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Volume 81: debated on Friday 28 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the estimate of the percentage of world trade in manufactures in 1984; and how this compares with the percentage in the United Kingdom.

The United Kingdom share of exports of manufactures by the main manufacturing countries is estimate to have been 7ยท6 per cent. in 1984. The MMCs account for about three quarters of world trade in manufactures.