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Investment (Manufacturing Industry)

Volume 952: debated on Friday 23 June 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing for each current member State of the EEC, the United States of America and Japan for each year since 1970 the proportion of the gross national product devoted to investment by manufacturing industry.

Figures of gross national product are not readily available on a comparable basis for the member States of the EEC, Japan and the United States of America. Reasonably comparable figures for gross domestic product at market prices are available and investment by manufacturing industry is shown as a proportion of this measure of national income. Figures are given only for those countries where investment by manufacturing industry or a close approximation to manufacturing industry is available:for a review by the Post Office and Kingston upon Hull City Council commencing after nine years.