HC Deb 18 June 1935 vol 303 cc166-7
18. Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can give any figures to show the effect on imports and exports in Italy and Germany of their system of insisting that exports and imports to each country should balance?


I am circulating in the OFFICIAL REPORT a statement showing the value of the trade of Italy and Germany during the first four months of each of the last three years. I am not

The total value of merchandise imported into and exported from Italy and Germany during each of the periods January to April, 1933, 1934 and 1935, was as follows:
January to April.
1933. 1934. 1935.
Italy: Thous. Lire. Thous. Lire. Thous. Lire.
Imports 2,531,113 2,647,367 2,566,712
Exports 1,978,542 1,679,590 1,586,007
Germany: Thous. R.M. Thous. R.M. Thous. R.M.
Imports 1,397,276 1,545,633 1,475,723
Exports 1,571,527 1,410,098 1,307,194
NOTE.—The above particulars relate to special trade, i.e., imports for home consumption and exports of domestic produce.