COMMERCE — MONEY, WEIGIHTS, AND MEASURES 801
111 1S95 and 1896 tJie trade was distributed among the principal countries (including their dependencies) as follows : —
Great Britain .
Thus, in 1896, of the imports about 59 per cent, were from Great Britain, 27 per cent, from France, and 9 '5 per cent, from Germany ; of the exports about 17 per cent, went to Great Britain, 14 per cent, to France, and 9 per cent, to (rermany.
The chief imports (1896) are cotton goods (545,360Z.), sugar (344, 840Z.), tea (104,912Z.), silk, candles, woollen cloth, alcoholic liquors, flour, earthenware, and glass; while the chief exports are beans (86,223/.), cattle, wool (148,532Z.), goat-skins (66,126Z.), eggs (91,858/.), wax, maize, slippers (77,830/.), bird- seed, almonds and dates.
The value of the trade between Morocco and the United Kingdom in each of the last five years, according to the Board of Trade returns, was : —
Imports into U. K.
from Morocco Exports of British
produce to Morocco
494,908 538,685 629,783 i 489,864 ' 412,753
The chief articles of import into the United Kingdom from jSIorocco in 1897 were beans, of the value of 18,558/. (216,0777. in 1893); almonds, 35,593/. ; wool, 59,651/. ; gum, 24,043/. ; goatskins, 37,671/. ; wax, 4,998/. The staple articles of British export to Morocco consists of cotton manufac- tures, to the value of 320,519/. ; caudles, 35,303/. in 1897.
By the Treaty of Wa.l Kas, 1860, the Sultan granted the claim of Spain, although the question has at dittcrent times been raised, to the small territor> of Santa Cruz dc IMar re([uena, south of jMogador, but Spain has not yet taken advantage of the cession. On the Xorth coast of Morocco, Spain occupies positions at Ceuta.and Melilla.
Postal services, under the control of the Moorish, British, or French Government, have been begun, and now six couriers a week pass in each direction between Fez and Tangier, while a bi-weekly service extends to Elksar, Laraiclie, and other towns.
Money, Weights, and Measures.
The Blankxd or Muzoona ~ ^ Floos Approximate English value The Ounce or Okia = 4 BlanJcech ,, ,, ,. = \jsts^-
The Mitl-al =10 Owiccs ,, ,, ,t = ^ivs^^'
Spanish dollars and pcsetos, as well as Moorish coins minted for tht Government in France, are current. The values fluctuate, and the market