HC Deb 13 February 1947 vol 433 cc95-6W
110. Mr. Rees-Williams

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the tonnage and nature of the raw materials imported by Japan in 1946; and from what country or countries did such raw materials come.

Mr. McNeil

Japan's principal imports of raw materials from September, 1945, to the end of October, 1946, the latest date to which figures are available, were as follow:

metric tons.
Raw Cotton from U.S.A. 162,000
Petroleum products from U.S.A. 281,000
Salt mainly from China 201,268
Rock Phosphate from U.S.A., North Africa and China 88,215
Miscellaneous from U.S. Zone of Germany. U.S.A., Korea and China 22,266

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