§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the proportion of manufacturing output exported each year since 1970; and how the figures compare with those of West Germany and France.
§ Mr. Butcher
I have been asked to reply.
The figures for the United Kingdom are shown in the following table. I regret that comparable information for West Germany and France is not available.
United Kingdom Manufacturing Industry Exports as a percentage of manufacturers sales 1970 18 1971 19 1972 18 1973 20 1974 21 1975 23 1976 24 1977 25 1978 25 1979 24 1980 26
The calculations of the ratios is inappropriate for some industries. In such cases and where suitable data are not available, the industry has been omitted from the table. The industries concerned are:
MLH 239 Other drink industries64W
- 240 Tobacco
- 342 Ordnance and small arms
- 396 Jewellery and precious metals
- 423 Textile finishing
- 433 Fur
- 474 Shop and office fittings