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Imports And Exports

Volume 978: debated on Wednesday 6 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will give the value of United Kingdom imports and exports for the first nine months of the present financial year, or latest available period, with each of the following countries; the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, and Yugoslavia.

The information for the period April to December 1979 is as follows:

£ million
United Kingdom Imports (cif)United Kingdom Exports (fob)
German Democratic Republic93·146·0
Note: The effects of industrial disputes led to some under-recording of imports in the early months of 1979, which was corrected in the later cumulative figures. The net figures for imports in the last nine months of the year are therefore likely to be overstated.