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Trade Deficit

Volume 115: debated on Tuesday 28 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what are the latest annual figures for each of 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985 and 1986 for the (a) deficit in manufactured trade between Britain and Japan, (b) deficit in manufactured trade between Britain and the EEC, (c) deficit in manufactured trade between members of the European Economic Community and Japan and (d) deficit in manufactured trade between West Germany and Britain.

The information is in the following table.

Balance of Trade in Manufactures1 (ECU billions2)
United Kingdom trade with:EC (12) trade with:
JapanEC (12)F. R. GermanyJapan
19701·5-0·2-0·6
1975-0·70·2-1·3-3·4
1980-2·1-1·9-3·4-9·8
1985-5·7-17·1-10·3-19·8
1986-6·1-16·7-10·3-23·6
1 Standard International Trade Classification Divisions 5 to 8.
2 1 ECU = approximately £0·42(1970);£0·56(1975);£0·60(1980); £0·59 (1985); and £0·67 (1986).

Source: Eurostat.