§ Mr. Dobson
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he will give a breakdown between oil and gas exports both(a) in terms and (b) in value at constant prices on the same basis as that provided in his answer of 9 November, Official Report, columns 767–68; and if he will provide equivalent figures for 1989 up to the most recent date for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Wakeham
The breakdown between oil and gas exports on the basis requested is:—
Exports (f.o.b.) Quantity (thousand tonnes) Value (£ million at 1985 prices1 Oil Gas (coal equivalent) Oil Gas 1988 89.037 82 15.018 8 1989 (10 months to October) 53.809 7 9.304 2 Source: Customs and Excise. Overseas Trade Statistics (including subsequent revisions to oil exports figures). 1 Figures at 1985 constant prices have been derived by applying the unit value for exports in 1985 to the relevant volumes in 1988 and 1989. The figures for gas are estimated.
The standard international trade classification in use for years up to and including 1987 does not enable the breakdown between exports of petroleum gases and natural gas, and therefore between oil and gas, to be made for those years.