§ 20. Mr. JOEL
asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department the percentage of import trade into Turkey held by this country in 1931; how it compares with the trade of other competitive industrial nations in the same period; and whether there is any special reason for the decline of British trade as compared with 1930?
§ Lieut.-Colonel COLVILLE
As the answer contains a number of statistics, I will, with the hon. Member's per-
|The answer to the first and second parts of the Hon. Member's question is contained in the following statistical statement:|
|£.T.||Per cent.||£.T.||Per cent.||£.T.||Per cent.|
|Total Imports of which from:||147,550,516||—||126,659,893||—||85,983,723||—|
|NOTE.—The figures given for 1932 are provisional. With regard to the third part of the question, the trade of the United Kingdom suffered as did that of its competitors, from the fall in world prices, which in turn affected Turkish ability to purchase. Imports into Turkey have also been reduced by quota restrictions, but the percentage of United Kingdom goods entering this market has increased slightly.|