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PRODUCTION AND INDUSTRY — COMMERCE II. Mines and Minerals.

283

The following table shows the quantity and value of minerals produced for years ending December 31 : —

1

Silver

Antimony Ore

Manganese Ore

Coal

Kauri Gum

Gokl

«*)

«4j

«<?

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•^

«4j

!>^

CO

a

03

d

CO

c

CO

a

CO

a

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.2

1

o

a>

o H

o

"3

O

"3

§

1> 3

13

o

3

1S88

>

376

>

>

>

8,482

>

>

403

71

6,246

1,085

2,404

613,895

306,947

389,933

201,219

801,066

1889

24,105

4,043

493

. 5,319

1,080

2,569

586,445

293,222

7,ai9

329,590

203,211

808,549

1890

32,637

6,162

515

11,121

482

1,004

637,397

349,936

7,438

378,563

193,193

773,438

1S91

28,023

5,151

413

4,950

1,153

2,634

668,794

379,738

8,388

437,056

251,996

1,007,488

1892

22,053

3,996

364

4,900

521

1,239

673,315

377,427

8,705

517,678

238.079

954,744

1893

63,076

9,743

331

3,497

319

943

691,548

383,905

8.317

510,775

226,811

913,138

1894

54.177

6,697

44

761

534

1,156

719,653

395,869

8,338

404,507

221,615

887,839

1895

85,024

10679

54

1,486

210

525

726,654

403,676

7,425

418,766

293,491

1,162,164

1896

94,307

10589

21

450

65

025

792,851

428 648

7,126

431,323

263,694

1,041,428

1897

183892

20872

10

157

180

541

840,713

420,357

6,641

398,010

251,645

980,204

1898

280,176

1,080,691

Commerce.

In 1897 the imports duty-free (excluding 61,022^. specie) amounted to 2,675,93H. ; subject to duty, 5,318,270^. The ad valorem duties vary from 5 to 40 per cent.

The value of the trade is shown in the accompanying table : —

Years

Total Imports

Exports of Colonial Produce

Exports of other Produce

Total Exports

1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898

£ 6,943,056 6,788,020 6,400,129 7,137,320 8,055,223 8,230,529

£ 8,557,443 9,085,148 8,390,153 9,177,336 9,596,267

£ 427,921 145,899 160,071 143,769 420,726

£ 8,985,364 9,231,047 8,550,224 9,321,105 10,016,993 10,523,290

The quantities and values of imports are obtained from Customs entries verified by invoices and where necessary, as with goods subject to an ad valorem duty, by examination. For exports the ' free-on-board in New Zealand ' value is given ; but, as regards the main items, the Collector of Customs examines carefully the amounts stated, and compares them with current price lists, to prevent any over-estimate. Goods trans-shii)ped at a foreign port, are regarded as imported from the country where they were originally shipped, and exports as destined for the country where it is intended to land them. The countries named, however, may not be those of origin or destination, as no attempt is made to trace the goods beyond the ports disclosed by the documents presented to the Customs. Very little cargo t;» transitu passes through New Zealand.

The values of the principal imports and exports in 1897 are shown in following table • —

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