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European Community (Manufactured Trade)

Volume 986: debated on Monday 16 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade what was the deficit in manufactured trade with other Common Market countries for the first four months of 1980 compared with 1979 and 1978 ; and what was the surplus in trade in manufactured goods with the rest of the world for the same periods.

The information is as follows :

UNITED KINGDOM CRUDE* TRADE BALANCE IN MANUFACTURES
£ billion, not seasonally adjusted
With ECWith rest of World
January to April 1980−1·0+1·3
Year 1979−2·7+4·4
Year 1978−1·6+5·6
* Exports (fob) less imports (cif).