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West Germany

Volume 957: debated on Tuesday 7 November 1978

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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:

January—September 1978
(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.