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Volume 210: debated on Thursday 25 June 1992

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To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many British companies export 70 per cent. or more of their production; and how many of these have received the Queen's award to industry.

Complete information on individual United Kingdom companies' exports and turnover is not collected by central Government. However, the table shows those companies who were among the United Kingdom's top 100 exporters and whose exports represented more than 70 per cent. of their total United Kingdom turnover in 1990. All these companies, with the exception of Siebe plc, have won a Queen's award for export or technology.

United Kingdom companies exporting more than 70 per cent. of total United Kingdom turnover1
CompanyExports 1990 (£ million)Percentage of United Kingdom turnover
Rolls Royce242,347.070.7
J. C. Bamford4277.373.9
Catepillar UK5250.381.8
Associated Octel4205.084.2
De La Rue6147.974.0
Allied Colloids6140.177.4
Amersham International6114.776.6
1 Based on top 100 United Kingdom exporters in 1990.
2 Incorporates NEI PLC.
3 Year ended 31 July 1990.
4 Year ended 31 December 1990.
5 Year ended 30 November 1990.
6 Year ended 31 March 1991.

Source: Financial Times.