Sir H. SAMUEL
asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) what was the value of the domestic exports of manufactures from the United Kingdom in 1880, 1913, and 1930; and the amount in each of those years of the exports of cotton goods;
(2) what was the value of the domestic exports of manufactures from Germany in 1880, 1913, and 1930; and the values of 621W reparation goods included in the last figure;
(3) what was the value of the domestic exports of manufactures from the United States in 1880, 1913, and 1930; and what was the value of refined petroleum and other oil products, and the value of motor cars, parts, and tyres, included in those figures?
§ Mr. W. GRAHAM
The answers to the above three questions are contained in
— 1880. 1913. 1930. Goods wholly or partly manufactured. Million £ Million £ Million £ United Kingdom: Domestic exports 197.4 417.2 448.2 Of which— Cotton goods 75.6 127.2 88.3 Germany: Domestic exports 82.1 328.0 442.4 Of which on account of— Reparation deliveries in 1930 — — 24.9 United States*: Domestic exports 25.4 246.9 495.5 Of which— Refined petroleum and petroleum products 7.2 29.0 94.9 Motor cars and parts (including tyres and tubes) — 7.7 63.4 * The figures for 1880 and 1913 relate to the years ended 30th June, 1880 and 1913, respectively.
1. The range of articles included as "wholly or partly manufactured" varies according to the classification adopted in the trade returns of the respective countries. Figures based throughout on a uniform classification are not available. The classes of goods included are described in the trade returns of the respective countries as follow, manufactured foodstuffs being excluded throughout:
- United Kingdom.—"Articles wholly or mainly manufactured" together with manufactured tobacco.
- Germany.—"Fabrikate"—old classification (1880 and 1913); "Fertige Waren"—later classification (1930).
- United States.—"Manufactures ready for consumption" and "Manufactures for further use in manufacturing."
2. The values have been converted into sterling at the par rates of exchange.