HC Deb 21 March 1985 vol 75 c599W
46. Mr. Nicholls

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how the economic recovery is affecting the levels of United Kingdom exports.

Mr. Peter Rees

The buoyancy of world trade in 1984 has been fully reflected in the growth of United Kingdom exports. The volume of world trade in manufactures is estimated to have grown by 10 per cent., and United Kingdom exports of manufactures, excluding the erratic items which tend to distort the underlying trend, grew by 11 per cent.