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Volume 400: debated on Tuesday 25 February 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what is the (a) value of imports the UK received from Burma and (b) the nature of these imports in 2002. [88773]

[holding answer 8 January 2003]: I have been asked to reply.According to figures published by HM Customs and Excise, UK imports of goods from Burma in 2002 were as follows:

Fish, (not marine mammals), crustaceans, molluscs and aquatic invertebrates and preparations thereof8,310
Vegetables and fruit485
Coffee, tea, cocoa, spices, and manufactures thereof7
Oil seeds and oleaginous fruit10
Cork and wood979
Pulp and waste paper121
Cork and wood manufactures (excluding furniture)1,302
Textile yarn, fabrics, made-up articles, nes and related products49
Manufactures of metals, nes14
Power generating machinery and equipment1,225
Machinery specialised for particular industries1
General industrial machinery and equipment, nes and machine parts, nes2
Office machines and automatic data processing machines1
Electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances, nes and electrical parts thereof (including non-electrical counterparts, nes, of electrical household type equipment)2
Transport equipment other than road vehicles29




Prefabricated buildings; sanitary, plumbing and lighting fixtures and fittings, nes6
Furniture and parts thereof; bedding, mattresses, supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings1,437
Articles of apparel and clothing accessories50,177
Professional, scientific and controlling instruments and apparatus, nes1
Miscellaneous manufactured articles, nes94
Commodities and transactions not elsewhere classified66

nes = not elsewhere specified


Products are classified according to the Standard International Trade Classification (revision 3).