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Manufactured Goods (Exports)

Volume 22: debated on Tuesday 20 April 1982

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the proportion of manufacturing output exported each year since 1970; and how the figures compare with those of West Germany and France.

I have been asked to reply.The figures for the United Kingdom are shown in the following table. I regret that comparable information for West Germany and France is not available.

United Kingdom Manufacturing Industry
Exports as a percentage of manufacturers sales
197018
197119
197218
197320
197421
197523
197624
197725
197825
197924
198026

Notes:

The calculations of the ratios is inappropriate for some industries. In such cases and where suitable data are not available, the industry has been omitted from the table. The industries concerned are:

MLH 239 Other drink industries

  • 240 Tobacco
  • 342 Ordnance and small arms
  • 396 Jewellery and precious metals
  • 423 Textile finishing
  • 433 Fur
  • 474 Shop and office fittings