HC Deb 05 June 1990 vol 173 c398W
Mr. Amos

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what were the United Kingdom manufacturing export figures for the last two years; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Norman Lamont

Exports of manufactured goods on a balance of payments basis for the past two years were:

£ billion
1988 64.9
1989 75.2

Exports of manufactures have continued to grow strongly in 1990: in the first quarter they were 15 per cent. higher by value than in the same quarter a year earlier.