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Overseas Trade

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 21 January 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the value of trade between the UK and (a) Israel and (b) Palestine was in 2007-08. (249671)

[holding answer 20 January 2009]: UK exports of goods to Israel, as recorded in the HMRC Overseas Trade Statistics, were worth £1,243 million in 2007 and £1,088 million in the first 10 months of 2008; UK imports of goods from Israel were worth £1,058 million and £960 million respectively. As published in the ONS Balance of Payments Pink Book, in 2007 UK exports of services to Israel were worth £475 million and UK imports of services from Israel were worth £305 million.

UK exports of goods to the Occupied Palestinian Territories, as recorded in the HMRC Overseas Trade Statistics, were worth £876,000 in 2007 and £2,443,000 in the first 10 months of 2008; UK imports of goods from the Occupied Palestinian Territories were worth £958,000 and £901,000 respectively. No figures are available for trade in services.