HC Deb 22 April 1971 vol 815 c435W
Mr. Deakins

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the average annual percentage increase in output in the Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Japanese, United States and United Kingdom shipbuilding industries, respectively, since 1958, from information available to him from international sources.

Mr. Ridley

The following annual growth rates are based on completions of merchant ships by gross tonnage between 1958 and 1970:

Per cent. per annum
Sweden 6.3
Denmark 7.0
Norway 8.5
Japan 13.3
United States of America -3.3
United Kingdom -0.8