HC Deb 12 March 1987 vol 112 c278W
Mr. Williams

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on the basis of the revised assessment of the value of invisible earnings, how many times and in which months, in 1986 the balance of payments was in deficit; and if he will give the revised figures for each month.

Mr. Alan Clark

The information is as follows:

United Kingdom balance of payments current account
1986 £ million, seasonally adjusted
January 976
February 187
March -481
April 231
May -200
June -126
July -12
August -735
September -184
October -100
November -384
December -272

The invisibles component of these figures is estimated on a quarterly basis, the monthly figures are one third of the appropriate calendar quarters estimate.

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