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IMPORTS AND EXPORTS — PRECIOUS METALS cxlv

Items

Domestic bullion (United States mint or assay office bars, commercial value) . Other domestic bullion (commercial value) Domestic coin ..... Silver in copper matte and base bullion (custom- house returns, $10:3,202) . Silver in domestic ore Total domestic .... Foreign coin reexported Silver in foreign base bullion Total foreign Total silver exports

r,275,594 107,714

A'aluo

$211,948 47,342,174 112,201 701,866 100

$48,368,289

7,383,308

$55,751,597

In the above table the item "in copper matte and bullion, $701,866," 1,216,911 ounces fine, ascertained by the Bureau of the Mint from the superintendent of the United States assay office and collectors of the ports at New York and Baltimore, has been substituted for the amount of silver exported in the form of copper matte and base bullion, viz, $163,202, contained in the custom-house returns to the Bureau of Statistics, Treasury Department. The value of the net exports of silver for the fiscal year was $24,822,146, against $32,636,835 for the previous fiscal year.

VALUE OF SILVER IMPORTED AND EXPORTED, VARIOUS TEARS, FROM 1850 TO 1898; ALSO OF SILVER IN ORE, 1890 TO 1898

Coin and Bullion Silver in Ore Year ending June 30 — EXPORTS Imports Excess of Exports over Imports Domestic ^ Foreign Total Imports Dollars Dollars Dollars Dollars Dollars Dollars 1850 . 2,962,367 2,852,086 1860 8,100,200 6,W1,349 1870 15,303,193 9,216,511 24,519,704 14,362,229 10,157,475 1880 7,572,854 5,931,040 13,503,894 12,275,914 1,227,980 1890 22,378,557 12,495,372 34,873,929 21,032,984 13,S40,945 7,748,572 1891 14,033,714 8,557,274 22,590,988 18,026,880 4,-564,108 8,953,608 1892 16,765,0(57 16,045,492 32,810,559 19,955,086 12,855,473 9,656,761 1893 23,559,254 17,178,065 40,737,319 23,193,252 17,514.067 11,100,747 1894* 39,069,087 11,382,178 50,451,205 13,286,552 37,164,713 6,631,011 18952 40,119,428 7,175,858 47,295,286 20,211,179 27,084,107 10,658,659 18962 53,196,559 7,345,111 60,541,670 28,777,186 31,764,484 15,859,228 1897 2 56,541.823 5,404,815 61,946,638 30,5:33,227 31,413,411 19.552,522 18982 . 47,829,645 7,275,594 55,105,239 30,927,781 24,177,458 20,037,520

1 Gold and silver cannot be separately stated prior to 1S64, but it is probable that the greater portion of the exports was gold. - Includes silver in ore. •