Skip to main content

Manufactured Goods (Trade)

Volume 13: debated on Monday 16 November 1981

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

5.

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
197515·812·1
197620·615·7
197725·619·7
197827·722·7
197931·028·3

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