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Vehicles (Imports)

Volume 978: debated on Monday 4 February 1980

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36.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade how the import figures, both absolute and as a percentage of the total United Kingdom market, for passenger cars, pick-ups and commercial vehicles for 1979 compare with the same figures for 1965, 1970 and 1975, respectively.Mr. Eyre: With permission, I will circulate the relevant figures in the

Official Report.

NEW REGISTRATIONS OF IMPORTED VEHICLES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

Thousands

Imported

Cars Total new registrations

Imported (Per cent.)

Imported

Commercial vehicles* Total new registrations

Imported (Per cent.)

1965561,099(5)Not available244..
19701541,077(14)102574
19753981,194(33)2522511
19799661,716(56)7030623
* Prior to 1975, these figures do not include buses and coaches.

Source: Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.