HC Deb 18 March 1929 vol 226 cc1511-2W

asked the President of the Board of Trade the total exports to Russia from Great Britain, Germany, France, and the United States of America, respectively, for the years 1925 and 1926?


The following statement abstracted from the Soviet Trade returns, shows the recorded value of merchandise imported into Russia from the United Kingdom, Germany, France and the United States, respectively, during the 12 months ended September, 1925 and 1926.

Twelve months ended September.
1925. 1926.
Imports into the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics from:— Thousand £. Thousand £.
United Kingdom 11,655 13,296
Germany 10,984 18,262
United States 21,523 12,713
France 982 2,019

Notes.—(1) The above figures of imports are inclusive of some goods not produced in the countries from which they were imported.

(2) The conversions from gold roubles into sterling have been made at the average of the quoted rates of exchange.

(3) The above figures relate, as did those given in reply to the hon. Member's question on the 19th February, to imports across the European frontier.

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