HC Deb 08 June 1995 vol 261 cc267-8W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

To ask the President of the Board of Trade, pursuant to his answer of 3 April,Official Report, columns 902–3, concerning the percentage change in United Kingdom export unit values relative to those of the Six, if he will publish the corresponding figures (a) the non-EEC countries and (b) the other EEC countries. [26559]

Mr. Ian Taylor

The information requested relating to non-EEC countries is given in the table. Unit value indices for manufactured goods are only readily available for those EEC countries listed in table D6 of theMonthly Review of External Trade Statistics, a copy of which is available in the Library of the House.

Percentage change on previous quarter in UK export unit values relative to those of the non-EEC countries1
Change on previous quarter
1987q1 5.5
1987q2 3.5
1987q3 -0.7
1987q4 5.6
1988q1 1.6
1988q2 0.0
1988q3 -4.0
1988q4 2.6
1989q1 -3.5
1989q2 -4.4
1989q3 0.2
1989q4 -0.6
1990q1 2.2
1990q2 2.2
1990q3 5.9
1990q4 1.2
199 lql -0.2
1991q2 -7.0
1991q3 0.9
1991q4 3.2
1992q1 0.0
1992q2 1.5
1992q3 2.1
1992q4 -12.2
1993q1 2.3
1993q2 2.7
1993q3 1.5
1993q4 1.0
1994q1 -2.9
1994q2 0.4
1994q3 n/a
1994q4 n/a
1 US, Japan, Canada, Sweden and Switzerland. 1. Unit value indices in US․ for EEC(6) are weighted together using total trade weights.
2 n/a—not available.