HC Deb 12 March 1993 vol 220 c771W
Mr. Alan W. Williams

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what was the level of coal imports in tonnes to South Wales ports in each year since 1987; what estimates he has made of the annual tonnage of coal imports into these ports until 1997; and what assessment he has made of the future markets for this imported coal.

Mr. Eggar

The amounts of coal imported to South Wales ports since 1987 were:

Year Thousand


1987 2,184
1988 2,499
1989 3,111
1990 3,587
1991 3,680
19921 3,275
1 Provisional

Source: HM Customs and Excise

We do not make estimates of future imports of coal.