asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the total value of exports to sub-Saharan Africa during 1984; if he will give a breakdown of the main items; and what was the total value of all United Kingdom exports to, and imports from, sub-Saharan Africa during 1984 or the last year for which figures are available.
In 1984 United Kingdom exports to, and imports from sub-Saharan Africa were valued at £1,727 million (fob) and £1,794 million (cif) respectively. 85 per cent. of United Kingdom exports were of manufactured goods. Information on individual commodities could only be provided at disproportionate cost.
Source: United Kingdom Overseas Trade Statistics.
(i) 1984 figures are provisional. (ii) sub-Saharan Africa excludes South Africa