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European Community (Imports-Exports)

Volume 976: debated on Wednesday 16 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy (1) if he will tabulate in the Official Report the quantity, expressed in tons of coal equivalent and value of energy imported into and exported from the EEC, indicating the net position during the 1970s; and if he will indicate from information available to him the estimated situation for the remainder of the century allowing for anticipated expansion of the Community;(2) if he will tabulate in the

Official Report, from information available to him, the tonnage and value of crude oil and refined petroleum products which

has been exported from and imported to the EEC, indicating the net position in each year and in total in the last 10 years; and if he will indicate anticipated trends for the remainder of the century allowing for enlargement of the Community;

(3) from information available to him, if he will tabulate in the Official Report the quantity and value of natural gas, including liquid petroleum gases, which has been imported into and exported from the EEC, indicating the net position for each of the last 10 years and in total; and if he will indicate anticipated trends for the remainder of the century allowing for enlargement of the Community;

(4) from information available to him, if he will tabulate in the Official Report

EEC* IMPORTS, EXPORTS AND NET IMPORTS OF ENERGY

Coal, Coke and Briquettes

Gas, Natural and Manufactured

Petroleum and Petroleum Products

Total Energy‡

(million tonnes of coal equivalent)
Imports1969....816816
197033..934967
197132..932964
197232..9941,026
197331..1,0701,101
197439..1,0091,048
197543..858901
197645..925970
197749*..883932*
197848*..879927*
Total║352..9,3009,652
Exports1969....92*92*
19706..103*109*
19715..102*107*
19724..117*121*
19736..123*129*
19749..98*107*
19756..86*92*
19766..89*95*
19777..106*113*
197810..120*130*
Total║59..1,036*1,095*
Net Imports1969....724*724*
197027..831*858*
197127..830*857*
197228..877*905*
197325..947*972*
197430..911*941*
197537..772*809*
197639..836*875*
197742*..777*819*
197838*..759*797*
Total║293..8,264*8,557*
(billion US dollars)
Imports19690·48·08·5
19700·59·29·8
19710·612·112·8
19720·713·414·1
19730·70·1§18·919·7
19741·50·248·249·9
19752·10·444·847·4
19761·90·651·554·3
19772·1*1·052·856·4
19782·1*2·653·959·0
Total║12·65·0312·8332·0

the weight and value of coal and solid fuel products that have been imported into and exported from the EEC in each of the last 10 years, respectively, and in total; and if he will indicate anticipated trends for the remainder of the century.

The information requested for the nine members of the present EEC for the years 1969 to 1979 is tabulated in terms of million tonnes of coal equivalent and in billions of United States dollars. The uncertainties attached to the determinants of prices and quantities of imports and exports of fuel for the EEC are so great that it would not be helpful to attempt to make forecasts.

EEC* IMPORTS, EXPORTS AND NET IMPORTS OF ENERGY†

Coal, Coke and Briquettes

Gas, Natural and Manufactured

Petroleum and Petroleum Products

Total Energy‡

(million tonnes of coal equivalent)
Exports19690·11·2*1·4*
19700·21·4*1·6*
19710·21·71·9*
19720·21-9*2·1*
19730·30·12·7*3·1*
19740·60·15·1*5· ·8*
19750·60·25·1*5·9*
19760·50·25·5*6·4*
19770·50·27·1*8·0*
19780·90·27·8*9·0*
Total║4·01·139·5*45·2*
Net Imports19690·26·8*7·1*
19700·37·9*8·2*
19710·510·4*10·9*
19720·511·5*12·0*
19730·516·1*16·6*
19740·90·143-1*44·1*
19751·50·239·7*44·6*
19761·40·446·0*47·8*
19771·60·845·7*48·4*
19781·32·446·0*50·0*
Total║8·64·0273·3*286·7*

* Trade between the nine countries of the EEC has been excluded as far as possible However, the figures marked * include substantial amounts (up to 40 per cent.) which are not allocated by country and may well contain intra community trade.

.. Not available on a comparable basis.
—nil or less than 0·05.
† Including non-energy products such as lubricants and petro-chemical feed stocks
‡The sum of the available items only. Not including electric energy.
§Estimated.
║ The sums of the columns may not necessarily equal totals due to rounding.

Source:

OECD Trade Statistics publications.