HC Deb 08 February 1985 vol 72 c744W
Mr. Speed

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the percentage of world trade taken by the United Kingdom's exports for the years 1974 to 1984, inclusive, and his forecast for the current year.

Mr. Channon

The United Kingdom share of world trade is normally taken as the United Kingdom's share of exports of manufactures by the main manufacturing countries. Details of these shares are given in table E1 of the latest edition of the "Monthly Review of External Trade Statistics" and the "Annual Supplement No. 5 (1984)", copies of which are in the Library. Forecasts of these figures are not available.