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Overseas Trade: Middle East

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 18th March 2013.

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Photo of Duncan Hames Duncan Hames Liberal Democrat, Chippenham

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the total value was of goods and services traded between the UK Government and (a) Israel and (b) the Occupied Palestinian Territories in each of the last three years.

Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Data on UK trade with Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories are given in Tables 1 and 2 as follows:

Table 1: Value of goods traded
£ million
  2012 2011 2010
Israel 3,820 3,753 2,806
Occupied Palestinian Territories 6 4 2
Source: HMRC Overseas Trade Statistics
Table 2: Value of services traded
£ million
  2012 2011 2010
Israel n/a 1,469 1,159
Occupied Palestinian Territories n/a n/a n/a
n/a = Data are not available. Note: HMRC and ONS data are on a different basis, hence not directly comparable. Source: ONS Pink Book 2012

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