§ Mr. Kirkwood
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will publish in theOfficial Report a table in ranked order showing the value and proportion of imports of knitted outerwear garments into the United Kingdom, on a country of consignment basis, for the latest year for which figures are available, indicating whether or not each country is a signatory to the multi-fibre arrangement.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
A table showing the top 10 countries, representing nearly 74 per cent. of total imports, from which knitted outerwear garments were consigned is as follows. A full list including the remaining 88 countries has been placed in the Library.
United Kingdom imports of knitted outerwear garments January—December 1987 Country of consignment Value (£) Per cent. 1. Hong Kong1 131,178,379 19.11 2. Italy1 100,516,265 14.65 3. Portugal1 77,541,788 11.30 4. South Korea1 52,863,673 7.70 5. Taiwan 42,609,516 6.21 6. Greece1 27,107,412 3.95 7. Fed. Rep. Germany1 23,604,387 3.44 8. Mauritius 18,528,669 2.70 9. Thailand1 16,435,407 2.39 10. Singapore 15,907,422 2.32
Source: Overseas Trade Statistics December 1987.
Notes: 1Indicates a signatory to the multi-fibre arrangement. Knitted outerwear garments are defined as Standard International Trade Classification Sub-Group 854.0. All figures provisional.