§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Industry what was the value of production and consumption of PVC in the United Kingdom last year; what were the main countries of origin of the balance of imports; and in what proportion.
§ Mr. Carmichael
Figures of the value of production are not collected.
Value of sales of PVC (resins, latices, solutions, emulsions and dispersions) by United Kngdom manufacturers in 1974 £64 million Estimated consumption in the United Kingdom in 1974 £82 million
Source of imports of PVC, 1974: £m. % Italy 11.0 32 West Germany 7.9 23 France 3.0 9 Netherlands 2.5 7 Norway 2.4 7 U.S.A. 2.2 6 Benelux 1.4 4 All Others 4.6 12 Total 35.0 100
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