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Industrial Costs (Transport Element)

Volume 979: debated on Wednesday 20 February 1980

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asked the Minister of Transport what proportion of industrial costs is accounted for by transport.

Inland freight transport costs are about 5 per cent. of industrial costs. This is an average and the proportion varies widely between different industries. The figure does not include the cost of personal travel in the course of work or the cost of shipping and air freight services.