To ask the Prime Minister if he will publish a table showing, for each of the years 1965 to 1991, the Department of Trade and Industry and the International Monetary Fund indices of trade-weighted relative export unit values base on the second half of 1973 = 100, estimated where necessary on the basis of movements in the rate of exchange since the quarter in which the figures for other countries were last made available.
The Department of Trade and Industry does not produce a relative export unit value series. The information from the International Monetary Fund series is in the table. Data for 1991 are not available.
|United Kingdom relative1export unit value index—UVI— for manufactured goods|
|1 United Kingdom's UVI of manufactured goods compared with an export·weighted average of 16 major competitors, in common currency.|