HC Deb 08 April 1982 vol 21 c489W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Minister for Trade what was the volume of United Kingdom exports of manufactures, semi-manufactures and finished manufactures in January based on fourth quarter 1981 weights.

Mr. Peter Rees

Volume index numbers in respect of January 1982, weighted by the fourth quarter of 1981, cannot be calculated without disproportionate cost. However, current weighted volume index numbers—weighted by trade in January—are readily calculable and are as follows:

Exports—current weighted volume Indices—January 1982
1975=100 seasonally adjusted
SITC(R2) Index
Manufactures 5–8 101.0
of which:
semi manufactures 5–6 114.4
finished manufactures 7–8 94.0