HC Deb 06 March 1981 vol 1000 cc211-2W
Mr. Wheeler

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will list the top 10 countries for United Kingdom exports and trade success together with the value of the business; and how much trade is to EEC member countries.

Mr. Parkinson

The information is as follows:

United Kingdom's top 10 export markets in 1980
Country 1980 Value £bn
Federal Republic of Germany 5.1
USA 4.5
Netherlands 3.8
France 3.6
Irish Republic 2.6
Belgium/Luxembourg 2.3
Switzerland 2.0
Italy 1.9
Sweden 1.6
Spain 1.2
The value of UK exports to the European Community (including Greece) in 1980 amounted to £20.5bn.
Source: Overseas Trade Statistics of the UK (1981 classification basis).