HC Deb 28 November 1933 vol 283 cc667-8

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state the value of the domestic exports of manufactured goods, per head of the population, in the year 1932, from the following countries: the United Kingdom, the United States of America, France, and Germany?


As the answer is long and involves a, table of figures, I will circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

The following table shows, for the countries specified, the values per head of the population of the domestic exports of goods classed as wholly or partly manufactured, during the year 1932.

Country and value per head of the population.
United Kingdom £6 0s. 8d.
United States of America $6.47
France Frs.292.20 Reichsmarks
Germany (a) 69.12
(a) Including deliveries on account of reparations for the period January to June, 1932. Excluding reparations during this period, the value per head of the population was 68.57 Reichsmarks during the whole year 1932.

Note 1.—The range of articles included as "Wholly or partly manufactured" varies according to the classifications adopted in the trade returns of the respective countries. Figures based throughout on a uniform classification are not available. The classes of goods included are described in the trade returns of the respective countries as follows:

United Kingdom: "Articles wholly or mainly manufactured" together with manufactured tobacco.

United States of America: "Semi-manufactures "and" Finished manufactures."

France: "Objets fahriqués."

Germany: "Fortige Waren."

Manufactured foodstuffs are excluded throughout.

2. The approximate par rates of exchange for the respective foreign countries and the mean quoted rates during 1932 were as follow:

Par Rate. Mean Quoted Rate.
United States—Dollars per £ 4.867 3.506
France—Francs per £ 124.2 97.56
Germany—Reichsmarks per £. 20.43 14.76