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Vehicles (Imports)

Volume 982: debated on Monday 31 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade what were the volumes of imports from Comecon countries in 1970 and 1979 of the following types of vehicles (a) passenger cars and estates, (b) four wheel drive vehicles and (c) commercial vehicles.

The available information is as follows:

1970 1979
Passenger cars (including station wagons and estate cars) (1)2,85845,292
Commercial vehicles (2)3742,077

Source: UK Overseas Trade Statistics ((1) SITC(R1) Sub-groups 732.1 and.6 and (2) 732.2 to.5 and 732.7 and corresponding headings under SITC(R2))

Note: Four wheel drive vehicles cannot be separately distinguished within the overall figures above