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THE BRITISH EMPIRE: — CANADA

The following table shows the progress of the leading classes of domestic exports, in thousands of dollars : —

1880

1890

1894

1895

1896

1897

Produce of the Mines .

2,877

4,855

5,800

6,982

8,060

11,299

,, ,, Fisheries

6,579

8,462

11,100

10,692

11,078

10,314

,, ,, Forest .

3,945

6,380

6,834

5,517

6,068

3,067

Animals & their produce

17,607

25,107

31,882

34,388

36,508

39,245

Agricultural produce .

22,294

11,908

17,678

15,719

14.084

17,983

Manufactures

16,197

25,541

27,216

26,144

30,477

34,715

Miscellaneous

640

82

75

86

^109

327

The share of the leading ports in the trade of 1897 was as follows in dollars : —

Montreal

Toronto Halifax

Quebec

St. John, N.B.

Ottawa

Victoria B.C.

Imports Exports .

44,498,213 48,079,462

18,626,007 5,777,260 5,603,137 6,435,718

4,712,094 4,901,394

3,354,067 5,730,585

1,792,993 4,169,595

2,787,785 2,610,794

The following figures give the value of exports of Canadian jiroduce to Great Britain, according to Canadian returns, in 1879 and in the last five years ended 30th June. (Conversions made at 4 '861.)

1879 1893 1894

£6,039,744 12,003,620 12,510,440

1895 1896 1897

£11,897,993 12,887,933 14,287,780

Canadian returns of imports from Great Britain do not distinguish between British and foreign produce. The chief exports of domestic produce from Canada to Great Britain in the last four years were : —

Articles

1894

1895

1S96

1897

£

£

£

£

Wheat ....

1,245,490

1,097,072

1,166,750

1,125,456

Wheat Flour .

166,930

86,503

71,450

166,322

Pease ....

337,250

243,469

165,160

373,305

Wood, and Manufactures

of ... .

2,358,250

1,825,371

2,675,260

3,073,567

Cheese ....

3,172,750

2,922,022

2,861,520

3,009,423

Cattle ....

1,298,010

1,396,770

1,400,350

1,326,229

Sheep ....

33,510

257,548

353,720

74,322

Fish ....

942,570

851,505

916,940

897,093

Apples, green or ripe

116,960

340,981

269,180

495,162

I'acon and Hams .

598,980

780,481

898,110

1,198,278

Skins and Furs

258,478

239,666

287,040

264,689

Leather, and manufac-

tures of .

296,149

228,783

350,980

260,676