House of Lords written question – answered at on 29 June 2009.

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Photo of Lord Steinberg Lord Steinberg Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what were (a) the total value of trade between Israel and the United Kingdom, and (b) the total value of exports from the United Kingdom to Israel, over the past three years.

Photo of Lord Davies of Abersoch Lord Davies of Abersoch Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Trade, Investment and Small Business) (also in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (UK Trade and Investment) (also in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills)

The data requested are shown in the following table:

£ million UK exports of goods to Israel UK exports of services to Israel UK imports of goods from Israel UK imports of services from Israel
2006 1308 447 965 297
2007 1257 475 1045 305
2008 1337 1153

Sources: ONS monthly review of external trade statistics and UK Balance of Payments Pink Book

Geographical estimates of trade in services in 2008 are expected to be available at the end of July.

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