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Frozen Food

Volume 81: debated on Monday 17 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the value and tonnage of quick frozen food exports and imports, respectively, to and from other European Economic Community countries during each of the past five years.

Total quick frozen food products are not readily identifiable in the Overseas Trade Statistics. Such information as is identifiable for particular types of frozen food is given in the tables.

Table 1: Frozen fish (excluding crustaceans and molluscs)

United Kingdom Imports

United Kingdom Exports

*

Weight

Value

*

Weight

Value

198030342422
198135371716
198246532929
198337482217
198442532218

* Weight=thousand metric tonnes

Value=£ million

Source: data corresponding to SITC/R2 Sub-groups 034·2, 034·4, 037·1 (part), and Items 054·61, 058·61, 058·62 and 098·09 (part) in the United Kingdom Overseas Trade Statistics.

Notes:

(i) the European Community is defined throughout in terms of current membership.

(ii) United Kingdom imports are valued cif. exports are valued fob.

(iii) 1984 figures are provisional.

Table 2: Frozen fruit

United Kingdom Imports

United Kingdom Exports

*

Weight

Value

*

Weight

Value

19803276
19813265
19826454
19837543
19846433

* Weight=thousand metric tonnes

Value=£ million

Source: data corresponding to SITC/R2 Sub-groups 034·2, 034·4, 037·1 (part), and Items 054·61, 058·61, 058·62 and 098·09 (part) in the United Kingdom Overseas Trade Statistics.

Notes:

(i) the European Community is defined throughout in terms of current membership.

(ii) United Kingdom imports are valued cif. exports are valued fob.

(iii) 1984 figures are provisional.

Table 3: Frozen vegetables

United Kingdom Imports

United Kingdom Exports

*

Weight

Value

*

Weight

Value

198040143314
198167232612
1982118472413
1983139552513
1984137622415

* Weight=thousand metric tonnes

Value=£ million

Source: data corresponding to SITC/R2 Sub-groups 034·2, 034·4, 037·1 (part), and Items 054·61, 058·61, 058·62 and 098·09 (part) in the United Kingdom Overseas Trade Statistics.

Notes:

(i) the European Community is defined throughout in terms of current membership.

(ii) United Kingdom imports are valued cif. exports are valued fob.

(iii) 1984 figures are provisional.