To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will give a breakdown of exports between 1979 and 1989, showing which discrete sectors have increased the value of their exports in real terms.
[holding answer 20 July 1990]: Annual figures for United Kingdom exports volumes indices by commodity type are given on an SITC basis in tables B7-B12 of the Central Statistical Office's monthly review of external trade statistics. Annual supplement No. 10 gives years to 1988, including 1979; issue No. 174 gives data for 1989. These publications are held by the House of Commons Library. In 49 out of 52 sectors in the above review there have been increases in export volume.