HC Deb 03 December 1928 vol 223 cc853-4W

asked the President of the Board of Trade what was the amount of china clay mined in Cornwall in 1927; what was the amount of Cornish china clay exported in 1927; and which are the chief countries to which these exports were made in the same period?


The total quantity of china clay produced in Cornwall during 1927 was 801,500 tons. In addition, 63,612 tons of china stone were produced. The total exports of British china clay (including Cornish china clay or stone) during 1927 were as follow:

Consigned to—

Germany 33,885
Netherlands 50,712
Belgium 65,428
France 28,975
United States of America 319,138
Other foreign countries 112,100
Total to foreign countries 610,238
British India 36,581
Other British countries 9,017
Total to British countries 45,598
Total 655,836

Most of these exports consisted of Cornish china clay and stone, since the only other production of china clay in Great Britain in 1927 (namely in Devon) amounted to 67,732 tons.

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