§ Mr. Thornton
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what proportion of Hong Kong's visible external trade with all countries for the four-year period 1959–62 was represented by imports; what proportion of Hong Kong's trade with the United Kingdom for the same period was imports; and if he will give corresponding figures for the 1955–58 period.
§ Mr. Sandys
Hong Kong imports and exports on a comparable valuation are not available but, on the basis of imports valued c.i.f. and exports valued f.o.b., in the period 1959–62 the proportions were 60.1 and 53.3. The corresponding proportions in the period 1955–58 were 60.5 and 62.6.