Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - “Iron Curtain” Countries: Imports and Exports.

1.

asked the Taoiseach if he will state the total value of imports and exports between this country and each country on the other side of the "Iron Curtain" in each of the years 1956, 1957, 1958 and to the latest date in 1959 for which figures are available.

I propose, with the permission of the Leas-Cheann Comhairle, to circulate in the Official Report a statement showing the value of imports from and total exports to the U.S.S.R. and to certain Eastern European countries in each of the years 1956, 1957 and 1958 and in the period from 1st January, 1959, to 31st August, 1959, the latest date for which these figures are available.

Following is the statement:—

VALUE of imports from and exports to the U.S.S.R. and to certan Eastern European countries in each of the years 1956 to 1958 and in the period January to August, 1959.

Country

Imports

Total Exports

1956

1957

1958

January —August 1959

1956

1957

1958

January —August 1959

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

U.S.S.R.

291,892

302,096

192,741

149,146

6

39,085

Bulgaria

8,628

22

225

379

Hungary

57,810

57,354

108,529

44,529

15,058

Poland

33,696

34,829

805,015

441,503

810

244,366

Roumania

622

2,869

272

447

Czechoslovakia

390,339

376,379

377,394

204,892

63,158

176,832

94,276

21,928

Germany, Eastern

142,198

547,999

714,112

383,898

Albania