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Imports And Exports

Volume 981: debated on Monday 17 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether he will publish a table in the Official Report showing standard international trade classification division 6 imports and exports by volume and unit value for each year since 1975 excluding precious stones, coins and precious metals, together with corresponding figures, for each quarter of 1979 and for January.

The available information is given in the table below. As index numbers are not compiled separately for precious metals, figures are given excluding non-ferrous metals as a whole. Coins are not classified to section 6.ponding figures would be for the terms of trade.

Index numbers are not compiled separately for precious metals. The table below gives figures for manu- factures excluding precious stones and non-ferrous metals.

UNIT VALUE INDICES FOR MANUFACTURED GOODS (SECTIONS 5-8) EXCLUDING PRECIOUS STONES (667) AND NON-FERROUS METALS (DIVISION 68*)
O.T.S. basis 1975=100
ExportsImportsTerms of trade
1975100100100
197611912298
1977141141100
1978156151103
1979169159106
FINISHED MANUFACTURES (SECTIONS 7 AND 8) EXCLUDING ROAD VEHICLES (DIVISION 78)
Seasonally adjusted O.T.S. basis 1975=100
ExportsImports
Unit Value Index*Volume IndexUnit Value Index*Volume Index
1975100100100100
1976121104125107
1977144111142118
1978162110152135
1979175110155156
1979—First quarter17296157138
Second quarter173116154158
Third quarter176114153162
Fourth quarter178116158166
1980—January182112161166
* Not seasonally adjusted.