The War Illustrated, No. 238, Vol. 10, August 2nd 1946

Britain’s Rising Exports Presage Better Times For the first time since the war figures showed that B rita in’s monthly export volume had, in May 1946, exceeded that of the corresponding period in 1938, by eleven percent. This followed an upward trend siuce January 1946, when only 74 percent had tUeen attained. February showed 87 percent, March 90 percent, and April 100 percent. Principal contributors responsible for the May increase were machinery and transport in­dustries, such as this locomotive work sat Glasgow (1), where an engine for export to India is being lifted into testing position. In dia’s order for £1,000,000 road -making machines included steam-rollers, the rollers of which are protectively packed ready for ship­ment (2). Outstanding exports for the period included 5,622 cars against 3,677 in 1938 many went to Singapore, for unloading Cat o llyer’s Quay (3). Other export figures for May compared with those of the same month in 1938 (in parenthesis) were :commercial vehicles and chassis 4,886(1,190) rail wagons and trucks 17,749 tons (3,025) electrical generators 2,156 tons (858) and machine tools 3,927 tons (2,010). J‘kotos, Bnlish Official, Topical, and Central Press PAGE 226
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