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Zimbabwe: Overseas Trade

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the monetary value of trade between the UK and Zimbabwe was in the last five years. (269490)

Data on recorded trade in goods with Zimbabwe are shown in the following table:

£ million

UK exports of goods to Zimbabwe

UK imports of goods from Zimbabwe

2004

26

48

2005

22

44

2006

20

27

2007

23

20

2008

21

37

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 2008 were:

£ million

UK exports of services to Zimbabwe

UK imports of services from Zimbabwe

2006

21

31

2007

32

37