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Tuesday, 9 May 1961

Mr Daly (GRAYNDLER, NEW SOUTH WALES) y asked the Minister for Trade, upon notice -

1.   What is the (a) number and (b) value of Holden vehicles exported since the commencement of their manufacture?

(2)   To which countries have these vehicles been exported, and what was the value in each case?

Mr McEwen n. - The answers to the honorable member's questions are -

1.   Details of exports of particular companies are not available from official statistics. However General Motors-Holdens Proprietary Limited has publicly stated that it has exported 24,700 vehicles valued at £13,000,000 since export operations commenced in November, 1954. About 10,700 of these vehicles were exported in 1960.

2.   Exports have been made to 38 different overseas territories. These territories are known to include New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaya, North Borneo, Thailand, South Africa, Indonesia, Southern Rhodesia, Kenya and Hawaii among others. The value of exports to each country separately is not available.

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