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ARGENTINE REPUBLIC

The foreign trade in the Argentine Republic was mainly with the following countries, to the following values in gold dollars : —

Imports from

Exports to

1896

1897

1890

1897 Pesos

Pesos

Pesos

Pesos

Great Britain

44,729,966

36,392,057

14,388,761

12,984,690

France

12,028,514

11,019,576

23,654,976

22,999,019

Germany .

13,895,065

11,114,102

13,332,785

14,047,135

i Belgium

8,453,200

8,046,254

12,062,348

8,934,829

United States

11,210,475

10,101,714

1,401,362

8,321,611

Italy .

11,394,910

10,943,038

3,897,059

3,964,616

Brazil

5,152,621

4,761,505

9,841,460

8,685,187

The commercial intercouise between the Argentine Republic and the United Kingdom for five years, according to the Board of Trade returns, was : —

1893

1894

1895

189G

1897

Imports intoU. K. from Argentina

Exports of British produce to Ar- gentina .

£ 4,836,682

5,535,754

£ 6,168,624

4,514,563

£

9,084,497

5,349,091

£ 8,974,164

6,620,993

£ 5,753,916

4,801,125

The staple Argentine imports into the United Kingdom are as follows : — Tallow and stearine, 140,589^. in 1896; 106,527/. in 1897 ; fresh mutton, 1,071,891/. in 1896 ; 1,175,129/. in 1897 ; skins, mainly sheep, 102,034/. in 1896 ; 194,424/. in 1897 ; bones, 48,621/. in ]896 ; 30,829/. in 1897 ; hides, 66,498/. in 1896 ; 87,731/. in 1897 ; wool, 216,578/. in 1896 ; 355,018/. in 1897; wheat, 2,432,674/. in 1893; 3,400,954/. in 1894; 3,142,378/. in 1895 ; 1,440,320/. in 1896 ; 318,871/. in 1897 ; other sorts in 1895 ; 2,796,372/. in 1896; 589,194/. in 1897; 1896 ; 1,153,507/. in 1897 ; sheep, 501,712/. in 1896 ; 528,607/. in 1897: linseed, 1.167,925/. in 1896; 644,378/. in 1897.' The exports of British produce to the Argentine Republic consist chiefly of cottons, 1,145,487/ ; jute manufactures. 133,870/. ; woollens, 454,975/. ; iron, 851,354/. ; and machinery, ol4,908t. ; railway carriages, 101,488/. ; coal, 490,339/, in 1897.

of grain, 1,562,597/. cattle, 923,625/. in

Shipping and Navigation.

The vessels entered in the foreign trade at the ports of the Republic in three years were : —