HC Deb 07 April 1927 vol 204 cc2293-4W

asked the President of the Board of Trade the amount of the imports from Italy to Britain in 1926; and what were the respective amounts of the chief imports?


The total declared value of the merchandise imported into Great Britain and Northern Ireland during 1926, and consigned from Italy, was £15,740,000. The values of the principal classes of goods are stated below:

Classes of Imports. Declared Value. Thous. £.
Articles of Food, Drink and Tobacco:
Cheese (except margarine cheese) 680
Eggs in shell 174
Fruits: lemons, limes, etc. 834
Vegetables, preserved 622
Wine 172
Raw Materials and Articles mainly Unmanufactured:
Sulphur 162
Silk cocoons and waste of all kinds, except noils 147
Silk, raw 293
Hemp and hemp tow 515
Hides and skins, wet, other than calf skins 483
Articles wholly or mainly manufactured:
Marble (other than works of art) 467
Silk, thrown and spun silk yarn 270
Silk, piece goods, wholly of silk (except apparel and embroidery), dyed or not dyed 1,306
Silk, piece goods mixed with other materials including artificial silk, if known as "silks," dyed or not dyed 529
Artificial silk yarn, thread and straw 129
Gloves, of leather 509
Hats, of felt 847
Motor cars: touring cars 256
Rubber tyres 715
Buttons and studs 282
All other Articles 6,348
Total imports 15,740