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Manufactured Imports And Exports

Volume 129: debated on Wednesday 9 March 1988

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44.

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what has been the growth in manufactured imports and exports in the last 12 months and in the last eight years.

The information is as follows:

Change in the volume of trade in manufactures in the last twelve months
Overseas trade statistics basis seasonally adjusted 1980 = 100
Import volumeExport volume
Index, February 1986 to January 1987148·8114·6
Index, February 1987 to January 1988165·4124·1
Percentage change+11+8½
Volume of trade in manufactures 1980–1987
Overseas trade statistics basis 1980 = 100
Import volume indexExport volume index
1980100·0100·0
198197·994·4
1982107·396·4
1983121·495·8
1984133·9104·5
1985140·6110·8
1986148·2114·1
1987162·6123·8