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Overseas Trade

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the primary (a) imports and (b) exports are between the United Kingdom and (i) Montserrat, (ii) the Cayman Islands, (iii) the Turks and Caicos Islands, (iv) Gibraltar, (v) Tristan da Cunha, (vi) Madagascar, (vii) Bermuda, (viii) New Zealand, (ix) Australia and (x) St. Helena. (125853)

Information on the UK's primary products traded with the aforementioned countries is given in the following table:

Exports/imports

£000

Top UK exports to Montserrat

Beverages

106

Electrical machinery and apparatus and parts

89

Manufactures of metal nes.1

77

Iron and steel

75

Machinery specialized for particular industries

50

Total UK exports to Montserrat

664

Top UK imports from Montserrat

Professional scientific and controlling ins. and parts

71

Medicinal and pharmaceutical products

28

Office machines. and ADP equipment

3

Live animals other than animals of Division 03

0

Meat and meat preparations

0

Total UK imports from Montserrat

121

Top UK exports to Cayman Islands

Miscellaneous manufactured articles nes.1

3,453

Road vehicles

3,130

Medicinal and pharmaceutical products

2,016

Non-metallic mineral manufactures nes.1

1,085

Beverages

562

Total UK exports to Cayman Islands

14,662

Top UK imports from Cayman Islands

Other transport equipment (excl. road vehicles)

29,627

Photographic and optical goods, nes.1 watches and clocks

597

Meat and meat preparations

277

Office machines.1 and ADP equipment

151

Miscellaneous manufactured articles nes.1

95

Total UK imports from Cayman Islands

31,226

Top UK exports to Turks and Caicos Islands

Road vehicles

569

Beverages

373

General industrial machinery and parts

229

Essential oils and perfume materials; toilet preps. etc.

211

Manufactures of metal nes.1

192

Total UK exports to Turks and Caicos Islands

2,241

Top UK imports from Turks and Caicos Islands

Organic chemicals

65

Miscellaneous manufactured articles nes.1

18

Non-metallic mineral manufactures nes.1

5

Live animals other than animals of Division 03

0

Meat and meat preparations

0

Total UK imports from Turks and Caicos Islands

100

Top UK Exports to Gibraltar

Other transport equipment (excl. road vehicles)

93,295

Petroleum, petroleum products and related materials

46,642

Miscellaneous edible products and preparations

26,721

Road vehicles

17,459

Miscellaneous manufactured articles nes.1

8,752

Total UK exports to Gibraltar

254,586

Top UK imports from Gibraltar

Road vehicles

18,109

Furniture and parts thereof; bedding, mattresses etc.

4,272

Miscellaneous manufactured articles nes.1

1,994

Power generating machinery and equipment

971

Machinery specialized for particular industries

814

Total UK imports from Gibraltar

30,045

Top UK exports to Madagascar

Miscellaneous manufactured articles nes.1

535

Manufactures of metal nes.1

523

Power generating machinery and equipment

418

Machinery specialized for particular industries

344

Beverages

333

Total UK exports to Madagascar

4,223

Top UK imports from Madagascar

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories

22,658

Fish, crustaceans, molluscs and Aq. inverts and preps.

1,363

Crude fertilizers and crude minerals (exc. fuels etc.)

789

Sugar, sugar preparations and honey

197

Coffee, tea, cocoa, spices and manufactures thereof

189

Total UK imports from Madagascar

25,771

Top UK exports to Bermuda

Medicinal and pharmaceutical products

1,919

Miscellaneous manufactured articles nes.1

1,879

Manufactures of metal nes.1

1,538

Electrical machinery and apparatus and parts

1,488

Beverages

1,347

Total UK exports to Bermuda

19,580

Top UK imports from Bermuda

Other transport equipment (excl. road vehicles)

63,920

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories

4,870

Vegetables and fruit

2,598

Office machines and ADP equipment

492

Electrical machinery and apparatus and parts

484

Total UK imports from Bermuda

73,687

Top UK exports to New Zealand

Miscellaneous manufactured articles nes.1

43,922

Road vehicles

41,718

Power generating machinery and equipment

37,028

Medicinal and pharmaceutical products

32,655

Machinery specialized for particular industries

23,460

Total UK exports to New Zealand

364,334

Top UK imports from New Zealand

Meat and meat preparations

229,276

Beverages

80,260

Vegetables and fruit

56,807

Textile fibres not manufactured and their waste etc.

30,238

Miscellaneous manufactured articles nes.1

26,124

Total UK imports from New Zealand

610,229

Top UK exports to Australia

Medicinal and pharmaceutical products

440,157

Miscellaneous manufactured articles nes.1

314,697

Road vehicles

186,669

Machinery specialized for particular industries

139,227

Power generating machinery and equipment

132,142

Total UK exports to Australia

2,420,322

Top UK imports from Australia

Beverages

446,965

Coal, coke and briquettes

296,463

Non-metallic mineral manufactures nes.1

241,428

Non-ferrous metals

228,947

Metalliferous ores and metal scrap

129,223

Total UK imports from Australia

2,141,266

Top UK exports to St. Helena2

Petroleum, petroleum products and related materials

1,131

Road vehicles

1,085

Professional scientific and controlling ins. and parts

951

Telecoms and sound recording equipment and apparatus

553

Manufactures of metal nes.1

472

Total UK exports to St. Helena

8,946

Top UK imports from St. Helena2

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories

307

Miscellaneous manufactured articles nes.1

241

Professional scientific and controlling ins. and parts

72

General industrial machinery and parts

66

Photographic and optical goods, nes.1 watches and clocks

52

Total UK imports from St. Helena

972

1 Not elsewhere specified in the classification.

2 Includes trade with Tristan da Cunha.

Source:

Compiled by DTI from H M Revenue and Customs data.