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Machine Tools

Volume 229: debated on Thursday 22 July 1993

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To ask the President of the Board of Trade what were the sales of machine tools in the United Kingdom in (a) 1990 and (b) 1992.

Sales of machine tools in the United Kingdom, estimated from CSO figures for sales by United Kingdom manufacturers minus exports plus imports, were (a) £1,304 million in 1990 and (b) £944 million (provisional estimate) in 1992.However these figures include sales of machine tools, parts and associated equipment. The Machine Tools Technologies Association estimates that sales of machine tools alone were

(a) £974 million in 1990 and (b) £675 million in 1992.