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COMMERCE

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1872 the total imports were estimated at 6,451 million kilo grammes, and the exports at 2,956 millions ; while in 1897 the former were 22,426 million kilogrammes, and the latter 14,076 millions, exclusive of goods in transit.

The following are the estimates of the imports for home con- sumption and the exports of home produce for five years : —

Year

1 Imports

Exports

Guilders

Guilders

1893

1 1,408,723,000

1,116,618,000

1894

! 1,461,000,000

1,115,000,000

1895

1,444,000,000

1,178,000,000

1896

1,635,000,000

1,340,000,000

1897

1 1,706,000,000

1

1,479,000,000

The values of the leading articles of import and export in 1896-1897 were (in thousands of guilders) : —

1

Imports,

Exports,

Impoi-ts, 1

Exports,

1

1890

1890 99,044 !

1897 1

1897

Iron and steel of all kinds

150,816

160,196 1

101,142

Textiles, raw and manu-

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factured

88,112

65,307

98,339 !

73,984

Cereals and flour

315,624

184,422

325,816 s

204,277

Coal ....

47,184

3,238

49,516 1

3,480

Rice ....

39,527

15,412

44,955 :

20,110

Mineral oil . . .

10,840

80

11,419

82

Coffee ....

40,872

24,434

47,939

24,762

Butter ....

1,572

17,170

1,655

17,625

Margarine (raw & eatable)

18,240

38,224

19,018

48,093

Sugar ....

29,118

52,435

25,854

54,440

Cheese . . .

76

11,731

82

13,334

Di-ugs ....

203,899

187,021

176,105

236,726

Gold and silver

6,353

779

22,194

81

Vegetables

1,627

27,106

1,752

39,167

Wood ....

38,397

21,086

50,944

34,298

Skins ....

22,931

21,472

26,921

29,696

Indigo ....

9,649

6,911

8,789

6,119

Copper ....

68,044

65,367

72,882

67,801

Paper ....

5,026

27,7.32

5,144

32,035

Soot, grease, tallow, suet .

16,336

6,186

22,331

9.326

Saltpetre . . . ,

25,664

22,238

21,760

19,686

Zinc ....

10,954

10,700

10,997

10,792

Tobacco ....

9,374

4,511

9,208

5.388

Tin

18,569

17,017

18,914

15,365

Colours (painters' wares) .

11,729

9,852

12,250

10,787

Flax ....

1,178

16,298

967

12,685

Seeds (colza, linseed, &c.)

39,565

18,557

32,917

15,881