HC Deb 27 November 1978 vol 959 cc26-7W
Mr. Roy Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what is the level of steel imports into the United Kingdom at the latest available date; what is their country of origin; and what is the respective tonnage from each individual country.

Mr. Meacher,

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 20th November 1978; Vol. 958, c.475.] gave the following information:

In the nine months ended September 1978 imports of ingots, semi-finished and finished steel were:

Thousand tones
TOTAL 2,920
of which consigned from:
Federal Republic of Germany 529
Netherlands 433
Belgium-Luxembourg 316
France 249
Sweden 245
Italy 204
Japan 130
Spain 102
Austria 87
Norway 86
Finland 82
Denmark 67
Poland 57
South Africa 50
Irish Republic 45
Other countries 238

Source: United Kingdom Overseas Trade Statistics, SITC (Rev 2) Division 67 (mainly 672–675 and 678.2–4).

Note: Information in comparable detail by country of origin could be provided only at disproportionate cost.