Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Imports and Exports Statistics.

asked the Taoiseach if he will state in regard to the value of the total imports into the State the percentage of these imports which were imported from (1) the Six Counties, (2) Britain and (3) the rest of the world for each of the years 1947 to 1953, inclusive.

asked the Taoiseach if he will state in regard to the value of our total exports, including re-exports, the percentage of our export trade which went to (1) the Six Counties, (2) Britain and (3) the rest of the world for each of the years 1947 to 1953, inclusive.

With the permission of the Ceann Comhairle, I intend to take Questions Nos. 3 and 4 together and to circulate in the Official Report a statement giving the required information.

Following is the statement:—

PERCENTAGE OF EXTERNAL TRADE WITH CERTAIN SPECIFIED COUNTRIES IN EACH YEAR 1947 TO 1953.

Country (Origin for Imports: Destination for Exports)

1947

1948

1949

1950

1951

1952

1953

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

IMPORTS:

The Six Counties

1.7

1.6

1.8

1.5

1.3

1.5

1.3

Britain

39.8

52.3

55.5

51.4

45.5

49.4

49.5

Rest of the World

58.5

46.1

42.7

47.1

53.2

49.1

49.2

EXPORTS (including Re-Exports):

The Six Counties

19.1

15.4

13.8

11.7

13.3

14.1

15.1

Britain

69.5

71.9

76.1

75.0

70.7

72.0

75.4

Rest of the World

11.4

12.7

10.1

13.3

16.0

13.9

9.5

asked the Taoiseach if he will give particulars of the total value of imports into the State for each of the years 1947 to 1953 inclusive, from (1) the Six Counties, (2) Britain; (3) the rest of Europe; (4) the United States; (5) Canada; (6) the rest of America; (7) Asia; (8) Africa; (9) Australasia and (10) all sources.

I intend, with the permission of the Ceann Comhairle, to circulate in the Official Report a statement giving the required information.

Following is the statement:—

VALUE OF IMPORTS FROM CERTAIN SPECIFIED COUNTRIES IN EACH YEAR 1947 TO 1953.

Country of Origin

1947

1948

1949

1950

1951

1952

1953

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

The Six Counties

2,195,858

2,163,709

2,317,548

2,388,434

2,662,803

2,567,374

2,411,707

Britain

52,283,784

71,334,386

72,300,242

81,993,684

93,001,573

85,074,602

90,797,363

The rest of Europe

21,532,393

16,241,747

18,501,318

25,906,872

41,227,775

33,727,169

39,965,984

United States of America

29,263,793

11,386,902

18,532,176

20,771,502

25,455,277

18,461,225

16,423,765

Canada

5,715,086

2,859,206

2,959,593

6,015,817

8,819,353

10,857,714

5,740,314

The rest of America

9,797,977

15,106,382

4,723,492

6,532,832

8,545,792

5,512,904

7,702,143

Asia

6,803,553

7,482,801

5,955,876

9,671,155

13,818,474

6,494,604

7,176,745

Africa

2,618,695

3,939,921

3,657,983

4,446,237

5,220,562

4,450,554

5,496,794

Australasia

1,063,023

5,756,083

1,243,159

1,629,098

5,795,172

5,074,707

7,627,400

All sources*

131,334,517

136,315,884

130,231,623

159,393,975

204,595,585

172,295,300

183,416,564

* Includes deep sea fisheries and parcel post not allocated by countries.

asked the Taoiseach if he will give particulars of the total value of our exports including re-exports for each of the years 1947 to 1953 inclusive, to (1) the Six Counties; (2) Britain; (3) the rest of Europe; (4) the United States; (5) Canada; (6) the rest of America; (7) Asia; (8) Africa; (9) Australasia, and (10) all destinations.

I intend, with the permission of the Ceann Comhairle, to circulate in the Official Report a statement giving the required information.

Following is the statement:—

VALUE OF EXPORTS (INCLUDING RE-EXPORTS) TO CERTAIN SPECIFIED AREAS IN EACH YEAR 1947 TO 1953

Country of Destination

1947

1948

1949

1950

1951

1952

1953

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

The Six Counties

7,548,686

7,616,425

8,383,143

8,483,566

10,804,510

14,309,130

17,250,294

Britain

27,445,947

35,466,886

46,090,779

54,273,203

57,650,310

73,150,253

85,992,340

The rest of Europe

3,875,031

5,281,365

5,010,323

7,231,902

8,010,501

9,122,650

6,052,804

United States of America

292,744

376,480

464,679

1,340,324

3,219,401

3,214,375

2,372,637

Canada

17,911

47,996

57,468

100,205

355,033

273,848

365,162

The rest of America

50,733

55,350

78,318

203,944

141,122

183,243

196,367

Asia

80,499

115,361

148,391

465,912

589,673

813,416

1,045,652

Africa

116,916

284,238

221,506

178,307

430,780

303,713

494,036

Australasia

65,380

55,318

72,687

84,199

286,235

188,948

177,292

All destinations*

39,511,134

49,326,523

60,552,381

72,390,761

81,520,383

101,599,437

113,992,627

* Including deep sea fisheries and parcel post not allocated by country.