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Iron and Steel: China

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 10 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what the (a) quantity and (b) monetary value of (i) iron and (ii) steel was exported from Wales to China in the last five years; (315792)

(2) what proportion of exports from Wales (a) in total and (b) to China was accounted for by exports of (i) iron and (ii) steel in each of the last five years.

The following table shows the total quantity and monetary value of iron and steel exports from Wales both in total and to China for each of the last five years. Figures for iron and steel are not available separately.

Iron and steel accounted for the following proportions of (a) total exports and (b) exports to China:

Percentage

(a) Total exports

(b) Exports to China

Year to Q3 2005

13.5

16.8

Year to Q3 2006

13.2

13.0

Year to Q3 2007

16.5

17.7

Year to Q3 2008

17.2

18.3

Year to Q3 2009

14.0

8.5