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PRODUCTION AND INDUSTRY — COMMERCE

1019

1895

1896

Coal .... Iron ore Pig lead .

Tons 1,739,075 5,514,339 160,786

Tods 1,830,771 6,808,000 170,790

Copper ore .

Zinc (calamine) .

Iron pyrites

Manganese

Salt ....

2,800,000

44,000

60,267

10,162

326,320

2,825,000

45,000

200,000

100,000

350,000

Silver .......

Mercury

Kilogrammes 58,546 1,506,000

Kilogrammes

222,900 1,513,999

The smelting works number 132, with 16,310 workmen. The value of the mineral output is 108,221,668 pesetas ; and of the metallic produce, 141,476,545 pesetas. In addition to the industries connected with wine, fruits, olives, &c., Spain has considerable manufactures of cotton goods, employing about 68,300 looms, with 2,614,500 spindles, also paper works, and manufactures of articles in wood and cork.

Concerning Spanish fisheries, the most recent statistics relate to 1892. In that year the total number of boats employed was 14,726; fishermen, 67,197 ; weight of fish caught, 82,813,978 kilogrammes of the value of 38,241,093 pesetas. The most important catches are those of sardines, tunny fish, and cod. In Spain there are 409 factories, with 16,509 work- men, for the preparation of sardines. The value of their output is about 15,000,000 pesetas annually.

Commerce,

The total imports and exports of Spain (including the precious metals) wore as follows in five years : —

Year

Imports

Exports

Pesetas

Pesetas

1894

710,543,401

579,929,271

1895

703,792,444

692,635,935

1896

750,479,067

895,338,618

1897

784,196,987

979,545,623

1898

595,925,751

859,747,055

The following table shows the various classes of imports and exports for 1897 and 1898 :—

Description

Imports

1897

Stone, minerals, glassware ami pottery

Metals and their manufactures

Drugs aTid chemical products.

Cotton and its manufactures .

Other vegetable flbres and manu factur^s

Pesetas

72,715,632 24,651,056 60,183,616 03,300,414

22,822,432

1898

Exports

1S97

Pesetas

58,120,006 16,850,248 53,239,528 80,831,060

21,848,147

Pesetas

126.508,381

100,230,107

23,861,030

61,877,498

4,098,348

1898

Pesetas

127,217,080

101,303,110

22,291,954

37,948,584

2,564,513