HC Deb 21 May 1993 vol 225 c334W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish a table showing for each year since 1970 and for each month since August 1992 the sterling effective exchange rate, as shown in table Fl of the "Monthly Review of External Trade Statistics" and currently, distinguishing the effective exchange rate for Organisation of European Economic Co-operation countries and the corresponding rate for non-OEEC countries together with the imports and exports of manufactures in each case as a percentage of money gross domestic product.

Mr. Nelson

The sterling effective exchange rate index which formerly appeared in table F1 of the Central Statistical Office's "Monthly Review of External Trade Statistics" can still be found in up-to-date form in table 13.1 of "Financial Statistics", copies of which are available in the House of Commons Library. Indices of the effective exchange rate for sterling relative to specific groups of countries are not available.

Information on trade in manufactures with individual countries and major groupings of countries is published in the CSO's business monitor MA20, available in the Library, and information on the gross domestic product is on the CSO database which can be accessed by the Library.

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