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MINING AND MKTALS

75

Countries

Weight

Value ||

Countries

Weight

1 Value

Tons

• £

Tons

£

France

5,697,292

2,363,721

Denmark .

1,879,182

773,725

Italy.

4,834,054

2,045,723

Holland .

947,235

411,222

Germany .

5,042,781

2,021,444

Argentina .

865,345

490,339

Spain

2,257,306

1,080,604

Norway

1,174,416

497,994

Sweden

2,286,558

1,014,056 I

Brazil

1,046,075

582,315

Russia

2,015,525

921,719

British India

208,432

104,609

Egypt

1,860,723

899,005

Portugal

683,002

308,680

From the principal ports the export of coal, coke, and fuel in 1897 was as follows : —

Ports

Tons

Value

£ 6,039,240

Ports

Tons

Value. 1

Cardiff . .

12,443,438

Kirkcaldy .

1,818,026

£ 669,901

Newcastle .

2,977,512

1,160,379 '

Hull . . .

1,252,696

608,093 i

Newport

2,903,167

1,356,897

Grangemouth

1,193,743

546,299 ';

S. Shields .

2,793,652

1,117,521

Grimsby

837,869

422,701 .

N. Shields .

1,468,595

587,708

Glasgow . .

855,049

320,380 1

Sunderland

1,898,979

779,336

Goole .

635,130

278,670

Swansea . .

1,665,337

792,993

Leith .

469,655

238,118

The quantity and value of iron ore produced in the United Kingdom, and the quantity and value, exclusive of "purple ore" (467,318 tons in 1897), imported in five years have been : —

Year

Iron ore produced

Iron ore imported

Weight

Value

Weight

Tons 4,065,864 4,413,652 4,450,311 5,438,307 5,968,680

Value

1893 I 1894 1895 1896 1897

Tons 11,203,476 12,367,308 12,615,414 13.700,764 13,787,878

£ 2,827,947 3,190,647 2,865,709 3,150,424 3,217,795

£

2,792,028 2,978,597 2,977,952 3,778,789 4,436,004

The exports of iron ore are insignificant, and 3,497 tons in 1896, and 2,588 tons in 1897. Of the ore imported in 1897, 5,067,148 tons, valued at 3,621,835Z. came from Spain. The net quantity of iron ore available for the furnaces of Great Britain in 1897 was 20,221,288 tons.

The number of blast furnaces in operation, and the quantities of iron ore smelted and of pig-iron produced in five years, with the quantities of pig and puddled iron imported and of pig-iron exported, have been :-

Year

Blast Furnaces

Ore Smelted

Pig-iron made

Pig and

Puddled-iron

Imported

Pig-iron j Exported

1893 1894 1895 1896

1897

1

327 325 344 373 380

Tons 16,620,653 17,803,998 18,629,337 21,204,284 21,327,013

Tons 6,976,990 7,427,342 7,703,459 8,659,681 8,796,465

Tons

35,357

61,975

93,119

106,449

158,003

Tons

840,294

830,985

866,568

1,060,165

1,201,104