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West Germany

Volume 115: debated on Wednesday 6 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations Her Majesty's Government have made to the Government of the Federal German Republic concerning the imbalance of trade between the United Kingdom and West Germany; and if he will publish in the Official Report a table comparing the United Kingdom deficit in trade in manufactures with West Germany and with Japan as a total and per head of the population of the relevant exporting country.

Trade matters are frequently discussed with our partners in the Community, including the Federal German Republic, which is the second biggest market for our exports.The statistical information requested is in the table:

United Kingdom Trade in Manufactures1 1986
Trade balancePer head2
£ million£
Trade with:
Federal Republic of Germany-6,714110


1 Standard International Trade Classification Sections 5 to 8

2 ie. per head of population of Germany and Japan respectively.


UK Overseas Trade Statistics

OECD Main Economic Indicators