§ Mr. Oppenheim
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what are the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development figures for United Kingdom exports expressed as(a) per capita and (b) as a percentage of gross national product for the latest available year.
§ Mr. Needham
[holding answer 16 June 1992]: The most recent year for which the OECD has published information on both the United Kingdom's population and exports is 1990. Based on this information, the value of United Kingdom visible exports per capita was £1,805 in 1990.
The OECD does not publish United Kingdom figures for gross national product. On the basis of gross domestic product, the United Kingdom's exports of goods accounted for 18.9 per cent. of GDP in 1990 and 18.2 per cent. in 1991.