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THE BRITISH EMPIRE: — NEW SOUTH WALES

III. Manufactures.

The following classification of manufactories, number of hands employed, and capital invested is compiled from the returns of 1897, as far as the number of establishments and hands employed is concerned, and from the Census returns of 1891 for the capital invested : —

Classiflcation

No. of Works 1

Hands

Capital Invested

Treating raw pastoral products Preparation of foods and drinks Clothing and textile fabrics Building materials .

Metal works, machineiy, &c.

Docks, slips, ship-building, &c. Furniture, bedding, &c. Paper, printing, binding, &c. Vehicles, harness, saddlery Light and heat . Other works

Total .

213

723

372

569

286

32

85

■ 273

182

63

205

3,213 9,055 9,409 5,652 10,418 1,387 1,309 4,901 1,706 938 2,835

£

729,908

4.899,007

1,550,415

2,007,716

2,893,429

262,475

298,684

1,089,319

545,598

569,132

804,021

15,649,704

3,003

50,883

1 Exclusive of small establishments emplojing less than 4 hands, in which no steani or other power is used.

Commerce.

The following table gives the values of the total imports, the total exports, and the exports of home and of foreign produce for the last five years : —

Year

Total Imports

Home Produce Exported

Foreign Produce Exported

Total Exports

1893 1894 1895 1896 1897

£ 18,107,035 15,801,941 15,992,415 20,561,510 21,744,350

£ 17,094,213 15,904,961 16,436,210 16,742,691 17,057,543

£ 5,827,010 4,672,712 5,498,575 6,267,658 6,693,529

£ 22,921,223 20,577,673 21,934,785 23,010,349 23,751,072

The total revenue from import duties in 1897 amounted to 1,250,176^., or 5*77 per cent, of the total value of the imports.

Wool is the staple export of the colony. The following is a table of the total quantities and values of wool exported in the last ten years : —

Year

Weight

Value

Year

Weight

Value

Lbs.

£

Lbs.

£

1888

243,256,253

9,358,515

1893

344,982,876

10,449,911

1889

266,229,029

10,785,070

1894

354,165,446

9,628,123

1890

243,738,266

9,232,672 !

1895

329,992,675

9,976,044

1891

340,691,382

11,312,980 1

1896

306,824,358

9,897,332

1892

323,052,014

10,540,147 !

1897

285,797,725

8,920,285