HC Deb 11 February 1982 vol 17 c444W
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.