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Industrial Output

Volume 87: debated on Monday 18 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what percentage of total United Kingdom manufacturing industrial output is represented by (a) automobiles and (b) electronics in 1979 and each of the subsequent years for which statistics are available.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what percentage of the national output of manufacturing industry is represented by the largest 100 companies in (a) 1955, (b) 1970, (c) 1979 and (d) 1984.

Figures provided in the following table relate to the manufacturing activity of the largest 100 enterprises in the private sector, defined in terms of their employment in manufacturing. Estimates for 1983 and 1984 are not yet available. No comparable figures exist for years prior to 1970.

Share of Total Manufacturing Activity accounted for by the Largest 100 Private Sector Enterprises
Net Output (per cent.)
197036
197937
198237

Source: Annual census of production; Business Monitor PA 1002.