§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what was the balance of manufactured trade with the rest of the world in 1976 and 1983;
(2) if he will give the deficit in manufactured trade with the EEC in 1976 and 1983 and his estimate for 1984.
§ Mr. Fletcher
The information for 1976 and 1983 is in the table. In the first nine months of 1984, the deficit on trade in manufactures with the European Community was £6.1 billion on the balance of payments basis.
United Kingdom balance of trade in manufactures* Balance of payments basis: £ million World †European Community 1976 +4,917 -668 1983 -2,437 -7,129 * Standard International Trade Classification, sections 5 to 8. † The present member countries of the Euroepan Community in both years.
Source: Department of Trade and Industry.