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GREECE

The following table sliows the principal classes of special imports and exports and their values in 1897 : —

Imports

Gold Drachmai

Exports

Gold Drachinai

"Wheat and mesliu

30,140,636

Silk and cocoons

834,648

Yarn of woven stuffs .

20,371,281

Sponges .

1,038,300

Coal & raAv materials .

12,110,954

Currants .

31,841,759

Fish, caviar, &c.

5,166,870

Figs .

2,064,647

Raw hides

3,667,172

Tobacco .

1,910,515

Wood and timber

2,618,886

Olive oil .

4,748,023

Ores and metals

2,785,720

Olives

888,258

Sugar

3,179,461

Soap .

319,285

Live stock

1,640,540

Tanned hides

288,642

Coffee

2,754.512

Ores .

19,429,248

Rice

2,067,324

Emery

300,675

Colours

2,117,843

Wine in cask

5,701,108

Sundries .

91,621,199

Cognac

979,049

Total

Sundries .

10,389,917 80,734,074

114,761,525

Total .

The customs revenue in 1897 amounted to 26,637,543 drachmai, against 27,348,205 drachmai in 1896. The revenue from the State monopolies in 1897 was: salt, 2,409,376 drachmai paper; petroleum, 4,862,280; matches, 1,027,832 ; playing cards, 280,076 ; total, 8,579,564 drachmai paper, against 9,252,557 in 1896.

The countries of origin are those from which the goods are imported into Greece, and the countries of destination are those to which the goods are ultimately exported. The values are determined by a special commission ap- pointed by the Ministry of Finance, and represent the official values accord- ing to a scale drawn up in 1889.

The value of the imports into the United Kingdom from Greece, and of the domestic exports from the United Kingdom to Greece in each of the last five years, according to the Board of Trade returns, was : —

1893

1894

1895

1896

1897

Imports into U. K,

from Greece . Exports of British

produce to Greece .

£ 1,420,167 604,905

£

1,288,175 881,379

& 1,241,406 806,328

£ 1,246,574 842,412

£ 1,638,995 833,228

The staple article of import from Greece into the United Kingdom is currants, the value of which in 1896 amounted to 744, 953(5. ; in 1897 to 1,043,646^. Other articles of import in 1897 were : — iron ore (including chrome), 266,480^. ; lead, 53,733Z. ; manganese ore, 19,535^. ; zinc ore, 16,113^. ; raisins, 24,426Z. ; sponges, 39,119Z. ; valonia, 38,012Z. ; silver ore, 40,439Z. Of the exports irom the United Kingdom to Greece in 1897, cotton goods and yarns were valued at 376,185^. ; woollens and worsteds, 86,03U. ; coal, 152,077Z. ; iron, 42,208/. ; machinery, 21,310/.