HC Deb 24 March 1980 vol 981 cc413-4W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what proportion of the European Economic Community market for man-made fibres is held by the United States of America.

Mr. David Mitchell

The information is not readily available in value terms, but it is estimated that about 3 per cent. by weight of the apparent consumption of man-made fibres in the European Community in 1978 was supplied by the United States of America. This estimate is based on figures published by CIRFS (International Rayon and Synthetic Fibres Committee).

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