Imports and Exports

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th June 1956.

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THE PROPORTIONS OF UNITED KINGDOM TRADE WITH CERTAIN AREAS IN 1955
Percentages of total trade (1)
ImportsU.K. ExportsExports plus re-exports
Per cent.Per cent.Per cent.
Commonwealth countries (2)46·148·747·4
Non-Commonwealth sterling countries3·65·95·8
Non-sterling non-dollar countries37·837·138·2
Dollar countries21·713·713·8
(1) The columns add up to more than 100 per cent. This is because Canadian trade comes into the figures for both the Commonwealth and the "dollar countries". The respective percentages are 8·8, 4·9, and 4·8. Similarly the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan is included both as Commonwealth and as "non-sterling non-dollar". The percentages are 0·4, 0·5 and 0·4.
(2) Independent members, Channel Islands, British whale fisheries and all colonial Protectorates, Trust and Mandated Territories, territories under Condominium and the Protected States of Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Trucial States.