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COMMlCRCE.

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Imports Value Exports Value 1 1 Rx. Rx. Cotton manufactures 26,395,008 Rice .... 11,705,842 Metals, hardware 1 and cutlery . j 7,667,722 1 Wheat 1,341,151 Cotton (raw) 8,871,313 Silk (raw and manuf.) 1,819,032 , , (manufactured) 8,151,338 Sugar (refined and) unrefined) . J 4,784,479 1 Opium Seeds (oil seeds mainly) 6,097,563 8,594,100 Woollen goods . 1,148,427 Hides and skins . 8,317,534 Liquors 1,588,494 , Jute (raw) . 10,129,992 Railway plant and ^ 2,876,451 [ ,, (manufactured) . 5,930,856 rolling-stock , j Tea .... 8,058,623 Oils . 4,146,566 Indigo 3,057,402 Machinery & I^Iill worl

2,861,108

Other dyes and tans . 482,047 Coal . 537,352 i Coffee 1,519,130 Provisions . 1,705,721 Wool (raw) 1,356,537 Ap]\arel (excluding "\ 1,226,629 Spices 471,628 hosiery) , . j Lac (excluding lac dye) 1,070,920 Salt . 868,718 Sugar (refined and ) 292,453 Spices 744,773 ! unrefined) . . \ Glass , 1 576,671 ! Silk (raw and cocoons). 514,850 Chemicals^ Drugs, &c 1,292,938 ! , , (manufactured) . 126,041 Pa]ier . 332,047 Oils .... 651,675 Unil)iellas . 335,374 Wood. 1,079,061 Grain and Pulse . 610,792 Wool (manufactured) 223,899 Dyeing and tanning)^ materials . j 767,606 Provisions . Saltpetre . 531,667 398,745

The share of each province in some of the most important exjtorts is shown in the following table for the year ending March 31, 1898 : —

— Bengal Bombay Siiul Madras Burma Rx. Rx. Rx. Rx. Rx. Rice . 3,001,664 410,242 65,815 1,277,260 6,950,861 Wheat 37,151 212,409 1,091,284 298 9 Opium 3,893,956 2,203,607 — — — Indigo 1,755,104 184,797 51,056 1,066,445 — Cotton 658,112 6,321,196 95.5,641 852,399 83,965 Seeds 2,964,179 4,671,395 595,684 360,706 2,136

The gross amount of import duty collected in 1897-98 was Rx. 6,302,983, and export duty Rx. 723,731. The largest import duty is derived from salt, Rx. 2,556,073 in 1897-98 ; the export duty is entirely on rice. The extent of the commercial intercourse between India and the United Kingdom, according to the Board of Trade Returns, is shown in tlie .subjoined table : —