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Volume 78: debated on Friday 10 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will give comparative figures in money and percentage terms for the percentage change in exports of (a) cereals and (b) all agricultural products and the percentage change in the remainder of British exports, broken down also into its principal sections.

The information is as follows:

Change in United Kingdom Exports between 1979 and 1984*
£ millionPer cent.
Cereals and cereal preparations+ 728+276
All Agricultural products+ 1,446+ 80
Other Exports+26,314+ 64
of which
Beverages and Tobacco+ 383+ 32
Inedible Crude Materials (excl. Fuels)716+ 61
Mineral Fuels, Lubricants etc+ 11,043+255
Chemicals and Related products+ 3,304+ 67
Manufactured Goods+ 567+ 6
Machinery and Transport Equipment+ 6,733+ 46
Miscellaneous Manufactures+ 2,996+ 76
Miscellaneous Commodities and Transactions+ 573+ 47
* 1984 figures are provisional

Source: for agricultural products, SITC/R2 Sections 0 & 4 and Division 22, and for cereals, SITC/R2 Division 04 in Table V of the UK Overseas Trade Statistics.