HC Deb 08 March 1966 vol 725 cc503-4W
Mr. J. E. B. Hill

asked the President of the Board of Trade what was the value of British exports to the countries of the European Economic Community and to the rest of Europe of livestock, cereals and agricultural machinery, respectively, in each of the last four years; and what are the latest trends.

Mr. Mason

There has been an increase in exports of live cattle in the last two years resulting from the world shortage of beef. The export of cereals depends largely on the effect of weather conditions on the quality of domestic crops. Part of the 1965 fall in exports to the Community of agricultural machinery results from the expansion of tractor manufacturing capacity there. Following is the information:

European Economic Community Rest of Western Europe (a)
£thousand £thousand
Livestock b 1962 2,040 242
1963 3,456 213
1964 13,982 268
1965 21,250 325
Cereals 'c 1962 6,951 897
1963 5,396 1,570
1964 1,760 316
1965 4,203 313
Agricultural machinery (d) 1962 23,079 30,895
1963 29,361 34,652
1964 26,667 32,428
1965 16,879 33,160
(a) E.F.T.A. including Finland, Greece, Turkey, Yugoslavia Faroe Islands, Andorra, Spain, Canary Islands and Spanish ports in North Africa.
(b) Live animals (excluding zoo animals, cats and dogs).
(c) Cereals, unmilled (including cereals for owing) and milled.
(d) Agricultural and horticultural machinery (including parts and accessories) but excluding track-laying tractors. The figures for 1962 are not exactly comparable with those for subsequent years.

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