HC Deb 16 April 1981 vol 3 cc285-6W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what proportion of the market for manufactured goods the United Kingdom now enjoys in Australia, New Zealand, Nigeria, India and the West Indies; and how these figures compare with 1970.

Mr. Parkinson

[pursuant to his reply, 10 April 1981, c. 385]: The available information is as follows:

United Kingdom Value Share of Imports of Manufactured Goods*
1970 Per cent Year as indicated
Australia 24 12 (1979)
New Zealand 33 20 (1979)
Nigeria 33 24 (1978)
India 11 14 (1977)
West Indies 26 22 (1977)

Sources: United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics and National Sources.

* SITC 5 to 8.

Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Jamaica and Bahamas. Data in respect of other countries of the British West Indies are not readily available.