HC Deb 07 March 1910 vol 14 cc1278-9W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state the increase per cent. of total imports into Great Britain, Germany, and the United States since 1880?


The following Statement shows the Value of Merchandise Imported for Home Consumption ("Special Imports") into the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States in the undermentioned years:—

Country. 1880 1908. 1909.
Million Million Million
£ £ £
United Kingdom (Declared Values at British Ports) 347.9 513.3 533.4
Germany (Official Values at German Ports; 138.6 376.8 *
United States† (Declared Values at ports of shipment) 130.7 243.4 268.2

In the following statement the figures for each year are expressed as percentages of those for 1880:—

Country. 1880. 1908. 1909.
United Kingdom 100 148 153
Germany 100 272 *
United States† 100 186 205
* No figures are available showing the actual values of imports into Germany in 1909, the only figures hitherto published being based on the prices prevailing in the previous year
† Years ended 30th June.