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Exports

Volume 33: debated on Monday 6 December 1982

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asked the Minister for Trade what was the percentage of gross domestic product exported by the United Kingdom for each year from 1977–78 to 1981–82; and what is his estimate for 1982–83.

Exports and gross domestic product are best compared on a factor cost basis; this information is only available for calendar years and is as follows:

Exports of goods and services as a percentage of GDP*
Percentage
197733
197831
197932
198031
198131
1982

* at factor cost.

on information available, little change from previous year.