HC Deb 07 May 1973 vol 856 c10W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the balance of trade with Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Bahrein and Saudi Arabia; and what is the total of invisible earnings attributable to these States.

Sir G. Howe

The annual statement of overseas trade of the United Kingdom and the monthlyOverseas Trade Statistics give figures for each country of imports cif and exports fob, but the difference between these figures is not a precise measure of the visible trade balance because, inter alia, of the difference in the bases of valuation. Figures of invisible earnings of individual countries are not available.

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