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THE POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY.

I. Trade of Independent Countries other than of Europe and North America.

Names or Countries. Number of Inhabitants. Importations. Thousands of dollars. Exportations. Thousands of dolars. Imports per capita. Dollars. Exports per capita. Dollars.
Asia (1895).
China * 383,253 128,772 107,499 .34 .28
Japan + 42,270 90,681 62,443 2.14 1.47
All other states 27,000 30,000 32,000 1.10 1.18
America.
Argentina ++ 4,000 103,058 108,671 26.50 27.17
Brazil # 16,000 96,000 97,000 6.00 6.06
Chile ii 2,700 69,200 72,900 25.62 27.00
Peru ^ 2,600 7,560 9,000 2.90 3.30
Mexico <> 12,600 42,000 22,000 3.32 1.76
Uruguay +> 800 25,000 30,000 31.25 37.50
Venezuela ^^ 2,300 1,700 22,000 7.40 9.56
All other states 11,300 34,000 46,800 3.00 4.14
South Africa
Independent states 1,000 75,000 12,000 75.00 12.00
 Total independent states 505,800 718,271 622,313
Asiatic states 452,500 249,453 201,942
American and South African 53,300 468,818 420,371
 
* Haikwan tael, 74.9 cents. + Yen, 52.9 cents. ++ Peso, gold, 96.5 cents.
# Milreis, paper (1896), 2012 cents. ii Peso, gold. ^ Soler, 43 cents.
<> Dollar (47 cents) for exports, gold dollar for imports. +> Peso, $1. ^^ Bolivar, 19.3 cents.
 

The year is 1896, and where a different one is taken it is so marked against the country in the table. The figures only represent the direct merchandise trade. All specie and bullion shipments are eliminated from the account.

 

II. Trade of India and Dependencies and of Colonies and other Possessions of the United Kingdom {Year ending March, 1897).

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Names of Colonies and other Possessions. Number of inhabitants. Thousands. Importations. Thousands of dollars. Exportations. Thousands of dollars. Imports per capita. Dollars. Exports per capita. Dollars.
India and its dependencies * 290,690 284,026 378,732 .97 1.30
Cape Colony 1,820 91,800 39,000 50.04 20.15
Natal 778 18,000 6,500 23.15 8.20
Gold Coast and other Central African possessions 36,700 19,000 17,000 .52 .46
Canada 5,125 118,000 121,000 23.05 24.04
West Indies 3,614 30,000 25,000 8.33 6.94
Australasia and Oceanica 4,793 204,500 210,000 42.65 43.75
 Trade of all countries under British flag 343,520 765,326 797,232
Trade of colonies with white population 16,130 461,320 411,584
Trade of Asiatic dependencies 290,690 284,026 378,732
*Rupee, 32 cents. For Straits Settlement and Ceylon, Mexican dollars @ 47 cents.