HC Deb 24 July 2002 vol 389 cc1182-3W
Mr. Andrew Turner

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what(a) the coefficient of the exchange rates variation with sterling and (b) the value in sterling of reciprocal trade with the UK was for each of the United Kingdom's 20 principal trading partners from 1997 until 31 December 2001. [71813]

Ruth Kelly

The coefficient of variation of a data series can be calculated by dividing the standard deviation by the mean.

A detailed geographical breakdown of UK trade is published by the Office For National Statistics in section 9 of the annual Balance of Payments publication (The Pink Book). The ONS also publishes a list of the UK's top

50 trading partners for goods exports and imports in the Monthly Review of External Trade Statistics. Both publications are available on the ONS website (http:// www.statistics.gov.uk/).

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