§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
asked the Minister for Trade what has been the volume of car imports from, and the percentages of the British market, in each of the most recent five available years, taken by(a) France, (b) West Germany, (c) Japan, (d) Korea and (e) Italy.
§ Mr. Peter Rees
The information—relating to new car registrations rather than imports—for the years 1978 to 1981 is readily available in table 32 of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders' "Motor Industry of Great Britain 1982" year book, a copy of which is available in the Library. For 1982 the available information is as follows:
Registrations and market shares (percentages) of new cars sold in the UK by country of origin, Jan-Oct, 1982 France West Germany Japan * Korea Italy 119,121 228,721 153,566 2,550 50,070 (8.7) (16.6) (11.2) (0.2) (3.6)
Source: Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders
* There were no registrations during the period 1978 to 1981.