§ Mr. David Nicholson
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list in theOfficial Report the total value of imports into the United Kingdom from South Korea, the main categories represented by these imports and the total deficit in United Kingdom trade with South Korea, for each of the last three years for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Redwood
[holding answer 4 December 1989]: Total values of United Kingdom imports from the Republic of Korea and of the United Kingdom's trade deficit with the Republic of Korea, from 1986 to 1989 and for the first nine months of 1989, are set out in the table. The main categories represented by these imports are articles of apparel and clothing accessories (20 per cent. of 1988 total); office machinery and automatic data processing equipment (13 per cent.); telecommunications, sound recording and reproducing equipment (13 per cent.); and electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances (12 per cent.).
£million United Kingdom imports from Republic of Korea United Kingdom trade deficit with Republic of Korea 1986 662 374 1987 936 509 1988 1,135 684 19891 892 550 1 January to September.
Source: United Kingdom Overseas Trade Statistics.