§ 78. Major POLE (for Mr. FREEMAN)
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can give any figures, both in total and percentage, showing details of the decrease in the cotton trade with India this year compared with 1929?
§ Mr. W. R. SMITH
The exports of cotton piece goods of United Kingdom manufacture registered as consigned to British India during the first five months of 1930 amounted to 552,777,100 square yards as compared with 665,239,500 square yards during the corresponding period of 1929, or a decrease of 16.9 per cent. These exports amount in value to more than 90 per cent. of the total exports of cotton yarns and manufactures to India. I will circulate a detailed table in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
|—||January to May.||Increase (+) or decrease (-) 1930 compared with 1929.|
|Total Cotton Yarns||…||…||…||…||10,300,100||6,698,700||(-)35.0|
|sq. yds.||sq. yds.|
|Total Cotton Piece-goods||…||…||…||665,239,500||552,777,100||(-)16.9|
|Total Cotton Finishfd Thread||…||…||…||775,266||706,954||(-) 8.8|