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Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 10th February 2010.

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Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much rock salt for use on roads was exported from the UK between 1 November 2009 and 18 January 2010.

Photo of Ian Lucas Ian Lucas Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Business and Regulatory Reform)

Trade data are available on a monthly basis. The latest HMRC Overseas Trade Statistics cover November 2009. The figures for salt are shown in the following table.

November 2009
CN codes Exports Imports
2501: Salt including table salt and denatured salt, pure sodium chloride whether or not in aqueous solution, sea water 28,728 15,280
Of which:
25010010: Sea water and salt liquors 504 425
25010031: Common salt etc. for chemical transformation (separation of sodium from chlorine) for the manufacture of other products 21 96
25010051: Common salt denatured or for industrial uses, other than preservation or preparation of foodstuffs for human or animal consumption 13,275 10,439
25010091: Common salt etc., other than for chemical, denatured or industrial uses, salt suitable for human consumption 5,665 2,509
25010099: Common salt etc., other than for chemical, denatured or industrial uses, other than salt suitable for human consumption 9,263 1,811

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