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Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the value of UK exports to (a) the area controlled by the government of the Republic of Cyprus and (b) the Turkish-occupied northern region of Cyprus was in the last 12-month period for which figures are available. (167729)

The latest data from HM Revenue and Customs state that UK exports to the Republic of Cyprus were valued at £1.02 billion in 2006. Roughly 60 per cent. of these exports were in telecommunications and sound recording apparatus.

The latest Turkish Cypriot figures for UK exports to northern Cyprus are for 2005. They state that in 2005, northern Cyprus imported US$101 million (£55.5 million at 2005 exchange rates) of goods from the UK. In the same period UK figures for exports to the Republic of Cyprus were £356 million.