HC Deb 28 June 1985 vol 81 c502W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the estimate of the percentage of world trade in manufactures in 1984; and how this compares with the percentage in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Fletcher

The United Kingdom share of exports of manufactures by the main manufacturing countries is estimate to have been 7.6 per cent. in 1984. The MMCs account for about three quarters of world trade in manufactures.