HC Deb 12 April 1989 vol 150 c541W
Sir John Farr

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what was the total number of visual display units marketed in Britain in each of the past three years; and in each year, what percentage was also manufactured in Britain.

Mr. Forth

The information available is shown in the table:

Visual display units
£ million
1986 1987 31988
Manufacturers' sales1 388 339 253
Exports (fob) 56 72 50
Imports (cif) 189 225 227
United Kingdom market2 521 492 431
United Kingdom manufacturers' share of market per cent. 64 54 47

Source: DTI.

1 The sales data refer primarily to units in the United Kingdom with a minimum employment of 50.

2 United Kingdom market is defined as manufacturers' sales plus imports less exports.

3 January to September.