HC Deb 05 March 1924 vol 170 cc1427-8W

asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the total import of apples into this country in each of the years 1920 to 1923, inclusive; what proportion is from the British Empire, what was the total output of all the Colonics during these years; and what proportion of the total came to Great Britain?


The quantities of raw apples imported into the United Kingdom in the years 1920 to 1923 were as follow:

Year. Consigned from British Countries. Consigned from all Countries.
cwts. cwts.
1920 1,784,910 4,620,329
1921 1,906,328 4,001,134
1922 2,555,502 4,471,839
1923 2,884,147 6,473,457

The quantities of apples recorded as produced in Canada, Australia and New Zealand were:

Produced in Canada:

Year. Barrels. Bushels at 3½ bushels to the barrel.
1920 3,404,340 11,915,190
1921 4,046,813 14,163,845
1922 3,838,852 13,435,982
1923 3,376,000 11,816,000

Produced in:

Year. Australia. Bushels. New Zealand. Bushels.
1919–20 6,247,659 1,123,858
1920–21 5,870,471 988,968
1921–22 6,546,134 989,614
1922–23 Not available 1,469,243

Practically the whole of the apples imported during 1920–23 into the United Kingdom from British countries were consigned from the three Dominions named.

It would, accordingly, appear from these figures that nearly one-third of the apple crops of Canada, Australia and New Zealand were received in this country during the four years specified.

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