§ Mr. Deakins
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what has been the value of textiles and clothing imported into the United Kingdom in each of the past five years, by country of origin;
(2) what has been the value of textiles and clothing exported by the United Kingdom in each of the past five years, by country of destination.
§ Mr. Channon
The information that can be provided within acceptable limits of cost is as follows:
United Kingdom Trade in Textiles and Textile Clothing (£ million) 1979 1980 1981 1982 *1983 Imports 2,885 2,762 3,163 3,414 3,918 Exports 2,229 2,315 2,174 2,159 2,322 * Provisional.
The countries with which the highest value of this trade was conducted in 1982 were:523W
£ million Imports by Country of Consignment Federal Republic of Germany 390 Hong Kong 388 Italy 376 Belgium/Luxembourg 219 Irish Republic 212 France 193 Portugal 187 United States of America 142 South Korea 138 Netherlands 123 Exports by Country of Destination Irish Republic 267 Federal Republic of Germany 184 France 171 United States of America 115 Italy 105 Netherlands 96 Belgium/Luxembourg 93 Sweden 82 Japan 78 Saudi Arabia 59
Data corresponding to SITC/R2 Divisions 65 and 84 (less Group 848), Groups 266 and 267 and Sub-group 268.7 (part) in the United Kingdom Overseas Trade Statistics.
- (a) imports are valued cif and exports fob;
- (b) details of imports by country of origin could be provided only at disproportionate cost.