Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons at on 18 February 1929.

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Countries from or to which consigned.Total Imports.Exports.
Produce and Manufactures of the United Kingdom.Imported Merchandise
China (exclusive of Macao and leased territories).3,166,3655,353,99642,596
Hong Kong173,7161,327,60827,218
Full particulars of our trade with individual countries are only available for calendar years, and the particulars of our trade with China in 1928 have not yet been ascertained. The information with respect to 1927 is, however, shown on pages 326 to 337 of Volume IV of the Annual Statement of the Trade of the United Kingdom for that yea'. Among the principal articles are the following:—
Imports from China: eggs, tea, soya beans and their oil, bristles, raw silk, bides and skins, camels' hair;
Exports to China: cotton piece goods and other cotton manufactures, woollen and worsted tissues and other manufactures, machinery, iron and steel and manufactures thereof, tobacco, chemicals.
I may add that British exports to China in the last quarter of 1928 showed a sub-tantial recovery compared with preceding quarters.