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Manufactured Goods

Volume 124: debated on Monday 7 December 1987

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To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) what information he has as to what percentage of the original six members of the European Economic Community's imports of manufactured goods came from the United Kingdom in the most recent annual period for which figures are available; and what was the comparable percentage in 1972;(2) what percentage of the United Kingdom's imports of manufactured goods came from the original six members of the European Economic Community in the most recent annual period for which figures are available; and what was the comparable percentage in 1972.

The information is in the table.

Share of United Kingdom imports from EC(6)Share of EC(6) imports from United Kingdom
per cent.per cent.
1972346·1
1986497·1
12 months to October 198748ֵ
ֵ Not available. The share in the 12 months ending March 1987 is estimated to be 7·2 per cent.

Sources: United Kingdom Overseas Trade Statistics, OECD.