§ 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.439W
§ 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).