HC Deb 19 April 1983 vol 41 c57W
Mr. Hal Miller

asked the Minister for Trade what was the United Kingdom's share of the Hong Kong import market for manufactures, standard industrial trade classification divisions 5–8, held by main manufacturing countries relative to the United Kingdom's share of world trade in manufactures by main manufacturing countries in 1981; and if he will compare this performance with similar performances by the Federal Republic of Germany, France and Italy in the Hong Kong market.

Mr. Sproat

These comparisons are more readily made in terms of exports rather than imports. The information is as follows:

Main manufacturing countries' (MMC's)* exports of manufactures
MMC's exports of manufactures to:
World Hong Kong
Percentage from:
United Kingdom 11
France 9 2
Federal Republic of Germany 18
Italy 3
* Belgium, Luxembourg, Canada, Japan, United Kingdom, France, Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and United States of America.

Standard international trade classification; sections 5 to 8.

Sources: United Kingdom—Overseas Trade Statistics


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