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Investment

Volume 77: debated on Thursday 18 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing for the periods 1963 to 1970, 1972 to 1978 and 1979 to 1983 the average annual value of inward and outward investment in manufacturing in terms of 1980 values, for the EEC and for the world as a whole.

The information available is only at current prices and is:

Average annual United Kingdom direct investment in manufacturing industries
£ million
InwardOutward
*ECWorld*ECWorld
1963–197018·1173·637·4187·7
1972–197860·4555·8225·6931·3
1979–1982†5·0733·6192·01,655·0
* Includes Denmark, Irish Republic and Greece.
† 1983 information is not available.
Source: Overseas Transactions Inquiry.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing for the periods 1963 to 1970, 1972 to 1978 and 1979 to 1983 the average of the annual value in terms of 1980 values of inward and outward investment, excluding oil, for the EEC and for the world as a whole.

The information available is only at current prices:

Average annual United Kingdom direct investment (excluding oil) £ million
Inward*Outward
EC†WorldEC†World
1963–7028·6230·565·6358·6
1972–78152·0856·7395·21,691·9
1979–82‡90·61,583·7306·43,503·6
* Insurance is included only from 1969.
† Includes Denmark, Irish Republic and Greece.
‡ 1983 information is not available.
Source: Overseas Transactions Inquiry.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing for (a) the world and (b) the EEC the value of inward and outward direct investment, excluding oil, at 1980 prices or values.

Direct investment consists of transactions in financial assets for which no suitable price indices are available. Inward and outward direct investment, excluding oil, at current prices are given in tables 3.1 and 4.1 of "Business Monitor MA4".