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Trade Statistics

Volume 76: debated on Wednesday 3 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the volume figures given in special table B of the "United Nations Monthly Bulletin of Statistics" for the volume of exports of manufactures from the United Kingdom are statistically consistent with those given in

Value £ million
(a): UK imports (cif)(b): UK exports (fob)
19801984*Change19801984*Change
ImportsImports£ millionPercentageExportsExports£ millionPercentage
(i) Cereals and cereal preparations603629+26+4456993+537+118
(ii) Agricultural products6,0038,592+2,589+432,1253,260+1,135+53
(iii) Motor vehicles2,4934,357+1,864+751,5251,485-40-3
(iv) Coal215493+279+13011672-44-38
(v) Steel1,2741,244-31-27691,288+519+68
(vi) Electrical goods3,8389,988+6,150+1604,1497,331+3,182+77
Sources: The following SITC/R2 data in the UK Overseas Trade Statistics: (i) Division 04, (ii) Sections O & 4 and Division 22, (iii) Groups 781, 782, 783 and Sub-group 784.1, Sub-groups 322.1 and 322.2, (v) Groups 672–675, Sub-groups 678.2,.3,.4 and 779.3, and Items 676.01 (part), 676.02 (part), 679.42, and 791.99 (part), (vi) Divisions 75, 76, 77 and Group 716.
* 1984 figures are provisional.