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Trade Balance

Volume 208: debated on Wednesday 20 May 1992

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give for each month since January 1990 the revisions to the balance of trade from which the average figure of £30 million per month, referred to in his answer of 18 November 1991, Official Report, columns 26–27, was derived, giving the figures in each case.

[holding answer 18 May 1992]: The provisional and revised figures for the visible trade balance are given together with the differences between the two. Irrespective of sign these differences average £30 million per month.

Visible trade balance (£ million)
ProvisionalRevised1Difference irrespective of sign
1990
January-1,979-2,02041
February-1,395-1,3941
March-2,176-2,08690
April-1,780-1,80424
May-1,522-1,5286
June-1,555-1,5627
July-1,691-1,68011
August-1,128-1,19971
September-845-81332
October-1,079-1,06415
November-971-9809
December-844-85511
1991
January-1,228-1,28355
February-692-72735
March-932-83696
April-839-8372
May-923-9221
June-377-3770
July-565-60641
August-743-79653
1 As published one month later.