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Roads: Snow and Ice

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 10 February 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much rock salt for use on roads was exported from the UK between 1 November 2009 and 18 January 2010. (316893)

Trade data are available on a monthly basis. The latest HMRC Overseas Trade Statistics cover November 2009. The figures for salt are shown in the following table.

Tonnes

November 2009

CN codes

Exports

Imports

2501: Salt including table salt and denatured salt, pure sodium chloride whether or not in aqueous solution, sea water

28,728

15,280

Of which:

25010010: Sea water and salt liquors

504

425

25010031: Common salt etc. for chemical transformation (separation of sodium from chlorine) for the manufacture of other products

21

96

25010051: Common salt denatured or for industrial uses, other than preservation or preparation of foodstuffs for human or animal consumption

13,275

10,439

25010091: Common salt etc., other than for chemical, denatured or industrial uses, salt suitable for human consumption

5,665

2,509

25010099: Common salt etc., other than for chemical, denatured or industrial uses, other than salt suitable for human consumption

9,263

1,811