HC Deb 17 July 1923 vol 166 cc2018-9

asked the President of the Board of Trade what was the total value of the trade between this country and Russia during the years 1920, 1921, and 1922; and whether he can state the amount of grain, timber, and oil received from Russia during the same periods?


The answer contains tables of figures, and, if the hon. Member will allow me, I will circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

The total values of the trade of the United Kingdom with Russia during the years 1921 and 1922 were as follows:

(a) Total imports into the United Kingdom consigned from Russia:

1921 2,694,674
1922 8,176,002

(b) Total exports from the United Kingdom consigned to Russia:

United Kingdom produce and manufactures—
1921 2,181,007
1922 3,678,525
Foreign and Colonial merchandise—
1921 1,210,283
1922 1,038,473
Total exports—
1921 3,391,290
1922 4,716,998
The values of grain, timber, and petroleum imported into the United Kingdom, consigned from Russia, during the same years were as follows:
1921. 1922.
£ £
Grain 4,805
Timber 800,041 2,505,764
Petroleum 82,822 254,492
The classification of trade during 1920 did not distinguish separately the trade with Russia as now constituted, the particulars prepared relating to Russia, inclusive of territories now subject to other Governments.