§ Sir J. Wardlaw-Milne
asked the President of the Board of Trade what quantity of Belgian carpets was imported into Australia last year; and what the trade balance between the two countries is?1093W
§ Mr. Stanley
During the 12 months ended 30th June, 1937, the latest year for which details are available, the quantity of carpets of Belgian origin recorded as imported into the Commonwealth of Australia amounted to 398,000 square yards. In that year Australia's trade with Belgium showed an excess of exports over imports to the value of £6¾ million, which declined to about £3¾million in the year ended 30th June, 1938. The trade returns of Belgium show that the weight of carpets exported to Australia was 12,195 cwts. in 1938, as compared with 12,260 cwts. in 1937.