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China: Motorcycles

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many motorcycles manufactured in China of 50cc and under were imported into the UK in each year since 1997. (139695)

The following table shows HM Revenue and Customs' overseas trade statistics for the value and number of UK imports from China of motorcycles, including mopeds, with engines of 50cc or less:

£ million

Number

1997

0.006

11

1998

0.07

240

1999

0.19

739

2000

0.40

2,131

2001

0.36

2,366

2002

0.85

6,385

2003

2.63

43,933

2004

6.52

68,022

2005

10.10

111,659

2006

4.21

49,498