HC Deb 23 November 1979 vol 974 c374W
Mr. Forman

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will set out in convenient tabular form United Kingdom foreign trade as a percentage of world trade in 1945, 1951, 1964, 1970 and 1979 as compared with that of each of the United Kingdom's EEC partners.

Mr. Eyre

Trade shares are normally measured in terms of the value of exports. Comprehensive information is available only from 1948, and then, initially, only for certain years. Comparable figures are not available for 1951, nor, as yet, for 1979. The table below gives the required information, including, where necessary, figures for years closest to those specified.

industry, and if requested will give further advice and help in the formulation of a case.