asked the Secretary of State for Trade what is the deficit in trade with West Germany in manufactured goods so far in the current year: and what it would be expressed at an annual rate.
Following is the information:
|(a) Exports fob||£1,608 million|
|(b) Imports cif||£2,966 million|
|Crude deficit (A minus B)||£1,359|
Source: United Kingdom Overseas Trade Statistics, SITC Sections 5–8 inclusive).
A continuation of trade at the overall rates applying in the period January to September would result in a crude deficit of £1,812 million over the year as a whole.