§ Mr. Teddy Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what quantities of coal were exported in the most recent year for which figures are available; which nations were importing British coal; and how much they imported.
§ Mr. Peter Rees
[pursuant to the reply, 8 February 1982, c. 243]: The information for the 12 months from March 1980 to February 1981 is as follows:
Thousand tonnes Total 4,533.6 of which consigned to: France 1,606.8 Federal Republic of Germany 1,256.8 Denmark 855.6 Irish Republic 275.8 Netherlands 213.6 Belgium-Luxembourg 182.1 Norway 59.3 Sweden 35.4 Finland 35.1 Italy 5.6 Portugal 5.2 Other countries 2.4
(a) figures correspond to SITC (R2) sub-groups 322.1 and 322.2 in Overseas Trade Statistics of the United Kingdom.
(b) owing to rounding, the sum of the figures for individual countries may differ slightly from total trade.