§ 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 thousands 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.