Trade with Russia.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 27th February 1922.

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Photo of Mr James Gilbert Mr James Gilbert , Southwark Central

54.

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any British ships traded with Russia during the year 1921; and, if so, can he give the number of ships and their tonnage entering Russian ports and the number of ships and their tonnage entering British ports from Russia during last year, also the total value of British exports to Russia and the imports from Russia to Great Britain during last year?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

The answer can be given most conveniently in a statistical table which, with the permission of the House, I will have printed in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

The following is the table:

1. Movement of shipping between the United Kingdom and Russia in 1921:

(a) Vessels cleared from United Kingdom ports for Russia:

No.With cargoes. Net tonnage.
British vessels 4469,491
Foreign vessels9586,256
Total139155,747

No.In ballast. Net tonnage.
British vessels1212,751
Foreign vessels 3940,584
Total5153,335

"articles wholly or mainly manufactured" respectively.

The following is the Table:

(b)Vessels entered at United Kingdom ports from Russia:

No.With cargoes. Net tonnage.
British vessels2941,145
Foreign vessels171145,167
Total200186,312

No.In ballast. Net tonnage.
British vessels1420,918
Foreign vessels713,492
Total2134,410

2. United Kingdom trade with Russia, registered during the year 1921:

£
Value of imports consigned from Russia2,701,000
Value of exports of United Kingdom produce and manufactures consigned to Russia2,173,000
Value of exports of foreign and colonial merchandise consigned to Russia1,210,000

NOTE.—These figures relate to Russia exclusive of Finland, Esthonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and the part of Poland formerly Russian territory.