HC Deb 23 February 1984 vol 54 cc600-1W
Mr. Gould

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing for passenger motor cars the increase in export unit values each year since 1980 compared with the preceding year, together with his estimate of the increase in the unit costs of labour.

Mr. Alexander Fletcher

The information available is given in the table. It has only been possible to provide data on the unit costs of labour for the motor vehicle industry (Class 35 of SIC 1980) as a whole.

Annual percentage changes
1980 1981 1982 1983
Export unit values of passenger Cars + 8.5 12.2 +12.5 +14.1
Wages and salaries per unit of output for motor vehicles* +28.5 +15.2 + 7.7 - 0.2
* Based on statistics of average earnings, employees in employment and output.

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