§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, further to his written reply dated 5 July concerning trade of the United Kingdom in Germany, to what factors he attributes the fact that (a) the EC share of United Kingdom exports has not increased over the six-year period and (b) the EC share of imports has increased.
§ Mr. Fletcher
There were no large changes in the EC share of United Kingdom exports and imports of manufactures between the first quarters of 1979 and 1985. The figures, consistent with the previous answer, are in the table.
European Community share of United Kingdom exports and imports of manufactures* Percentage Exports Imports Q1/1979 40 52 Q1/1985 39 51 * Standard International Trade Classification, sections 5 to 8.
SourceEurostat Monthly External Trade Bulletin.CRONOS.