HC Deb 26 June 1956 vol 555 c33W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the President of the Board of Trade what the Argentine is buying from us in exchange for the beef which we buy from her; and to give details of quantities and monetary value.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

United Kingdom exports to Argentina during 1955 were as follows:

Live animals, chiefly for food 376,604
Beverages 219,918
Other food and tobacco 73,580
Basic materials 243,922
Coal, coke and briquattes 606,390
Petroleum and petroleum products 249,060
Metals 5,547,679
Engineering products 8,426,268
Textiles, excluding clothing 743,231
Other manufactures 6,802,514
Miscellaneous 190,294

In addition to her purchases of United Kingdom goods, Argentina spends large amounts of sterling on purchases of oil from British companies.