HC Deb 08 May 1998 vol 311 c520W
Mr. Alan Simpson

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if she will list in order the 10 United Kingdom exporters who exported most by value, and their combined percentage of total United Kingdom exports, in the last available year. [40627]

Mrs. Roche

Information on exports by individual firms is not available from official sources. Results for 1996 from the Financial Times FT Exporters are given in the table. The FT figures are not comparable with the official figures for total exports; consequently, the Top 10 companies' share of the UK total is not available.

£ million
1 British Aerospace 5,248
2 BP 4,483
3 Rover Group 4,005
4 Shell UK 3,357
5 IBM UK 3,069
6 British Steel 2,722
7 Ford Motor Company 2,611
8 Rolls-Royce 2,512
9 Motorola 2,208
10 Zeneca 2,076
Total of Top 10 32,291


The Financial Times FT Exporters