HC Deb 02 December 1980 vol 995 c41W
Mr. Nicholas Winterton

asked the Secretary of State for Trade how many car radios incorporating a tape player were imported into the United Kingdom in each month of 1980; and, as a whole, what is the percentage increase on those imported in 1979.

Mr. Eyre

The monthly information for 1980 is given in the table below. The total for the first 10 months of 1980 represents a decrease of 24 per cent, compared with the corresponding period of 1979.

United Kingdom Imports of Radio Broadcast Receivers* for Motor


January 60,608
February 87,047
March 67,274
April 72,151
May 49,836
June 70,403
July 60,375
August 47,566
September 70,554
October 78,065
Total Jan.-Oct. 1980 663,879
* Radio broadcast receivers incorporating sound recorders or reproducers, designed or adapted for fitting to motor vehicles.

Source: Overseas Trade Statistics of the United Kingdom, SITC (R2) Sub-group 762.1 [part].