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Mechanical Engineering Products

Volume 974: debated on Monday 26 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing the volume and value of mechanical engineering products produced and exported

TABLE 1
VOLUME INDICES OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION(a)
1975=100
United KingdomFederal Republic of Germany(b)FranceItalyUnited StatesJapan
1955N.A.51N.A.41427
19606769N.A.57477
1967888065838555
19729210289908999
197896106N.A.N.A.123126
1979—
First quarter9998N.A.N.A.129136
Second quarter97115N.A.N.A.131N.A.
TABLE 2
VALUE OF GROSS OUTPUT AT CURRENT PRICES(a)
United KingdomFederal Republic of Germany(c)France(d)Italy(e)United StatesJapan
£ millionthousand million marksthousand million francsthousand million lirethousand million dollarsthousand million yen
19632,297N.A.N.A.N.A.34·21,903
19673,503(f)40·1(g)55·4(f)(g)1,73953·03,580
19724,75568·450·23,15569·97,782
197510,17084·375·56,90499·411,658
Notes for above tables:
(a) Coverage is that of Group 382 of the International Standard Industrial Classification which relates to non-electrical machinery excluding instrument engineering goods, unless otherwise stated.
(b) Data excludes office, computing and accounting machinery.
(c) Data covers local units employing 10 or more. Sales of merchanted goods are excluded.
(d) Data includes instrument engineering goods.
(e) Data covers enterprises employing 20 or more.
(f) Data relates to 1968.
(g) Including turnover taxes.
TABLE 3
VALUE OF EXPORTS(a)
Million US dollars
United KingdomFederal Republic of GermanyFranceItalyUnited StatesJapan
19601,9932,2555635163,324222
19672,8564,9521,4071,5165,951928
19725,13510,5523,1383,1569,5453,084
197710,61525,3398,6987,38322,23110,096
(a) Coverage is that given by division 71 of the Standard Industrial Trade Classification (Rev. 1) which relates to non-electrical machinery.