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West Germany

Volume 82: debated on Wednesday 10 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will publish in the Official Report the value of imports and exports of manufactures from and to Germany each year since 1970 and in 1985 to date at an annual rate, together wih the import and export values for manufactures.

The figures in the table are on the overseas trade statistics basis, with insurance and freight costs included in the imports but not the exports. Balance of payments figures, with imports and exports both valued exclusive of freight and insurance, are not available. Annualised data are unreliable as a guide to the outcome of the year.

United Kingdom Trade in Manufactures*Overseas Trade Statistics Basis £ billion
Trade with:
Federal Republic of GermanyWorld
ImportsExportsImportsExports
19700·50·44·66·8
19710·60·44·97·7
19720·80·56·08·1
19731·30·68·710·0
19741·70·811·713·3
19751·71·012·516·0
19762·51·416·520·6
19773·21·920·725·8
19784·12·224·428·0
19795·32·829·730·9
19805·13·131·234·8
19815·33·232·034·9
19826·73·437·137·3
19838·93·944·940·1
198410·04·952·946·7
†198511·65·661·053·6
* Standard International Trade Classification, section 5 to 8.
† January to May at an annual rate.

Source: Overseas Trade Statistics.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing the value of imports from and exports to Germany of finished manufactures each year since 1970 and in 1985 to date at an annual rate.

The figures in the table are on the overseas trade statistics basis, with insurance and freight costs included in the imports but not the exports. Balance of payments figures, with imports and exports both valued exclusive of freight and insurance, are not available. Annualised data are unreliable as a guide to the outcome for the year.

United Kingdom Trade with Federal Republic of Germany in Finished Manufactures

*

£ million

Exports

Imports

1970245330
1971274401
1972302536
1973390827
1974465975
19756331,102
19768781,584
19771,1622,117
19781,4202,775
19791,7163,660
19802,0043,336
19812,0873,518
19822,2334,582
19832,5756,221
19843,1756,789
† 19853,6108,067

* Standard International Trade Classification, section 7 and 8.

† January to May at an annual rate.

Source: Overseas Trade Statistics.