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Tuesday, 30 April 1957

Mr Swartz z asked the Minister representing the Minister for National Development, upon notice -

1.   What quantities of refined, semi-refined, or residual petroleum products are being exported from Australia by the new oil refineries?

2.   To what countries are these products being, exported?

3.   What is the amount of foreign exchange earned to date by the export of petroleum products from Australia?

Mr Beale - The Minister for National Development has furnished the following replies: - 1 and 2. The answers to these questions are provided in the following table, which sets out exports during 1956 of each of the principal petroleum products to the countries concerned: -


3.   The f.o.b. value of exports of petroleum products during each of the financial years 1953-54, 1954-55 and 1955-56 was as follows:-


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