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European Community (Exports)

Volume 84: debated on Monday 21 October 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the amount of food and wine sent from the EEC to the Soviet Union, and eastern Europe, respectively, in the most recent annual period for which figures are available; and what were the comparable figures in each of the previous five years.

The information requested for the period 1976–1983 and 1984 is contained in replies given by my predecessor on 25 March 1985 at column 1–2 and 13 June 1985 at column 526–27 respectively. Figures are now available for the exports of wine in 1984; these record 72 thousand tonnes exported to the Soviet Union and 14 thousand tonnes to the rest of eastern Europe. Provisional information for the first half of 1985 is contained in the table.

European community exports of the main agricultural commodities to the Soviet Union and eastern Europe, January-June 1985 (provisional)*
Soviet Union '000 tonnesEastern Europe (excluding USSR) '000 tonnes
Wheat Flouroooo
Wholemilk powder1oo
Skimmed milk powder0oo
Condensed milkoooo
Butter and butteroil155oo
Beef and veal06

Soviet Union '000 tonnes

Eastern Europe (excluding USSR) '000 tonnes

Sugar, total (white equivalent) of which refinedoo1

Source: Eurostat

* relates to EC10 but excludes exports from Italy in June and from Greece in May and June.

GDR, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania.

including raw sugar, converted to white sugar: 1 tonne raw sugar = ·92 tonnes white sugar.

oo—less than 500 tonnes.

n.a.—not available.