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1116 TURKEY AND TRIBUTARY STATES: — EGYPT

The total niimljer of date trees which yield fruit or seed is about 3,452,674. Cattle and farm animals, ineludinir horses and camels, number 1,668,860.

The lollowini^ table shows (in feddans) the area of the several crops in 1890 and 1891 :—

1890

1891

1890

1891

Feddans

Feddans

Feddans

Feddans

Wheat, .

1,165,676

1,215,841

Water - melons,

Maize and durrah .

1,559,906

1,530,983

melons.

44,012

43,180

Clover

875,761

820,263

, Lupins, smut .

13,141

17,355

Cotton

864,302

871,241

Tobacco .

860

Beans

628,211

643,751

Peas, &c.

8,819

7,169

Barley

456,075

460,330

Flax, henna, indigo

6,050

5,829

Lentils

77,216

75,75(i

j Castor plant, sesame

14,133

9,664

Rice

' Helbe ' (Fenugreek)

148,095

167,164

'

133,484

139,560

Vegetables, iiotatoes

37,244

34.542

Total crops

6,130,701

6,145,849

Sugar-cane

65,505

64,539

Area cultivated

5,022,701

' Guilbane ' (Chick-

ling vetch) .

32,211

38,702

Double cultivation .

1

1,108,000

Commerce.

The exterior com kinds of merchandise

inerce of Egypt, comprising imports and exports , is given at the following figures for live years : —

of all

Year

Imports

Exports £E

Totals

£E

1893

8,718,735

12,789,687

21,508,422

1894

9,266,116

11,892,875

21,158,991

1895

8,389.933

12,632,450

21,022,383

1896

9,828,604

13,232,108

23,060,712

1897

10,603,672

12,321,220

22,924,892

The movement of specie during the same period has been —

Year

1

Imports

Exports

1

£E

£E

1893 1

2,946,674

3,517,152

1894 I

1,995,676

1,816,256

1895

4,319,265

2,322,190

1896

3,720,425

1,826,160 i

1897

2,921,722

2,369,479 i

i

The following table shows the value of the commercial intercourse of Egypt (exclusive of tobacco imports) with different foreign countries foy three years ; —