HC Deb 01 February 1982 vol 17 c3W
23. Mr. Hal Miller

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what were the levels of exports and imports of steel pipe fittings in 1980 and 1981.

Mr. Peter Rees

Following are the figures. We consistently have a considerable surplus in our trade in tube and pipe fittings of iron and steel.

Tube and Pipe Fittings of Iron and Steel
(Thousand tonnes)
Imports Exports
1980 22.8 46.3
*1981 10.6 22.6

* Five months

SourceUnited Kingdom Overseas Trade Statistics, SITC (R2) Subgroup 678.5


(a) Figures relate to tube and pipe fittings of iron and steel.

(b) 1981 figures are for January, February and September to November. Owing to disruption caused by the Civil Service pay dispute, complete information for the 1981 calendar year is not yet available.

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