§ Sir Anthony Meyer
asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will list in the Official Report the export to import ratios that the United Kingdom achieved in trade in manufactured goods, excluding trade in precious stones, with each of the following countries or groupings: (a) Japan, (b) North America, (c) other European Community member States excluding Greece and (d) Spain, Portugal and Greece for each year since 1973.
§ Mr. Parkinson
The information is as follows:
United Kingdom Export/Import Ratio of Trade in Manufactures✶ Less Precious Stones† Japan North America European Community‡ Spain, Portugal and Greece 1973 48 96 87 191 1974 47 82 84 180 1975 38 86 87 174 1976|| 37 88 90 187 1977 36 83 90 207 1978 34 88 83 135 1979 32 81 79 116 1980 28 66 86 117 ✶SITC sections 5 to 8. † Taken as SITC division 66 (Non-metallic mineral manufactures nes) as full details of trade in precious stones are not published. ‡ Excluding Greece. || Figures up to 1976 are on an SITC rev 1 basis and subsequently on a rev 2 (1981) basis. The effect of the difference is very small.
Source: Overseas Trade Statistics.
§ Mr. Teddy Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what has been the average annual deficit or surplus in trade in manufactured goods with the European Economic Community and with the rest of the world, respectively, since the date of the United Kingdom's accession to the European Economic Community; and if he will also publish the average annual deficits or surpluses, respectively, for a comparable period of years before accession.