HC Deb 25 February 1970 vol 796 c327W
29. Sir G. de Freitas

asked the President of the Board of Trade what are the relative rates of growth in exports for the years 1958 to 1968 for the countries of the European Community and for the United Kingdom, from information available to him from international sources.

Mr. Mason

The average rates of growth were 5 per cent, a year for the United Kingdom, and for the Community as a whole 11 per cent. or 8 per cent. if intra-trade is excluded.

The following is the information:

Average annual percentage increase, 1958–68
Belgium/Luxembourg 10
France 9
German Federal Republic 11
Italy 15
Netherlands 10
All E.E.C. Countries 11
United Kingdom 5