Doing Big Business (as usual) With Sudan’s Indicted Mass Murderers


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Subject: Sudan – (Big) Business as Usual and Ineffectual Peacekeeping

Over the past 10 years the UK has done nearly £2 billion of business with Sudan – £1,595m of exports (goods and services) and £294 million of imports. Imports and Exports: Sudan

Question

Asked by Lord Alton of Liverpool

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the trading figures for exports and imports between Sudan and the United Kingdom over each of the past 10 years.[HL264]

The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills & Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint): Data on exports and imports between Sudan and the UK are shown in the tables below, for goods and services separately. These data are available in publications from HM Revenue and Customs and the Office for National Statistics.

UK Trade in Goods with Sudan
UK Exports to Sudan UK Imports from Sudan
£m £m
2002 71 8
2003 89 6
2004 92 14
2005 140 18
2006 155 10
2007 115 21
2008 142 5
2009 123 18
2010 138 10
2011 121 6
Source: HMRC Overseas Trade Statistics uktradeinfo.com
UK Trade in Services with Sudan
UK Exports to Sudan UK Imports from Sudan
£m £m
2005 29 21
2006 31 46
2007 36 34
2008 62 29
2009 58 28
2010 78 20
Source: ONS Pink Book (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 editions). Data prior to 2005 are not available. Data for 2011 are planned for release in July 2012