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Video Games

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the monetary value of (a) video game exports and (b) video game imports was in each year from 2001 to 2008. (293981)

Full figures are not separately identifiable for trade in video games as a whole: royalties, licence fees and trade in services associated with video games are not separately identifiable; nor are trade in goods figures for video games not for use with a television receiver. The figures in the following table are for trade in goods for video games for use with a television receiver (Harmonised System code 950410) recorded in the overseas trade statistics.

£ million

Exports

Imports

2001

71

216

2002

139

465

2003

104

387

2004

68

283

2005

86

285

2006

114

516

2007

182

1,026

2008

220

1,140