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NAVIGATION AND SHIPPING

753

The following table shows the re-exportation and transit, in thousands of lire, for eight years : —

1SS9

1890

1891

1892

1893

1894

1,000 Lire 21,075 57,774

1895

1896

Re-exportation Transit .

1,000

Lire

121,055

55,111

1,000

Lire

100,485

00,821

1,000 Lire 73,050 71,208

1,000 Lire 69,593 51,405

1,000 Lire 20,227 49,737

1,000 Lire 22,357 79,998

1,000

Lire

21,105

100,102

The value of the imports into Great Britain from Italy, and of the exports of domestic produce and manufactures from Great Britain to Italy for five years, according to the Board of Trade Returns, is shown in the following table : —

1893

1894

1895

1896

1897

Imports from Italy ,

Exports of British

produce to Italy .

£ 2,948,336

5,206,796

£

3,129,173 5,555,365

£ 3,132,720

5,545,966

£ 3,192,856

5,357,250

£ 3,317,292

'5,596,900

The principal articles of import into Great Britain from Italy in the year 1897 were : — Olive oil, of the value of 297,159/. ; hemp, 419,162/. ; oranges and lemons, 414,177/. ; sulphur, 100,580/. ; chemical products, 77,936/. ; sumach, 132,363/ ; other dyes, 118,306/. ; wine, 74,826/. ; almonds, 68,620/. ; stones, 165,342/. ; andiron ore, 126,640/. The value of the cotton manufactures and yarn exported from Great Britain to Italy in the year 1897 amounted to 309,035/. ; coals, 2,045,723/. ; iron, wrought and unwrought, 581,336/. ; woollen manufactures, 336,874/. ; machinery, 492,691/. ; refined sugar, 26,227/. ; fish, 161,316/. ; copper, wrought and unwrought, 85,653/.

Navigation and Shipping.

On Dece*mber31, 1896, there were on the registers of the mercantile marine 6,353 vessels, classified as follows : —

_

Sailing Vessels

i

Steam Vessels

Total

For long sea voyages . For long coasting voyages . For short voyages, fishing, &c

Totals ....

Or according to tonnage : — Vessels over 1,000 tons . ,, 501 to 1,000 tons . ,, 101 to 500 tons . ,, 51 to 100 tons ,, 1 to 50 tons .

Totals

No. 338 154

5,510

6,002

Tons

265,364

59,253

202,937

527,554

Over 2,000

1,001—2,000

401—1,000

101— 400

1— 100

No.

83

44

224

Tons

139,197

43,351

55,179

No. 421 198

5,734

Tons i 404,561 102,604

258,116

351

237,727 ; 6,353

765,281 1

61

262

564

556

4,559

76,812

183,985

143,77s

42,282

80,697

23 83 70 54 121

HmS} 1"5' 250,786 1 }|g ,,, 333,3,,

3,172 5,236 126,151

6,002

527,554

851 287,727 | 6,353

765,281

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