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Balance of Trade: UK and India

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 11th June 2009.

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Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Chair, Home Affairs Committee, Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the balance of trade between the UK and India was in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Pat McFadden Pat McFadden Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

Bilateral trade between the UK and India is worth £12.13 billion.

Exports of UK goods and services to India in 2008 amounted to £5.89 billion(1).

Imports of goods and services from India to the UK in 2008 amounted to £6.24 billion(1).

(1)Source: Office of National Statistics.

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