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Manufacturing Exports

Volume 173: debated on Tuesday 5 June 1990

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what were the United Kingdom manufacturing export figures for the last two years; and if he will make a statement.

Exports of manufactured goods on a balance of payments basis for the past two years were:

£ billion
Exports of manufactures have continued to grow strongly in 1990: in the first quarter they were 15 per cent. higher by value than in the same quarter a year earlier.