HC Deb 20 December 1989 vol 164 c228W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the ratio of(a) imports and (b) exports to United Kingdom production of clothing and footwear in 1970, 1973, 1985 and 1988.

Mr. Redwood

Figures for 1985 and 1988 are shown in the table. Figures for 1970 and 1973 are not readily available.

Trade ratios of clothing and footwear (SIC 451, 453)
As a percentage of United Kingdom production
(a) Imports (b) Exports
1985 47 20
1988 57 21


The United Kingdom production measure used in the calculation of percentages is United Kingdom manufacturers' sales. Percentages have been calculated in terms of value.