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THE BRITISH EMPIRE: — SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Years

Imports

Exports

Years

Imports

Exports

1892 1893 1894

£ 7,395,178 7,934,200 6,226,690

£ 7,819,539 8,463,936 7,301,774

1895

! 1896

1897

£ 5,585,601 7,160,770 7,126,385

£ 7,177,038 7,594,054 6,928,415

Imports subject to duty (1896), 2,891, 998^. : imports duty-free, 4,234,387/.

The imports into the colony consist of articles of general consumption, textile manufactures, and British colonial produce. Imports are 20/. 35. 2\d. per head, and exports 19/. lis. ll^d. per head of mean population.

The principal exports have been as follows for five years : —

1893

1894

1895

1896

1897

Wool Wheat .

,, flour Copper .

£

1,381,766

732,218

331,542

208,967

£

1,275,611

741,912

327,638

208,639

£

1,438,776

445,461

392,974

226,494

£

1,228,991

89,515

523,541

219,052

1 £ ! 995,393 2,473 225,387 238,277 1

18,119 tons of bread stuff were exported in 1897.

The distribution of the trade of South Australia in 1896 and 1897 was as follows :

Imports from

Imports from

Exports to

Exports to

(1896)

(1697)

£

(1896)

(1897)

£

£

£

United Kingdom . .

2,220,611

2,054,267

2,286,740

2,182,946

Australian Colonies . .

3,944,037

3,846,508

3,558,085

2,961,212

Other British Possessions.

249,277

240,513

923.359

909,553

United States . . .

253,266

304,666

1 11,319

1,900

Other Foreign Countries .

493,579

677,431

1 814,551

872,804

Recorded values and quantities are ascertained from invoices produced to the customs, 10 percent, being added to the invoice value. In the absence of invoices customs officers value the goods. The countries of origin and destination are those obtained from warrants passed by importers and exporters respectively.

The subjoined table shows the imports from South Australia (exclusive of gold) into the United Kingdom, and the exports of British produce and manufactures to South Australia, according to the Board of Trade Returns, for the last five years : —

189.3

1894

1895

1896

1897

Imports from S. Aus- tralia into U. K.

Exports to S. Au.<!- tralia

£ 2,646,398 1,405,134

£ 2,827,601 1,598,073

£ 2,618,389 1,544,800

£ 2,293,303 1,962,584

£ 1,922,272 1,741,125

The following were the values of the principal imports into and exports from