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Televisions, Refrigerators And Typewriters

Volume 981: debated on Monday 17 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many (a) television sets, (b) television tubes, (c) refrigerators and (d) typewriters were produced in the United Kingdom; and what this was as a percentage of total world production, by volume and by value, in each year from 1960 to the latest year for which figures are available.

[pursuant to his reply, 13 March 1980]: Information for television tubes is not available. With respect to the other products, percentages of world production by value are obtainable only at disproportionate cost.The available information is as follows: —

TELEVISION SETS
YearUnited Kingdom sales (thousands)*United Kingdom as percentage of world production†
19601,8569
19611,553
19621,490
19631,7317
19641,9607
19651,7596
19661,3654
19671,3984
19681,9315
19691,884
19702,2095
19712,4175
19722,919
19733,138
19742,616
19752,1244
19762,108
19772,175
19782,417N.A.
* Source: Business Monitor P78 and PQ 365/2.
† These estimates are based on statistics of production published by the United Nations in various editions of "The Growth of World Industry" and the "United Nations Yearbook of Industrial Statistics".

REFRIGERATORS

Year

United Kingdom sales (thousands)*‡

United Kingdom as percentage of world production

19601,047
1961882
1962836
19638795
19649605
19651,074
1966984
19679204
19681,0854
19691,1014
19701,1184
19711,013
19721,0473
19731,205
19741,0943
19751,109
19761,371
19771,321
19781,170N.A.

*

Source: Business Monitor P28 and PQ 368.

† These estimates are based on statistics of production published by the United Nations in various editions of "The Growth of World Industry" and the "United Nations Yearbook of Industrial Statistics".
‡ United Kingdom sales include combined refrigerator/freezers.

TYPEWRITERS

Year

United Kingdom sales (thousands)

* ‡§

United Kingdom as percentage of world production†║

1960N.A.N.A.
1961N.A.N.A.
196241310
1963334
1964260
19652805
1966315
1967330
19683706
19694507
1970406
1971393
1972487
19735677
19745006
1975455
1976393
19773774
1978343N.A.

*

Source: Business Monitor P23 and PQ 338.

† These estimates are based on statistics of production published by the United Nations in various editions of "The Growth of World Industry" and the "United Nations Yearbook of Industrial Statistics".
‡ United Kingdom Manufacturers' Deliveries 1960–71. United Kingdom Manufacturers' Sales 1972–78.
§ The United Kingdom statistics up to 1967 are not completely comparable with the figures for 1968 onwards.
║ Excluding United States production of portable machines.