HC Deb 09 December 1985 vol 88 cc438-9W
Mr. Ralph Howell

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will show the crude balance of imports and exports of (a) cereals and cereal preparations, (b) motor vehicles and (c) electrical goods in 1979 and 1984; and if he will compare the net overall position in 1979 with 1984; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Howard

The information is as follows:

Crude United Kingdom Trade Balances
Value £ million
1979 1984
(a) Cereals and cereal preparations -404 +364
(b) Motor Vehicles -1,479 -2,870
(c) Electrical goods -9 -2,644
TOTAL TRADE -5,621 -8,479

SourcesThe following SITC/R2 headings in the United Kingdom Overseas Trade Statistics; (a) Division 04 (b) Groups 781, 782 and 783 and Sub-group 784.1 (c) Divisions 75, 76 and 77 and Group 716.

Note: Crude balance is United Kingdom exports (fob) less imports (cif).

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