§ Mr. H. WILLIAMS
asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) if he has any information as to what percentage of the imports into the French colonies came from France and what percentage of the exports of those colonies went to France in 1932, or in the latest year for which the figures are available; and, for comparison, the figures for the previous year and for 1913;
STATEMENT showing for the years 1913, 1930 and 1931 the proportion of the aggregate trade of the French Colonies, Protectorates, etc., represented by trade with France and that of the Outlying Territories and Possessions of the United States represented by trade with the United States. Year. French Colonies, Protectorates, etc. Outlying Territories and Possessions of the United States. (a). (b). Imports from France as proportion of total imports. Exports to France as proportion of total exports. Imports from the United States as proportion of total imports. Exports to the United States as proportion of total exports. Per cent. Per cent. Per cent. Per cent. 1913 … … 57.6 47.4 72.0 74.1 1930 … … 63.0 56.7 80.0 91.1 1931 … … 62.5 65.8 80.7 92.6 (a) In the years 1930 and 1931, the trade of the Mandated territories of Cameroons and Togo is included; that of Syria is excluded throughout. (b) Excluding the import and export trade of the Virgin Islands of the United States and the Panama Canal Zone and the export trade of American Samoa, as these particulars are not available. NOTE.—Inter-Colonial trade is included in the totals on which the above percentages are based.