HC Deb 09 May 1929 vol 227 c2319
25. Commander BELLAIRS

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether in the case of any of the first 12 foreign manufacturing countries in the world, there are any to which we send a greater value or quantity of manufactured goods than they send to us; and, if so, will he give the names, using the statistics of 1927 or 1928?


I would not be prepared to say which, precisely, are the first 12 foreign manufacturing countries. But among the foreign manufacturing countries to which we sent in 1927 articles wholly or mainly manufactured of a greater value than we received, are, Japan, the Netherlands, Austria, Spain, Norway, Poland and Denmark.