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Manufacturing Trade (Deficits)

Volume 79: debated on Monday 20 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what were the deficits in manufacturing trade with Germany and Japan, respectively, at the most recent annual period for which figures are available; and what were the comparable deficits or surpluses in the same period five and 10 years previously.

Trade with individual countries is available only on the Overseas Trade Statistics basis with imports, but not exports, valued inclusive of insurance and freight charges. The crude balance calculated on this basis are in the table.

United Kingdom Crude Balance of Trade in Manufactures*£ Million Overseas Trade Statistics Basis
F R GermanyJapan
12 Months ending:
March 1975-889-286
March 1980-2,612-999
March 1985-5,227-2978
* Standard International Trade Classification, sections 5 to 8