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Manufactured Goods (Statistics)

Volume 22: debated on Tuesday 20 April 1982

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asked the Minister for Trade what percentage of manufactured goods exported from the United Kingdom went to the EEC and the rest of the world, respectively, in each of the past 20 years.

The information is as follows:

Distribution of United Kingdom exports of manufactures
Per cent.
European* CommunityRest of the world
19622575
19632674

European* Community

Rest of the world

19642674
19652575
19662575
19672674
19682773
19692872
19702971
19712773
19722971
19733169
19743268
19753070
19763367
19773466
19783664
19794060
19803961
1981n/an/a

Notes:

SITC 5 to 8

* Including Greece, Denmark and Ireland throughout.

n/a = Not available

Source: Overseas Trade Statistics

asked the Minister for Trade if he will publish a table showing the balance of trade in manufactured goods with the EEC and the rest of the world, respectively, in each of the past 20 years.

The information is as follows:

Balance of United Kingdom Trade in Manufactured Goods
£ million, OTS basis
European Community*Rest of the World
1962+ 309+ 1473
1963+ 345+ 1525
1964+ 300+ 1306
1965+ 315+ 1527
1966+ 314+ 1606
1967+ 206+ 1336
1968+ 246+ 1394
1969+457+1662
1970+462+1772
1971+329+2442
1972+22+2082
1973-416+1745
1974-750+2328
1975-639+4105
1976-666+4799
1977-910+6038
1978-2029+5692
1979-3081+4262
1980-1765+5340
1981....

Note: SITC 5 to 8.

* Including Greece, Denmark and Ireland throughout.

..=Not available.

Source: Overseas Trade Statistics.