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Man-Made Fibres

Volume 981: debated on Monday 17 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade, further to his answer, Official Report, 25 February, column 406, concerning imports of non-textured yarns, whether and to what extent the figures are distorted by differences in quality; and if he will publish in the Official Report a table giving a further breakdown under each heading of the sub-categories for which total figures are given in the monthly trade returns, for exports as well as imports.

The available information is as follows:

Imports (1979)Exports (1979)
Federal Republic of GermanySwitzerlandUnited State of AmericaFederal Republic of GermanySwitzerlandUnited States of America
Non-textured yarn of continuous polyester fibres, untwisted or with a twist of not more than 50 turns per metre, single7,5501,9466,9221,3079789833032,0891901,8990·42,454
Other non-textured yarn of continuous polyester fibres of which:—6,0331,623341,6225,5169572892,358952,5601031,196
(a) High tenacity yarn for tyres, machinery or plant1,0462,1320·31,6971871,096N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
(b) Other—
(i) Single, twisted, more than 50 turns per metre2,1871,201201,6885,237936118,99339,4271031,165
(ii) Multiple or cabled2,8001,764141,578921,893N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
*= Average values per tonne (£'s cif (imports) or £'s fob (exports)) N/A= Not available for publication.
Information about differences in quality of goods within an individual tariff heading is not available.