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Mechanical Engineering Products

Volume 82: debated on Tuesday 2 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what was the average value per tonne of total United Kingdom imports of mechanical engineering products; and what information he has as to how this figure compares with the average value per tonne of total imports of mechanical engineering products into France, West Germany, Italy and Sweden in the years 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980 and 1983;(2) what was the average value per tonne of total United Kingdom exports of mechanical engineering products; and what information he has as to how this figure compares with the average value per tonne of total exports of mechanical engineering products from France, West Germany, Italy and Sweden in the years 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980 and 1983.

[pursuant to his reply, 1 July 1985, c. 3]: Data for 1960 are not readily available. The figures for the other years are in the table.

Mechanical Engineering Products Average value per tonne traded (US $)
19651970197519801983
Imports
United Kingdom2,6302,7404,2507,3305,870
France1,8202,2904,0706,2605,400
Federal Republic of Germany1,7501,9803,6605,5604,730
Italy1,8102,2504,5606,8106,030
Sweden1,9002,3104,3106,8905,830
Exports
United Kingdom1,6202,3203,4506,5905,550
France1,6401,8604,2706,0305,070
Federal Republic of Germany2,2602,8405,7308,9707,740
Italy1,8902,2404,1405,9205,420
Sweden1,6502,1304,7807,1305,610

Source: OECD.