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Energy Feedstocks (Dual Pricing)

Volume 978: debated on Monday 4 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade what was the

UNITED KINGDOM TOP 20 EXPORT MARKETS FOR MANUFACTURED GOODS 1979
ToUK Exports of manufactures £ millionUKExports per head of importing country's population (p)
£
USA3,07814
West Germany2,79146
France2,32144
Switzerland2,226353
Belgium/Luxembourg2,055201
Netherlands1,929138
Irish Republic1,836574
Italy1,17621
Sweden943114
Saudi Arabia803102
Australia74352
Canada64827
South Africa63723
Nigeria5698
Denmark559110
Japan482
Norway444108
India431¾
Hong Kong39987
Soviet Union375
p=provisional
Note:
Manufactures include precious stones, which account for around seven-tenths of exports of manufacturers to Switzerland, one-third of such exports to Belgium/Luxembourg and one quarter of such exports to India.
Sources:
UK Trade Statistics
OECD Main Economic Indicators
UN Monthly Bulletin of Statistics

outcome of the discussions under the general agreement on tariffs and trade between the European Commission and the United States of America regarding dual pricing of energy feedstocks; and what proposals he expects the European Commission to put forward to the Council of Ministers on 4 and 5 February.

These discussions are still in progress. Since, however, they have not yet led to any agreed solution to the problem of imports of United States synthetic textile products, the EEC Commission has undertaken to put forward proposals for action to the Council of Ministers on 5 February. I am not able to anticipate the nature of these proposals.