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European Community Countries(United Kingdom Balance Of Trade)

Volume 987: debated on Friday 27 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing the United Kingdom's balance of visible trade with each European Economic Community country for manufactures less precious stones for each year since 1970 and the current year to date, together with the volume of imports and exports of manufactures in each case.

Volume data for United Kingdom trade by country are not available in United Kingdom official statistics. The remaining information is as follows:

UNITED KINGDOM CRUDE TRADE BALANCES IN MANUFACTURES* LESS PRECIOUS STONES†
£ million OTS basis

Trade with

Belgium/Luxembourg

Denmark

Federal Republic of Germany

France

Irish Republic

Italy

Netherlands

1970+39+97-94+60+147+24+74
1971+57+75-166+47+146-0+77
1972+32+58-306+6+155-35+47
1973+25+75-620-82+220-70+2
1974‡+17+94-878-94+245-108-59
1975+2+125-746-142+267-184-5
1976-10+226-1,030-108+353-187+8
19770+257-1,333-278+486-375+273
1978-45+178-1,857-499+726-650+150
1979-203+146-2,499-683+923-775+69
January to May 1980§-291+58-1,071-326+363-209+88

Notes

* SITC 5–8.

†Taken as SITC 66 as full details of trade in precious stones are not available. In value terms precious stones make up more than three quarters of the United Kingdom's exports to the European Community under SITC 66.

‡Figures up to 1974 are on an SITC Rev 1 basis, subsequently on Rev 2. The resulting discontinuity is, however, very small.

§Not seasonally adjusted.

Source: Overseas Trade Statistics.