HC Deb 25 February 1930 vol 235 cc2026-7
35. Mr. ROWSON

asked the President of the Board of Trade the total quantity of coal exported by all coal-producing countries in the world in the years 1911, 1912 and 1913, and in the years 1927, 1928 and 1929, respectively; and what proportion of such export trade was done by Great Britain?

STATEMENT showing the Total Quantities of Coal exported from the principal coal-producing countries during the years 1911, 1912, 1913, 1927, 1928 and 1929, and the proportion of such trade done by the United Kingdom.
1911. 1912. 1913. 1927. 1928. 1929.
(1,000 tons.)
Total Exports from principal producing countries. 165,147 173,166 194,835 172,086 170,394 Particulars not yet available.
Exports from the united Kingdom as percentage total. 52.7 49.6 50.5 40.4 40.6

Exports of coke and patent fuel, converted in terms of coal, are included in the above figures.

The above figures are substantially complete, but do not necessarily include the whole of the coal exported from all producing countries, and, on the other hand, some re-exports of imported coal may be included.

Owing to territorial changes resulting from the War, the pre-War and post War figures are not directly comparable.

Exports from the United Kingdom in 1927 and 1928 exclude those to the Irish Free State, as such trade in the years 1911–1913 was not included in the external trade of the United Kingdom.