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Overseas Trade: Somalia

Volume 481: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the volume of trade between the UK and Somalia was in each of the last five years. (228208)

Data on recorded trade in goods with Somalia are shown in the following table.

£ million

UK export of goods to Somalia

UK import of goods from Somalia

2003

3.6

0.1

2004

7.1

0.0

2005

1.9

0.1

2006

0.8

0.1

2007

0.9

0.2

Source:

HMRC Overseas Trade Statistics.

Estimates of trade in services are not available for the full five years. ONS data published in the UK Balance of Payments Pink Book 2007 were as follows:

£ million

UK export of services to Somalia

UK import of services from Somalia

2005

1

1

2006

1

1