HC Deb 07 April 1971 vol 815 c194W
Mr. Brocklebank-Fowler

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer from information available from international sources, what was the average annual percentage increase in output in manufacturing industry in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium/Luxembourg, and the United Kingdom, respectively, since 1958.

Mr. Higgins

The figures for the period 1958 to 1969 are:

France 5.9*
Germany 6.7
Italy 8.4†
Netherlands 7.2
Belgium 6.3‡
Luxembourg 3.6
United Kingdom 3.8
* Excluding clothing and made-up textiles, wood products and furniture and plastic processing.
† Excluding printing and publishing and miscellaneous manufacturing industries (International Standard Industrial Classification Group 390).
‡ Excluding printing and publishing.

Source: O.E.C.D. Industrial Statistics and Main Economic Indicators.