HC Deb 16 April 1981 vol 3 c279W
Mr. Kenneth Carlisle

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what was the value of the United Kingdom's exports, imports and trade balance in manufacturing and

Value of United Kingdom Trade: A) In Total (£ million)
1970 1980
Imports cif Exports fob Crude Balance Imports cif Exports fob Crude Balance
Developing countries 2,191 1,831 -360 9,956 10,628 +672
Oil-exporting developing countries 828 469 -359 4,270 4,781 +511
Non-oil-exporting developing countries 1,363 1,362 -1 5,686 5,847 +161
Newly-industrialising countries (Not available) 5,146 5,537 +391

B) In Manufactured Goods in 1980
Imports cif Exports fob Crude Balance
Developing Countries 2,871 9,112 +6,241
Oil-exporting developing countries 444 4,138 +3,695
Non-oil-exporting developing countries 2,427 4,974 +2,546


(a) figures correspond to the Overseas Trade Statistics of the United Kingdom, SITC(R2) on the 1981 basis.

(b) manufactured goods correspond to SITC(R2) sections 50–8 inclusive.

(c) the crude balance represents exports valued fob less imports valued cif.

(d) Developing countries and oil exporters are as defined in the Overseas Trade Statistics.

(e) Newly-industrialising countries comprise the 23 countries referred to as such in Government Economic Service working paper No. 18.

(f) Because of rounding, the crude balances may vary slightly from the differences between exports and imports as stated.