asked the Minister of Trade if he will publish a table showing the balance of trade in manufactured goods with the Europen Economic Community and the rest of the world, respectively, in that part of 1982 for which figures are available; and if he will publish comparable figures, respectively, for the similar periods of each year since 1965.
The available information is as follows:
|United Kingdom Balance of Trade in Manufactures*|
|European Community†||Rest of the World|
* Standard International Trade Classification, Sections 5 to 8 on Overseas Trade Statistics basis.
† Including Greece, Denmark, and Ireland throughout.
‡ Figures have been adjusted, as far as is practicable, on to a 1981 classification basis. Any remaining discontinuities are likely to be very small.
║ Figures for February 1982 are provisional.