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Volume 32: debated on Friday 19 November 1982

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asked the Minister for Trade if he will set out the proportion of United Kingdom imports covered by exports in volume terms for manufactured goods, for each of the last eight years from Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, the European Economic Community as a whole, the United States of America, Japan, the rest of the world, excluding the European Economic Community, and Brazil, ending on 30 September in each case.

[pursuant to his reply, 18 November 1982, c. 221]: Volume figures for trade in manufactures are not available for individual countries or areas; data for years ending 30 September could be provided only at disproportionate cost. The available information based on current price trade data is as follows:

Export/Import

*

of Ratios of United Kingdom Trade in Manufactures

F.R. Germany

France

Italy

Sweden

USA

Japan

Brazil

EEC

Rest of World (excl. EEC)

per cent.

per cent.

per cent.

per cent.

per cent.

per cent.

per cent.

per cent.

per cent.

197447887990894951385135
1975578670104874059388158
197658927796923837591155
197758856894903742091154
197854785778943530783146
197952765974853324380130
198061858087692921888133
198160817378762317981136
Jan-Sept '8251836576722010874126

* Exports and imports valued at current prices on Overseas Trade Statistics basis.

Standard International Trade Classification Sections 5 to 8.

Source:

Overseas Trade Statistics.

asked the Minister for Trade (1) what percentage of United Kingdom manufactured exports goes to less developed countries; and what has been the trend in this figure in recent years;(2) what is the United Kingdom balance of trade in manufactured goods with less developed countries; and what is the balance of payments with such countries.

[pursuant to his reply, 18 November 1982, c. 221]: The available information is as follows:

I. Manufactured goods: exports to developing countries as a percentage of total exports
per cent.
197828·2
197924·4
198025·6
1982 (January to September29·4
II. Crude balance of trade in manufactured goods with developing countries
£ million
1982 (January to September)+5,547

Source:

United Kingdom Overseas Trade Statistics, SITC/R2 Sections 5–8 inclusive.

Notes:

(a) Balance of payments information is in general not available in respect of individual countries or groups of countries.

(b) Developing countries are as defined in the groupings Latin America, Middle East and North Africa, and Other Developing Countries in the Overseas Trade Statistics.

(c) Owing to last year's Civil Service pay dispute, information is not yet available for 1981.