HC Deb 18 June 1935 vol 303 cc163-4
11. Mr. T. SMITH

asked the President of the Board of Trade the volume of trade between the several British Dominions and Germany for the last available 12 months?


As the answer involves a number of figures, I will circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

The following statement shows the value of the imports and exports of merchandise in the trade between Germany and the British Dominions during the year ended 31st March, 1935, so far as the particulars are available from the German official trade returns.

Dominion. Imports into Germany. Exports from Germany.
(Thous. Reichsmarks.) (Thous. Reichsmarks.)
Irish Free State 3,502 20,447
Union of South Africa (a). 49,765 39,362
Canada 44,591 21,114
Australia 70,444 21,809
New Zealand 26,543 3,387
(a) Figures relate to "British South Africa," defined in the German trade returns as consisting of Union of South Africa, Basutoland, Swaziland, Bechuanaland, Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland.


(1) The above particulars relate to special trade, i.e., imports for home consumption and exports of domestic produce.

(2) In the German trade returns imports are attributed as far as possible to country of production and exports to country of consumption.

(3) Separate particulars in respect of Newfoundland are not available from the German trade returns.

(4) Mean quoted rate of exchange in London for the year ended 31st March, 1935=12.43 Reichsmarks to the £1.