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Export Industries

Volume 978: debated on Monday 4 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will publish in the Official Reporta table showing the 30 leading export industries in terms of exports to total production on the narrowest definition for which figures are available.

Details of the export share of manufacturers' sales on the narrowest definition available up to the second quarter of 1979 are published in Business Monitor MQ12, "Import Penetration and Export Sales Ratios for Manufacturing Industry", and the issue of "British Business" (formerly "Trade and Industry") dated 18 January. Copies of these publications are available in the House of Commons Library. In both publications the tables for ratio 3 give the relevant information.