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Economic Situation: Cumbria

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the gross value added rate was of the Cumbrian economy in each year since 1990. (127181)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell dated 19 March 2007:

As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question about Gross Value Added (GVA) of the Cumbrian economy in each year since 1990. (127181)

Regional GVA data are currently published in The Nomenclature of Units for Territorial Statistics (NUTS) regions and Cumbria is a NUTS2 region. Table A has the latest available data from 1995 to 2004.

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data prior to 1995 were published biennially at the county level. These data were last published in 1998. Table B has the data for Cumbria from 1991 and 1993.

Both data-sets are at current prices, therefore the effects of inflation are not taken into account. The data sets in Table A and Table B were calculated using different methodologies and cannot be used together to obtain a consistent time series.

Table A

Gross value added in Cumbria (£ million)

1995

4,862

1996

5,039

1997

5,157

1998

5,250

1999

5,264

2000

5,268

2001

5,429

2002

5,675

2003

6,047

2004

6,440

Table B

Gross domestic product in Cumbria (£ million)

1991

4,500

1993

4,746