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Manufactures (Statistics)

Volume 79: debated on Friday 17 May 1985

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asked the Secretary for Trade and Industry if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing for each year since 1980 and the latest month for which figures are available the United Kingdom export price index for manufactures on local currency terms and similar figures for principal industrial countries, together with such equivalent information as is available to him about (a) Norway, (b) Sweden, (c) Austria, (d) Switzerland and (e) Finland, respectively.

The available information is in the table.

Exports of Manufactures Unit Value Indices (in Local Currency)
1980=100
1981198219831984March 1985
United Kingdom107·1114·9125·5135·5146·3
USA112·4119·2120·4121·4
France111·6129·0143·0159·5
Germany (FR)105·6112·4113·9116·9
Italy119·7137·1146·8159·5
Netherlands113·7117·8117·9126·0
Belgium/Luxemburg108·5123·4131·3138·9
Sweden109·0122·5137·5147·7
Switzerland107·9114·0118·6124·2
Canada108·0110·1108·3109·8
Japan102·9108·8101·7101·6
Norway106·6109·9118·1129·2
Austria105·9110·5110·2114·4
Finland*111·0120·0127·0*133·0
* 1984 is based on three quarters average.
† Not available.

Sources: United Kingdom—Department of Trade and Industry

Finland—United Nations

All other countries—International Monetary Fund