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Hong Kong

Volume 32: debated on Wednesday 24 November 1982

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asked the Minister for Trade what was the total value of United Kingdom exports to Hong Kong in 1979, 1980 and 1981 and the value of imports into the United Kingdom in those years; and what were the principal categories of exports and imports.

This information is as follows:

United Kingdom trade with Hong Kong, 1979–81
(£ million)
Exports f.o.b.439559617
Imports c.i.f.689850897
Source:Overseas Trade Statistics, SITC(R2) (1981 basis).


1) The major items of trade in this period were:

Exports: transport equipment—other than road vehicles—power generating machinery and equipment, electrical machinery and apparatus, general industrial machinery and equipment, road vehicles, non-metallic mineral manufactures, miscellaneous manufactured articles, general industrial machinery and equipment.

Imports: articles of apparel and clothing accessories, miscellaneous manufactured articles, telecommunications and sound recording and reproducing equipment, textile yarn, fabrics and made-up articles not elsewhere specified, photographic equipment, electrical machinery and apparatus, non-ferrous metals.

2) The export figure for 1981 includes an estimate of exports for March to August in that year.