HC Deb 06 November 1978 vol 957 cc47-8W
Mr. Jay

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what has been the trade balance of the United Kingdom in manufacturing goods with the original EEC six countries in 1978 to the latest available date.

Mr. Meacher

Following is the information for the first nine months of 1978:

(A) Exports fob 6,210
(B) Imports cif 8,017
Crude balance (A minus B) -1,807

Source: UK Overseas Trade Statistics September 1978 (Trade II and V).