asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give the imports from Japan into India and China during the years 1919, 1920, and 1921, of cotton goods, general textiles, general manufactures, cutlery, toys and fancy goods, and of semi-manufactured articles, respectively?
Complete information under all the heads mentioned in the question is not available, the classifications shown in the official statistics of the trade of British India and of China, respectively, not including groups of "manufactured articles," of "semi - manufactured articles" or of "fancy goods" imported.
|Consigned from Japan.||Year ended 31st March, 1920.||Year ended 31st March, 1921.*|
|Textile manufactures other than of cotton.||3,494,000||2,808,000|
|* Subject to correction on publication of the Annual Statement of the Trade of British India.|
|Imported from Japan.||1919.||1920.|
|Textile manufactures other than of cotton*.||2,122,000||1,498,000|
|Cutlery and electroplated ware.||51,000||45,000|
|Toys and games||85,000||82,000|
|* The figures are inclusive of cotton hosiery, which is not separately distinguished in the official returns.|
The published figures for the first 10 months of the year show that aggregate exports from Japan to China were less in value in those months of 1921 than in the corresponding period of 1920 by about 35 per cent., and the value of exports to British India fell off by about 59 per cent. Later figures are not to hand.
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give the imports into this country and France from Germany of coal; raw material generally; cottons and other textile fabrics; manufactured articles and semi-manufactured articles; foodstuffs of various descriptions; toys; and crockery and fancy articles?
Imports into the United Kingdom, consigned from Germany, registered during the year 1921:
|Raw materials and articles mainly unmanufactured (except coal)||1,100,000|
|Cotton yarns and manufactures||439,000|
|Yarns and manufactures of other textiles materials||1,090,000|
|Food and drink||645,000|
|Toys and games||1,375,000|
|Porcelain, chinaware and parian, and general earthenware semi-porcelain and majolica||314,000|
|Total of articles wholly or mainly manufactured||18,482,000|
Imports into France from Germany during the year 1921:
|Coal, coke, and manufactured fuel||1,344,231*|
|Cotton yarns and fabrics||13,149|
|Yarns and fabrics of other textile materials (except silk)||3,698|
|Grain, flour and malt||10,888|
|Animals for food||3,722|
|* Coal from the Saar Coalfield is not included.|
asked the President of the Board of Trade the value of imports into the United Kingdom from Holland, Denmark, and Germany, re spectively, during the years 1913, 1920, and 1921, respectively; and the value of manufactured and partly manufactured articles, respectively, included in the values referred to in this question?
The answer involves a statistical Table which, with the permission of the House, I will have printed in the OFFICIAL REPORT. I am unable to show separately the value of manufactured and semi-manufactured articles, but the Table gives particulars for 1913 and 1920 of the classes of goods described in the Returns as "raw materials and articles mainly unmanufactured" and
|Imports into the United Kingdom consigned from Holland, Denmark and Germany, registered during each of the years 1913, 1920, and 1921, distinguishing imports of "Raw Materials and Articles Mainly Unmanufactured" and imports of "Articles Wholly and Mainly Manufactured," so far as the particulars are available.|
|—||—||From Holland.||Prom Denmark.||From Germany.*|
|Raw Materials and Articles mainly unmanufactured||1913||1,929,000||298,000||6,524,000|
|Articles wholly or mainly manufactured.||1913||4,227,000||241,000||56,257,000|
|* The figures for 1913 relate to pre-war Germany; those for 1920 to Germany exclusive of Alsace-Lorraine; and those for 1921 to Germany exclusive of Alsace-Lorraine, Memel, Dantzig, the part of Poland formerly German, part of Slesvig (now Danish) and Luxemburg.|
|† Particulars not yet available.|