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THE BRITISH EMPIRE: — NEW ZEALAND

Ai'ticles of Import

Value

Articles of Export

Value

Clothing, and materials for.

1 £ 1,982,896

Colonial produce :

£ '

Iron and steel goods, ma-

Wool ....

4,443,144

chinery, <fec.

1,406.111

Gold

980,204

Sugar

373,407

Grain, pulse, flour .

339,643

Tea

178,350

Frozen meat .

1,56»>,286

Spirits, wines, and beer '

268,160

Kauri gum

398,010 1

Tobacco and cigars

164,889

Tallow ....

259,964 i

Paper, printed books, and

Hides, skins, leather

343,769

stationery

337,336

Live stock

11,974 1

Coal

98,139

Butter and cheese .

553,122 i

Bags and sacks .

104,401

Bacon and hams

13,560 1

Fruit

183,133

Preserved meats

78,235 j

Oils

163,793

Grass seed

46,947 !

Fancy goods

100,824

i Phormium (N.Z. Hemp) .

30,674

Other imports, excluding

Other articles .

530,735

specie ....

2,686,762

British and foreign produce

144,955

Specie

Total .

61,022

1 Specie

1

Total.

275,771

8,055,228

10,016,993

The expansion of the export trade in wool, frozen meat, kauri gum, butter, and cheese, for four decennial periods, is shown in the following table :-

Years

Wool

Frozen Meat

Kauri Gum

Butter

Cheese

1867 1877 1887 1897

Lbs.

27,152,966

64,481,324

88,824,382

135,835,117

Cwts.

402,107 1,407,921

Tons 2,685 3,632 6,790 6,641

Cwts.

38

5,206

17,018

99,002

Cwts.

90

4,999

23,913

77,683

In 1857 the export of gold was 10,436 oz., value 40,442Z. ; in 1863, 628,450 oz., value 2,431,723/. ; in 1882 230,893 oz., value 921,664Z. ; in 1892 237,393 oz., value 951,963/. ; in 1894 221,614 ounces, value 887,865/. ; in 1895 293,493 ounces, value 1,162,181/. ; in 1896, 263,694 ounces, value 1,041,428/. ; in 1897, 251,645 ounces, value 980,204/. ; in 1898, 280,176 ounces, value 1,080,691/. The total value of gold entered for export from the colon\^ to December 31, 1898, was 54,453,325/. Most of the mining is done on Government land.

The following table shows the value ot trade with different countries for four years : —

Imports from

Exports to

1894

1895

1896

1897

1894

1895

1896

1897

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

United Kingdom

3,049,770

3,992,.359

4,714,476

5,392,738

7,903,493

7,045,646

7,541,981

8,168,123

Australian

Colonies

1,740,965

1,261,125

1,090,374

1,001,003

870,400

1,035,753

1,287,001

1,823,784

Pacific Islands .

275,415

282,571

301,159

283,593

150,740

125,643

126,859

117,365

India and Ceylon

19.3,.S81

233,135

221,459

803,624

2,337

2,137

2,681

2,810

China ....

26,422

38,664

39,427

43,390

3,838

4,680

8,268

6,773

Mauritius . .

31,431

12,474

21,219

25,564

542

261

64

3,258

United States .

394,691

394,223

492,840

628,044

287,196

316,639

326,589

875,096

Other places

175,945

185,578

256,366

377,267

12,501

19,465

27,662

19, 84

Totals

6,788,020

6,400,129

7,137,320

8,055,223

9,231,047

8,550,224

9,821,105

10,016993