HC Deb 31 March 1983 vol 40 cc246-7W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Minister for Trade if he will publish a table showing the value of imports of manufactured goods into the Unied Kingdom in each of the past 15 years in constant money terms, for the 10 countries which had the highest level of manufactured exports to the United Kingdom in 1982.

Mr. Peter Rees

The available information is as follows:


United Kingdom Overseas Trade Statistics and Annual Statements of Overseas Trade.


1. Values are those current at the time of the transaction: constant price data are not available at this level of detail.

2. The statistical bases on which the above figures are given are: 1968, 1969: Standard International Trade Classification (SITC), Revision 1 (R1); 1970–76: SITC (R1) (incorporating 1981 adjustments); 1978–1982: SITC (R2) (adjusted). For purposes of comparison, figures for 1977 are given on both an SITC (R1) and an SITC (R2) (adjusted) basis.

3. Manufactured goods are defined as SITC Sections 5–8 inclusive.