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Motor Vehicle Components And Accessories

Volume 19: debated on Friday 12 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade what was the balance of trade in motor vehicle components and accessories between the United Kingdom and the other member States of the European Community in 1977, 1978, 1979 and 1980; how this compares with the balance of trade in these products between the United Kingdom and Japan and the United States of America; and if he will express this both in money terms and by giving the export to import ratios.

The available information is as follows:

United Kingdom Trade in Motor Vehicle Components 1978–80
Crude balance £ millionExport Import ratio per cent.
Trading area
Total trade1978+782219
1979+737188
1980+942231
European Community1978+106121
1979-1697
1980+155129
USA1978+49172
1979+59175
1980+56173
Japan1978-1526
1979-1532
1980-939

Notes:

  • (a) Figures correspond to Minimum List Heading 381 c in Business Monitor MQ10 (Overseas Trade Analysed in Terms of Industries).
  • (b) The European Community is defined in terms of its current membership.
  • (c) The crude balance of trade is exports valued fob less imports valued cif.
  • (d) Comparable information for 1977 is not available.