Trade with Germany.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 20th February 1922.

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Photo of Mr James Gilbert Mr James Gilbert , Southwark Central

6.

asked the President of the Board of Trade what has been the total value of the exports and imports of this country with Germany for the year 1921; and whether the figures show an increase or decrease on the previous year's figures?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

The answer involves a statistical table which, with the permission of the House, I will have printed in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

The following is the Table:

Statement showing the trade of the United Kingdom with Germany by values in the years 1920 and 1921:
Branch of Trade.1920.*1921.*
££
Imports from Germany30,252,00020,550,000
Exports to Germany:—
United Kingdom Produce and Manufacture21,707,00017,832,000
Foreign and Colonial Produce and Manufacture.29,382,00022,897,000
Total51,089,00040,729,000

imports and exports of this country with Portugal for the years 1919, 1920, and 1921?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

The answer involves a statistical table, which, with the permission of the House, I will have printed in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

The following is the table:

NOTE.—The figures for 1921 are provisional and subject to slight amendment on final examination of the returns.

* The figures for 1920 include, and those for 1921 exclude, trade with Memel, Danzig, the part of Poland formerly German, part of Slesvig (now Danish), and Luxemburg. The imports from Luxemburg into the United Kingdom during 1921 amounted in value to £629,365, the exports to Luxemburg of United Kingdom produce to £8,398, and exports of foreign and colonial merchandise to £1,341. Corresponding figures respecting trade with Memel, Danzig, etc. during 1921 are not available.

Photo of Mr James Kiley Mr James Kiley , Stepney Whitechapel and St George's

20.

asked the President of the Board of Trade the value and weight of imports from Germany for the month ending January, 1913, 1920, 1921, and 1922?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

Particulars respecting our total imports from individual countries are available only for quarterly periods and not for separate months. The value of imports into the United Kingdom registered as consigned from "Germany" during the first quarter of each of the years 1913, 1920, and 1921 (and the last quarter of 1921) were as follows:

£
January-March, 191319,220,284
January-March, 19204,123,021
January-March, 19218,023,745
October-December, 19214,965,367
The weight of merchandise represented by these values cannot be stated. The foregoing particulars do not, however, relate to trade with the same areas. The figures for 1913 relate to pre-War Germany; those for 1920 to pre-War Germany, exclusive of Alsace-Lorraine; while those for 1921 are further exclusive of Memel, Danzig, the part of Poland formerly German, part of Slesvig (now Danish) and Luxemburg.

Photo of Mr William Thorne Mr William Thorne , West Ham Plaistow

Are iron and steel products kept separate with regard to imports from Germany?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

I am not sure, but my impression is that they can be traced in the lists.