§ Commander BELLAIRS
asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) the value of the exports per head of population of manufactured goods, after deducting the imports of manufactured goods, for Great Britain, the United States, France and Germany; (2) whether he has any figures that he can make public showing the value of the imports of food per head of the population, after deducting the value of the exports of food, for Great Britain, the United States, France and Germany?
§ Mr. H. WILLIAMS
The following statement shows, for the countries specified in the questions, the values per head of the population of (a) Manufactured goods exported in excess of similar goods imported, and (b) Food and Drink imported in excess of similar merchandise exported, during the year 1927. The 525W range of articles included in each category varies according to the classification adopted in each country. Figures based throughout on a uniform classification are not available.
1927. — Manufactured goods exported in excess of similar goods imported. Food and Drink imported in excess of similar merchandise exported. Value per Head of Population. £ s. d. £ s. d. United Kingdom 5 17 4 9 18 0 United States 1 17 10 1 9 France 5 8 0 1 13 7 Germany: Including Reparations in kind. 4 0 7 3 2 5 Excluding Separations in kind. 3 18 0 3 2 11
Notes on the preceding Table.
The values shown in respect of Manufactured goods relate to merchandise described in the trade returns of the respective countries as—
"Articles wholly or mainly manufactured" (United Kingdom), "Manufactures for further use in manufacturing" and "Manufactures ready for consumption" (United States), "Objets fabriqués" (France), and as "Fertige Waren" (Germany).
As regards Food and Drink the values relate to the classes of goods described as: "Food and Drink—Grain and Flour, Feeding Stuffs for Animals, Meat, Animals living for food, Other Food and Drink" (United Kingdom), "Food-stuffs in crude condition and Animals for food" and "Foodstuffs partly or wholly manufactured" (United States), "Objets d'alimentation" (France), and as "Lebensmittel and Getränke" together with animals for food (Germany).
In the case of the United States and Germany the sterling equivalents have been calculated at the appropriate par rates. In the case of France the average rate of the franc during 1927 has been applied.