HC Deb 16 March 1993 vol 221 cc200-1W
Mr. Simpson

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what was the value of bicycle parts imported into the European Community and the equivalent or actual number of completed cycles imported, together with the comparable Community and United Kingdom production and the number of completed cycle equivalents sold in the United Kingdom, in each year since 1988.

Mr. Needham

The information requested is in the table.

EC(12) Imports of cycles and cycle parts from non-EC countries
1988–91 £ million
Values 1988 1989 1990 1991
Cycles 95 171 314 486
Cycle Parts 140 206 320 346

Values 1988 1989 1990 1991
1988 1989 1990 1991
Cycles 2,129 3,049 5,144 6,809


Cycles are defined in terms of division 8712 of the harmonised system—bicycles and other cycles (including delivery tricycles) not motorised.

Value figures converted from ECUs to sterling using annual average exchange rate.

Estimates of production, in terms of value, for the UK cycle industry are published in "Business Monitor" PA1002, a copy of which is available in the Library., Official figures of EC wide production are not available.

Official figures of cycle sales in the United Kingdom are not collected.