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Imports: Namibia

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the value of imports from Namibia to the UK was in (a) 2001 and (b) 2006; and what the top three products imported were by (i) volume and (ii) value. (126971)

UK imports of goods to Namibia were worth about £316.5 million in 2001 and £346.6 million in 2006 on an Overseas Trade Statistics basis. Figures for trade in services with Namibia are not available.

The Standard International Trade Classification divisions with the largest UK imports from Namibia are shown in the following tables:

(a)(i) By weight in 2001

Tonnes

01: Meat and meat preparations

8,589

03: Fish, crustaceans, molluscs etc.

2,868

28: Metalliferous ores and metal scrap

1,595

(a)(ii) By value in 2001

£ million

66: Non-metallic mineral manufactures nes

238.9

28: Metalliferous ores and metal scrap

43.1

01: Meat and meat preparations

29.0

(b)(i) By weight in 2006

Tonnes

24: Cork and wood

5,250

01: Meat and meat preparations

3,524

03: Fish, crustaceans, molluscs etc

1,568

(b)(ii) By value in 2006

£ million

66: Non-metallic mineral manufactures nes

327.6

01 : Meat and meat preparations

11.7

24: Cork and wood

1.8

Notes: 1..nes: not elsewhere specified. 2. For UK imports from Namibia, non-metallic mineral manufactures nes are primarily diamonds. Source: HMRC Overseas Trade Statistics.