Iron and Steel: China

Wales written question – answered on 10th February 2010.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales

(1) what the (a) quantity and (b) monetary value of (i) iron and (ii) steel was exported from Wales to China in the last five years;

(2) what proportion of exports from Wales (a) in total and (b) to China was accounted for by exports of (i) iron and (ii) steel in each of the last five years.

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The following table shows the total quantity and monetary value of iron and steel exports from Wales both in total and to China for each of the last five years. Figures for iron and steel are not available separately.

Iron and steel accounted for the following proportions of (a) total exports and (b) exports to China:

Percentage
(a) Total exports (b) Exports to China
Year to Q3 2005 13.5 16.8
Year to Q3 2006 13.2 13.0
Year to Q3 2007 16.5 17.7
Year to Q3 2008 17.2 18.3
Year to Q3 2009 14.0 8.5

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