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Paper Machines

Volume 959: debated on Monday 4 December 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade (1) what was the value of paper machine imports into the United Kingdom for each of the last 10 years; and from which countries the imports originated;(2) what was the value of paper machine exports from the United Kingdom for each of the last 10 years.

TABLE 1
MACHINERY FOR MAKING OR FINISHING CELLULOSIC PULP, PAPER OR PAPERBOARD
(SITC (Rev.1) 718.11 and SITC (Rev. 2) 725.10 and 725.91)
£ thousand January-October
19681969197019711972197319741975197619771978
EXPORTS (f.o.b.)12,32913,35916,76233,77032,75317,30027,39633,23532,02023,05720,521
IMPORTS (c.i.f.)
Total2,5942,5504,3994,6663,8694,8327,82610,1007,55011,86112,205
of which consigned from:
Federal Republic of Germany4904477941,1638151,3921,8712,7572,3385,2624,110
Sweden7146811,1426375138319521,4431,1791,7612,039
United States of America6635701,2531,1738295771,7572,5331,5501,2091,859
Finland79114274692786506595558222728806
France68134804361239559430449722482
Netherlands6463559811687592318132438612
Italy6223246023158506522251513
Austria6110896120100173254183161214280
Norway274438595515216412194190176
Switzerland1691613153922767780628134180201
Irish Republic1816101133110184152214850
Brazil00476614744134111
Belgium-Luxembourg13153367104716258111110298
Canada462332172724531066810952
Denmark2715640533493180298
South Africa1346314371886410024232710
Japan22315104500156187
Other countries13511105895104270270306343411

TABLE 2
PAPER OR PAPERBOARD CUTTING MACHINES OF ALL KINDS; OTHER MACHINERY FOR MAKING UP PAPER PULP, PAPER OR PAPERBOARD
(SITC (Rev.1) 718.12 and SITC (Rev. 2) 725.20 and 725.99)
£ thousand January-October
19681969197019711972197319741975197619771978
EXPORTS (f.o.b.)7,5889,69713,05112,37311,78112,85417,61822,58023,12522,67926,031
IMPORTS (c.i.f.)
Total6,0875,9507,6126,6357,10911,69718,49819,67118,60624,81525,498
of which consigned from:
Federal Republic of Germany2,9833,2433,5753,2863,5455,7387,5948,2617,53611,49610,236
United States of America9367781,6007517401,4212,6913,5103,2222,8313,076
Switzerland9158389691,0341,2671,6472,5883,3872,4232,7584,898
Netherlands4642003683971724211,3179026051,3731,207
Japan121115235488134901,133341
Sweden1611553293622052484564595951,108989
Italy871571722512665387308205759921,256
France163731151041693013945411,4089881,287
Irish Republic22303660274479476280967841641
Denmark409136303530109177177318255
German Democratic Republic1514525918397497141296188
Spain94612358291852888327193151
Belgium-Luxembourg631149593159205313302450139572
Austria102408227133119195461276
Finland265921364978877150394269
Other countries10011010277151180384373305180326

Source:United Kingdom Overseas Trade Statistics.

Notes:

— Nil trade.

0 Trade less than £500