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Metals: Exports

Volume 473: debated on Friday 14 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the value of scrap metal exports was in each of the last three years; and what the main destinations of those experts were over that period. (193805)

The following figures taken from HMRC Overseas Trade Statistics give the value of UK exports of waste and scrap (largely of ferrous metal, copper, aluminium, precious metal, nickel and tin) to selected countries.

£ million

2005

2006

2007

World total

1,631

2,335

2,691

Belgium

84

140

161

France

80

118

144

Germany

116

231

238

Spain

260

287

305

Rest of European Union

150

281

334

China

223

417

452

India

219

121

154

Turkey

84

245

227

United States

108

130

95

Rest of World

308

366

580