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Steel Industry

Volume 978: debated on Monday 4 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he will circulate in the Official Report a table showing output of basic iron and steel per operative in the principal producing countries in 1978 and in 1979 together with the wage costs per ton in each of these years in terms of the rate of exchange between sterling and the currencies

1976 $1978 $Percentage change 1976–78
Wage cost for manual workers per tonne of liquid steel produced43·361·241
Wholesale Price Index of Steel Products n Dollar terms37
Sources:
British Steel Corporation; Financial Statistics;
Monthly Digest of Statistics
Quarterly data on wage costs are not available; neither are the 1979 figures.