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COMMERCE

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include 91 boats of 299 tons engaged in coral fishing. At the same date there were 77,109 fishermen, of whom 6,648 were engaged in deep-sea or foreign fishing. In 1896 there went to tlie deei>-sea fishing 1,788 boats of 18,857 tons. Of these. 91 of 1,352 tons were employed in coral-fishing, and 101 of 2,173 tons in fishing for sponges. The value of the fish caught in 1896 (ex- cluding foreign fishing) was estimated at 14,948,884 lire, probably too low an estimate ; the value obtained from tunney-fishing was 1,780,985 lire and from coral-fishing 1,013,700 lire, the quantity (much less than the average) being estimated at 299,000 kilogrammes.

Commerce.

The following table shows the total special imports and exports (excluding gold, coined silver, and goods in transit), and the imports and exports of the precious metals (excluding un- coined silver) in each of the last five years : —

Year

Special trade

Precious Metals

Imports

Ex])orts

Imports

Exports

1893 1894 1895 1896 1897

Lire 1,191,227,553 1,094,649,101 1,187,288,208 1,173,233,425 1,192,138,168

Lire 964,188,135 1,026,506,040 1,037,707,599 1,052,097,943 1,092,719,241

Lire

43,014,800

108,135,700

7,293,400

10,280,800

8,676,200

Lire 94,173,900 31,517,700 21,302,100 19,916,900 23,096,400

The following table shows the value of the leading imports and exports in 1897 : —

Imports

Exports

Lire

Lire

Grain, wheat .

78,680,520

Silk, raw and thrown

270,376,300

Cotton, raw .

110,628,804

,, waste

24,290,050

Coal

97,971,789

,, cocoons .

3,027,030

Timber for building .

35,090,513

1 Wine in casks

^8,479,100

Sugar, raw

21,038,836

, Oil, olive.

57,859,944

,, refined ,

164,206

Fruit (fresh) .

39,761,242

"Wool, raw

31,151,690

1 Eggs

32,558,900

Machinery

33,519,782

Coral, manufactured.

23,849,160

Silk, unbleaclicd, raw,

, Hemp and flax, raw

44,156,233

or twisted .

68,318,100

Sulphur, unrefined

Fish, of all sorts

31,556,200

j and refined .

34,098,568

Iron in bars, &c.

11,103,885

i Rice

7,639,045

Coffee

19,481.353

' Cotton raw

1,698,680

Linen and hejnp varn

11,660,760

Marble .

14,344,114

Hides, raw and dried

42,290,140

Meat, fresh and salted

15,398,440

Cheese .

7,664,990

Skins, raw

15,09.^280

Tobacco leaf .

21,404,740

' Straw plaiting.

6,179,640

Cotton, unbleached .

791,594

1 Dyeing and tanning

Cotton bleached

1,212,530

stuffs .

12,191,043

,, coloured & dyed

1,513,266

Animals, cattle

14,816,940

,, printed .

3,558,060

1 ,, horses

1,184,150