HC Deb 27 May 1976 vol 912 c347W
Mr. Clemitson

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what was the value of imports in each of the last 10 years expressed as a percentage of total industrial production in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Meacher

Estimates of the value of imports of manufactured products as a percentage of the United Kingdom output of the same products for the years 1966–75 are as follows:

Imports as percentage of output
1966 23
1967 26
1968 28
1969 26
1970 27
1971 26
1972 28
1973 35
1974 39
1975 35

Manufactured products are the products of manufacturing industry as defined in the Standard Industrial Classification 1968.

Output has been estimated free of duplication—i.e., to exclude sales within manufacturing industry.

The percentages overstate imports as a proportion of total output because of the inclusion of goods for re-export, processing and repair.

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