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Trade: Barbados

Volume 465: debated on Thursday 25 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the value was of (a) imports and (b) exports of (i) goods and (ii) services between Barbados and the United Kingdom in each of the last 10 years for which information is available. (161081)

The information is as follows.

(i) Overseas Trade Statistics recorded data for UK trade in goods with Barbados are shown in the following table:

£ million

UK imports of goods from Barbados

UK exports of goods to Barbados

1997

30.9

37.2

1998

28.3

42.5

1999

21.5

43.4

2000

24.5

51.2

2001

40.2

55.7

2002

25.0

39.6

2003

20.9

52.3

2004

20.0

42.2

2005

23.0

55.6

2006

19.9

47.0

(ii) Data on trade in services are not available for the full 10 years requested. table 9.13 of the UK Balance of Payments “Pink Book 2007” gives the following figures for UK trade in services with Barbados:

£ million

UK imports of services from Barbados

UK exports of services to Barbados

2005

695

53

2006

832

55