HC Deb 11 July 1962 vol 662 cc145-6W
Mr. Boardman

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give the last year's balance of trade figures between the United Kingdom and Hong Kong and indicate also the balance of the main items of United Kingdom exports to and imports from Hong Kong.

Mr. Erroll

Details of the main components of United Kingdom trade and the balance of trade with Hong Kong in 1961 are as follows:

January—December 1961
U.K. Imports c.i.f.
Cotton yarns 1,428
Woven cotton fabrics 9,927
Made-up cotton household goods 1,586
Jewellery 1,481
Clothing 14,745
Footwear 3,479
Toys 2,690
Artificial flowers, etc 1,387
Other imports 8,565
U.K. Exports f.o.b.
Chemicals 6,310
Woollen and worsted woven fabrics 2,824
Other textiles 2,022
Iron and steel 3,293
Non-ferrous base metals 1,510
Machinery (other than electric) 5,439
Electric machinery, apparatus and appliances 6,013
Cars—new 1,064
Chassis and parts and accessories for motor vehicles 1,419
Cigarettes 1,066
Other U.K. exports 12,783
U.K. Re-exports f.o.b 675
Total Exports f.o.b 44,418
Balance of Trade -870