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Australia: Overseas Trade

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the monetary value of trade between the UK and (a) Queensland, (b) New South Wales and (c) Western Australia was in each of the last five years for which figures are available. (256590)

The United Kingdom does not produce statistics on trade with sub-national parts of other countries. The Australian Government publishes some data on trade between the UK and individual Australian states and territories, for example at:

http://www.dfat.gov.au/publications/stats-pubs/trade_state_and_territory.html

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the monetary value of (a) exports from the UK to Australia and (b) imports from Australia to the UK was in each of the last five years for which figures are available. (256591)

I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave him on 8 December 2008, Official Report, column 23W.

On 10 February 2009, the Office for National Statistics published its first estimates of trade in goods for 2008: UK exports of goods to Australia were worth £3,091 million and UK imports of goods were worth £2,378 million. Figures for UK trade in services with Australia in 2008 are due to be published in the late summer.