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, Swiss, Japanese, United States and United Kingdom steel industries, respectively, since 1958, from information available to him from international sources.

Mr. Ridley

In terms of output of crude steel, the average annual percentage increases from 1958 to 1970 were:

Per cent. a year
Sweden 7.1
Denmark 6.0
Switzerland 6.5
Japan 18.5
United States of America 3.7
United Kingdom 3.0

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