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Finished Manufactures

Volume 113: debated on Wednesday 25 March 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing for 1957, 1967, 1973, 1979, 1985 and 1986 imports and exports of finished manufactures as a percentage of manufacturing output and of gross domestic product.

Because trade in finished manufactures is not available on the same classification as output data, it is not possible to make a direct comparison; however, the following table should be of assistance:

1 Finished manufactures as percentage of total 2manufacturesTrade as percentage of total sales of manufactured 3 productsContribution of manufacturing industry3 to GDP percentage
198663 962·1435·5429·4..
1 Standard International Trade Classification (SITC), sections 7 and 8.
2 SITC sections 5 to 8.
3 Standard Industrial Classification, divisions 2 to 4; this includes output of food manufacturing industry, whereas food manufactures are not covered in SITC sections 5 to 8.
4 1986 January to year ending June 1986.
.. Not readily available.

Sources: Department of Trade and Industry; Central Statistical Office.