment as defined for the iron and steel industry in the Treaty of Paris.
† Employment figures calculated on different basis compared with earlier years.