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THE BRITISH EMPIRE: — UNITED KINGDOM

The subjoined tables exhibit the vahie of the great articles of commerce imported for consumption and home produce exported in each of the last three years : —

The Principal Articles of Import.

Principal Articles Imported

1S96

1897

1898

Grain and flour

52,800,083

£ 53,579,745

£ 62,899,258

Cotton, raw

36,272,039

32,195,172

34,125,551

Wool, sheep and lambs

24,958,346

24,436,871

23,437,309

Dead meat

24,752,070

27,369,151

29,979,119

Sugar, raw and refined

18,369,628

15,950,944

17,209,761

Butter and margarine

17,842,792

18,402,287

18,344,345

Wood and timber

20,403,465

23,648,330

21,285,808

Silk manufactures .

16,698,872

16,912,048

16,623,241

Flax, hemp, and jute

9,236,814

8,909,196

9,042,686

Tea

10,562,773

10,405,084

10,367,672

Woollen manuf. & yarn

11,749,068

11,812,474

10,839,452

Animals (for food) .

10,438,699

11,380,092

10,385,676

Oils.^ ....

8,459,394

7,624,915

8,357,177

Chemicals, dye stuffs, &c.

6,776,920

5,998,549

5,483,230

Seeds ...

6,736,250

5,751,341

6,012,507

Fruits and hops

6,131,633

7,570,444

8,200,163

Currants and raisins

1,614,484

2,075,696

1,991,474

Leather, dressed hides, &c.

7,594,592

7,647,457

7,778,397

Wine ....

5,946,296

6,433,934

6,579,181

Cheese ....

4,900,342

5,885,521

4,970,247

Metals —

Copper, ore, &c. .

2,862,300

2,752,406

2,614,188

,, part wrought, &c.

2,882,253

3,040,158

3,597,665

Iron ore

3,778,789

4,436,004

4,034,642

,, in bars .

570,412

539,669

556,549

, , manufactures

4,878,423

6,063,363

7,321,725

Lead ....

1,855,743

2,033,300

2,521,356

Tin . .

2,289,688

1,623,798

1,389,601

Zinc and its manufactures

1,664,450

1,629,243

1,920,357

Eggs ....

4,184,656

4,356,807

4,456,123

Coffee ....

3,559,454

3,585,674

3,744,454

Tobacco ....

4,352,031

4,066,354

3,877,038

The Principal Articles of Export (Home Produce).

Principal Articles Exported

1896

1897

1898

Cotton manufactures .

Cotton yarn ....

Total of cotton

£,

59,309,842 10,044,676

£

54,043,633

9,929,768

£

55,986,598 8,921,427

69,344,518

63,973,401

64,908,025