asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the current value of United Kingdom investments in South Africa; and if he will compare this with the equivalent figures in real terms in 1979.
Information is available only in respect of the book value of United Kingdom direct investment in South Africa at end 1981, which was £2,826 million.
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the value in real terms and in volume terms of United Kingdom exports to and imports from South Africa in each of the last 10 years; and what were the principal categories in each case.
Volume data for individual countries are not available. Information relating to value is as follows:
|Value £ million|
|United Kingdom exports (fob)||670||632||565||659||716||998||1,220||1,191||1,111||1,205|
|United Kingdom imports (cif)||633||714||1,015||911||649||756||649||746||765||726|
|Position in Order of Four Principal Commodities Exported to South Africa in Period|
|Machinery specialized for particular industries||3||4||3||2||2||2||2||4|
|General industrial machinery and equipment||2||2||2||3||3||4||3||3|
|Power generating machinery||—||3||—||4||4||3||—||—|
|Office machines and data processing equipment||—||—||—||—||—||—||4||2|
|Miscellaneous electrical machinery and appliances||4||—||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|Position in Order of Four Principal Commodities Imported from South Africa in Period|
|Metalliferous ores and metal scrap||2||2||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|Fruit and vegetables||3||3||2||2||2||2||2||2|
|Miscellaneous non-metallic mineral manufactures||1||1||—||3||—||—||4||—|
|Pulp and waste paper||—||—||—||—||4||4||—||4|
|Iron and steel||—||—||4||—||—||—||—||—|
Source: Data corresponding to Tables II (imports) and V (exports) in the United Kingdom Overseas Trade Statistics.
Notes: (i) 1984 figures are provisional.
(ii) all figures are on the current Standard International Trade Classification (Revision 2) basis.