§ Mr. Gould
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing the increase in export unit values for finished manufactures in 1981, 1982 and each quarter of 1983 together with his estimate of the corresponding increase in unit labour costs in maufacturing.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
The information is as follows:
Percentage increase on corresponding period in previous year Export unit values Finished manufactures* Unit labour cost in manufacturing† 1981 9.0 9.8 1982 7.3 5.2 1983 1st Quarter 8.7 2.8 2nd Quarter 10.3 3.1 3rd Quarter 10.1 2.6 4th Quarter 9.2 2.6 * Standard International Trade Classification. Sections 7 and 8. † Standard Industrial Classification. Divisions 2 to 4.
Monthly Review of External Trade Statistics and Department of Employment.