HC Deb 10 March 1925 vol 181 cc1095-6
12. Mr. FENBY

asked the President of the Board of Trade what are the official figures of the import and export trade of Germany in 1913, 1923 and 1924, respectively?


As the answer includes a table of figures, the hon. Member will, perhaps, not object to my circulating it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

The following particulars have been extracted from the German official trade returns:—

Year. Imports (*Special Trade). Exports (*Special Trade).
1,000 Marks 1,000 Marks
(Gold). (Gold).
1913 10,769,686 10,097,234
1923 6,144,245 6,102,273
1924 9,135,059 6,533,419

*"Special trade" means imports for home consumption, and exports of domestic produce.

The exports statistics for 1923 and 1924 are exclusive of deliveries on Reparation account under the Treaty of Versailles.

The particulars relate to the German Wirtschaftsgebiet (Economic Union) which in 1913 included Alsace-Lorraine, Luxemburg, Memel, Dantzig, part of Poland, part of Slesvig, and the Saar district, all of which are excluded from the scope of the German trade statistics for 1923 and 1924.

It is understood that the particulars included in the totals for 1923 and 1924 in respect of the occupied districts of the Ruhr, etc., are incomplete.