HC Deb 07 May 1973 vol 856 cc9-10W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, what is the balance of trade with Iran; and to what extent has the import of non-petroleum products including dried fruits and carpets increased in recent years.

Sir G. Howe

The annual statements of overseas trade of the United Kingdom and the monthlyOverseas Trade Statistics, give figures for Iran 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. The above sources also provide an analysis of imports by commodity.

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