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COMMERCE

returns are most exactly given for imports. For the quantities of exports the statements of exporters are relied on. Imports are recorded as from the country of the last port of shipment, and exports as to the country which is their immediate destination. The figures record the special trade. The returns of the trade between Sweden and Norway may be considered as not corresponding with the real commerce.

The following shows the value of the trade with the principal countries with which Sweden deals:—

Country Imports from
(1895)
Imports from
(1896)
Exports to
(1893)
Exports to
(1896)
Kronor Kronor Kronor Kronor
Great Britain 97,774,831 98,834,090 130,819,647 144,052,618
Germany 116,223,385 117,516,148 42,759,526 43,833,965
Denmark 37,975,650 45,897,752 41,464,029 42,293,111
Norway 28,741,784 29,027,882 18,053,791 19,548,410
Russia (including Finland) 19,755,142 23,267,447 11,292,119 13,336,656
France 7,931,912 7,170,442 25,207,694 29,365,472
Spain 864,330 1,214,017 3,623,999 2,489,179
Netherlands 8,331,267 8,777,465 18,302,375 20,140,466
Belgium 9,628,509 11,689,109 8,898,432 12,075,365
United States 10,642,732 9,091,760 81,809 720,582
Other countries 6,420,705 5,828,606 10,930,869 12,427,218
Total 344,290,247 358,314,718 311,434,290 340,283,042

The following table shows the trade between Sweden and the United Kingdom according to the Board of Trade Returns:—

1893 1894 1895 1896 1897
£ £ £ £ £
Imports into U. K. from Sweden 8,416,252 8,330,188 8,784,256 9,524,137 9,839,146
Exports of British produce to Sweden 2,699,527 2,971,256 3,021,811 3,206,033 3,565,422

The following table shows the chief articles of import into the United Kingdom from Sweden:—

1893 1894 1895 1896 1897
£ £ £ £ £
Wood & timber 3,564,586 3,977,631 3,704,197 4,488,381 5,224,978
Oats 927,936 250,660 312,777 222,823 51,406
Bar iron 518,209 470,910 490,180 510,511 464,195
Iron and steel manufactures 268,259 223,619 277,211 253,500 239,721
Pig iron 159,381 267,627 380,149 323,473 288,324
Butter 1,452,099 1,413,779 1,644,111 1,664,685 1,515,705
Matches 204,060 230,509 203,196 204,999 223,834

The leading exports of British home produce to Sweden in 1897 were iron, wrought and unwrought, of the value of 491,058 £.; coals, 1,014,056 £.; cotton manufactures and yarn, 388,286 £.; woollen manufactures and yarn, 355,093 £.