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Manufacturing Industry

Volume 113: debated on Wednesday 1 April 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 the United Kingdom share of European Economic Community exports of goods in Standard Industrial Trade Classifications 5, 6, 7 and 8. respectively, in 1979, 1985 and the latest period of 12 months for which figures are available; and what information he has as to how these compare with the share held by Germany, France and Italy.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing for each year from 1957 gross and net domestic fixed capital formation by manufacturing industry at current and at 1980 prices.

[pursuant to his reply, 30 March 1987, c. 361]: The requested information is shown in the following table:

Gross and net domestic fixed capital formation by manufacturing industry at current and 1980 prices
£ million
YearGDFCFNDFCF
Current prices1980 pricesCurrent prices1980 prices
19578845,0204382,557
19588634,7413872,172
19598474,6573551,982
19601,0165,5424952,741
19611,2446,5926723,630
19621,1816,1185632,990
19631,0585,2863982,013
19641,2215,9815142,563
19651,4136,6376383,043
19661,4836,6746372,887
19671,4136,3225242,349
19681,5696,7986162,641
19691,7747,4127293,057
19702,0897,9669013,395
19712,1027,2767272,496
19721,9686,3314341,377
19732,3566,7925971,675
19743,0627,4358922,132
19753,4586,7816871,304
(3,646)(7,138)
19763,9106,475541851
(4,146)(6,844)
19774,7306,7747341,001
(5,083)(7,254)
19785,6247,2211,0331,291
(6,169)(7,905)
19796,5157,4961,2431,399
(7,154)(8,230)
19806,4786,478237237
(7,313)(7,313)
19815,3184,865-1,536-1,447
(6,236)(5,697)
19825,4804,704-1,822-1,629
(6,522)(5,600)
19835,8544,780-1,810-1,562
(6,820)(5,558)
19847,3415,762-675-595
(8,429)(6,599)
19857,9505,852-651-524
(9,498)(6,971)

Notes:

  • 1. Except for the figures in brackets, which include leased assets, the table excludes expenditure on assets leased to manufacturers from the financial industries, since this information is not available for net domestic fixed capital formation nor, before 1975, for gross domestic fixed capital formation. Prior to 1975 finance leasing to manufacturers is thought to have been small or negligible.
  • 2. Figures of net domestic fixed capital formation for 1986 are not yet available.
  • Sources: Business Statistics Office, Central Statistical Office and CSO Blue Book.

    asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry in which years since 1957 gross fixed investment in plant and machinery in manufacturing industry in real terms has exceeded the 1979 level; and if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing on the basis of 1979 = 100 the amount of real investment in plant and machinery in each year since 1957 by manufacturing industry.

    [pursuant to his reply, 30 March 1987, c. 361]: Gross fixed investment on plant and machinery at 1980 prices has not exceeded the 1979 level in any year in the period from 1957.

    Index of gross fixed investment in plant and machinery in manufacturing industry at 1980 prices (including assets leased to manufacturers from the financial industries) 1979 = 100

    Year

    Index

    195751
    195849
    195949
    196057
    196168
    196263
    196356
    196463
    196570
    196672
    196770
    196876
    196980
    197091
    197183
    197272
    197379
    197490
    197588
    197686
    197789
    197894
    1979100
    198093
    198174
    198272
    198373
    198485
    198590
    198685

    Note: Expenditure on assets leased to manufacturers from the financial industries is included from 1975. Prior to this date no figures are available for such expenditure which is thought to be small or negligible.

    Source: Business Statistics Office.