HC Deb 27 May 1946 vol 423 c126W
Sir P. Hannon

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will consider including in the returns of export trade, as presented in the Accounts, Trade and Navigation of the United Kingdom, the tonnage, volume and numbers of export articles in addition to the money values of exports.

Mr. Belcher

Such information as is available regarding the number, weight or quantity of individual commodities imported or exported is given in each month's issue of the Accounts relating to Trade and Navigation of the United Kingdom. No common unit other than value would be suitable for the recording of all commodities, but a volume calculation is made every quarter and the results are published in the " Board of Trade Journal."

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