HC Deb 08 February 1971 vol 811 c22
34. Mr. Hayhoe

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proportion of Australian exports came to, and imports came from, Great Britain in 1960 and 1970.

Mr. Noble

The proportion of exports was 24 per cent. in 1960 and 11 per cent. in the year ended October, 1970; for imports, the corresponding proportions were 33 per cent. and 20 per cent.

Mr. Hayhoe

Can my right hon. Friend say how these sharply reducing trends compare with those for Australia's other major trading partners, such as Japan and the United States?

Mr. Noble

In general terms, exports have gone very much more readily both to the U.S.A., mainly in meat and wool, and to Japan, in minerals and commodities of that sort. That has been the pattern for a number of years, and probably it suits the Australian market quite well.

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