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Textiles: Imports

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what quantity of (a) clothing and (b) other textiles was imported from India in each year since 1997. (205688)

The following table shows data for UK imports of clothing and textiles from India.

Apparel, clothing and accessoriesTextiles, yarn, made up articles, fibre and waste

Value (£ million)

Weight (Thousand tonnes)

Value (£ million)

Weight (Thousand tonnes)

1997

272

24.8

311

122.9

1998

230

22.2

284

117.5

1999

260

26.4

254

113.3

2000

321

31.2

266

122.8

2001

349

35.9

286

117.8

2002

373

37.7

254

107.8

2003

393

39.4

253

107.2

2004

430

45.9

274

109.0

2005

606

63.7

251

96.2

2006

644

58.5

269

100.4

2007

751

70.8

289

108.6

Source: BERR using HMRC Overseas Trade Statistics.