HC Deb 18 December 1928 vol 223 cc2834-5W

asked the President of the Board of Trade the amount of raw rubber imported into the United States of America from British sources and its approximate value expressed in sterling between 1st April, 1927, and 1st December, 1927, and between 1st April, 1928, and 1st December, 1928?


The following statement shows, for the periods stated, the total weight and value (expressed in £ sterling) of crude rubber, including milk of rubber, imported into the United States of America from the United Kingdom, British Malaya and Ceylon. Corresponding figures for October and November, 1928, are not yet available.

1st April to 30th November. 1st April to 30th September.
1927. 1927. 1928.
Quantity. Value. Quantity. Value. Quantity. Value.
Thousand Thousand Thousand Thousand Thousand Thousand
Imported from: lbs. £ lbs. £ lbs. £
United Kingdom 57,876 4,272 42,191 3,180 61,787 3,313
British Malaya 379,394 27,899 294,097 22,325 250,235 11,615
Ceylon 54,893 4,020 40,360 3,043 32,466 1,525

Dollars have been converted into sterling at the average rates of exchange in the periods shown. The rubber imported from British countries was not, of course, all grown in British countries.