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Overseas Trade

Volume 495: debated on Wednesday 1 July 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the monetary value of trade between the UK and Saudi Arabia in the last five years. (283313)

The data requested are shown in the following table:

£ million

UK exports of goods to Saudi Arabia

UK exports of services to Saudi Arabia

UK imports of goods from Saudi Arabia

UK imports of services from Saudi Arabia

2004

1,611

2,246

1,158

688

2005

1,559

2,219

1,714

570

2006

1,644

2,701

1,232

670

2007

1,857

3,020

821

693

2008

2,189

672

Sources:

ONS monthly review of external trade statistics and UK Balance of Payments Pink Book

Geographical estimates of trade in services in 2008 are expected to be available at the end of July.

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the monetary value of trade between the UK and Lebanon in the last five years. (283314)

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

£ million

UK exports of goods to Lebanon

UK imports of goods from Lebanon

2004

210

17

2005

212

20

2006

208

20

2007

224

42

2008

304

47

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 Lebanon

UK imports of services from Lebanon

2006

57

19

2007

54

21