HC Deb 16 November 1971 vol 826 c77W
28. Mr. Moate

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what drop there has been in world cereal prices in the last year; and what are the approximate figures.

Mr. Prior

In terms of the c.i.f. prices of imports into the United Kingdom, by about £5 per ton for wheat, barley or maize.

The figures are as follows: World cereal prices, as represented by the prices at which the most traded varieties of imported cereals are available on the United Kingdom market, have varied as follows over the past year.

1st November, 1971 1st November, 1970
per ton) per ton)
Wheat 31.40 36.00
Barley 26.00 30.50
Maize 24.50 31.20

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