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Manufactured Goods (Trade)

Volume 13: debated on Monday 16 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade what were the values of exported manufactured goods during each of the past six years; and what were the corresponding figures for imported manufactured goods.

Figures on the preferred balance of payments basis for 1980 show exports of manufactured goods valued at £34·9 billion and imports at £29·4 billion. The rest of the information is as follows:

United Kingdom Visible Trade in Manufactures
£ billion BOP basis
Exports FOBImports FOB

Note: Figures are given on the preferred balance of payments basis, in which the coverage and valuation of exports and imports are the same.