HC Deb 03 July 1978 vol 953 c15W
Mr. Freud

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what has been the total value of food and feedstuff imported into the United Kingdom in each of the last five years; what percentage of these annual amounts was in respect of indigenous food; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Strang

The information requested is as follows:

Value of food and feed imports into United Kingdom in £million Value of indigenous food as percentage of food and feed imports into United Kingdom
1973 2,710 58.7
1974 3,356 57.8
1975 3,920 63.5
1976 4,495 58.2
1977 (prov.) 5,383 54.0


The figures of food and feed imports are taken from section O of Overseas Trade Statistics and exclude some items classified in other sections. The allocation into indigenous and non-indigenous categories is estimated and may be revised in the light of later information.

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