HC Deb 07 July 1930 vol 241 cc20-1
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?


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.

Following is the table:

Total Quantities.
January to May. Increase (+) or decrease (-) 1930 compared with 1929.
1929. 1930.
lbs. lbs. Per cent.
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
lbs. lbs.
Total Cotton Finishfd Thread 775,266 706,954 (-) 8.8