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Fuel Exports And Imports

Volume 164: debated on Friday 12 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he will provide the latest available equivalent figures about fuel exports and imports to those given in the tables in his answers of 9 November, Official Report, column 767 and 19 December 1989, Official Report, columns 118 arid 119.

The equivalent information for fuel exports and imports for the 11 months to November 1989 following my previous answers on 9 November and 19 December is as follows:

Table 1
January to November 1989
Thousand tonnes
Exports (fob)
Coal1,890
Oil163,320

Thousand tonnes

Imports (cif)

Coal10,918
Gas213,726
Oil53,636

1 Contains a small amount of natural gas exports.

2 Coal equivalent.

Notes:

The volume figures are in thousand tonnes. For oil this is consistent with the basis used in Overseas Trade Statistics publications. However if figures are required on a common basis then the oil figures should be multiplied by a factor of 1·7 to convert them to thousand tonnes of coal equivalent.

Provisional data for the whole of 1989 should be available in mid-February.

Table 2

January to November 1989

£ million at 1985 prices

2

Exports (fob)

Coal73
Oil

110,820

Imports (cif)

Coal584
Gas1,032
Oil8,648

1 Contains a small amount of natural gas exports.

2 Figures at 1985 constant prices have been derived by applying the unit value for exports in 1985 to the relevant volumes in 1989. The figures for gas are estimated.

Note:

Provisional data for the whole of 1989 should be available in mid-February.