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SHIPPING AND NAVIGATION

285

The value of the total trade (imports and exports) for five years at each of the principal ports is given as follows : — •

Years

Aiicklaiul

Wellington

Lyttelton

Dunedin

£

£

£

£

1893

2,744,277

2,815,758

3,135,973

2,721,577

1894

2,737,354

2,770,954

2,956,618

2,316,322

1895

2,894,633

2,721,156

2,691,050

2,391,268 1

1896

3,236,605

3,079,112

2,967,761

2,508,405

1897

3,497,517

3,427,833

3,433,968

2,717,331

The commercial intercourse, exclusive of gold, between New Zealand and the United Kingdom is shown in the following table, according to the Board of Trade Returns, for five years : —

1893

1894

1895

1896

1897

Imports into

' £

£

£

£

£

U. K. from

N. Z. .

8,054,673

8,285,662

8,383,058

8,060,360

8,606,745

Imports of

British pro-

duce to N. Z.

3,277,897

3,031,623

3,103,091

3,995,092

4,027,652

The principal imports into the United Kingdom from New Zealand in 1897 were : wool 4,572,873^. (127,672,688 lbs.) ; fresh mutton, 2,077,448^. ; fresh beef, 117,679Z. ; butter, 366,956^. ; cheese, 160,767Z, ; Kauri gum, 198,737/.; skins and furs, 273,338/.; tallow, 285,683/. The chief exports from the United Kingdom to New Zealand were apparel, 406,047/. ; cottons, 488,123/. ; linens, 67,917/. ; woollens, 332,835/. ; leather, 136,120/. ; ma- chinery, 199,822/. ; iron, 586,965/. ; paper, 90,293/. ; spirits, 128,286/. ; beer and ale, 28,116/.

Shipping and Navigation.

In 1897 the registered vessels of the colony engaged in both foreign and coasting trade were 318 sailing vessels of 40,733 tons (gross), and 188 steamers of 78,980 tuns ; total 506;vessels of 119,713 tons (gross).

The following statistics show the shipping inwards and outwards for five years : —

Years

Vessels Inwards

Vessels Outwards

With Cargoes

Total, including in Ballast ,

1

With Cargoes

Total, including in Ballast

1893 1894 1895 1896 1897

No.

559 571 579 550 563

Tons 559,903 592,019 636,722 587,049 648,171

No. 617 609 611 589 600

Tons 615,604 i 631,100 672,951 614,097 686,899

No. 580 561 554 561 548

Tons 606,671 600,971 622,311 601,727 647,121

No. 635 614 597 592 587

Tons 642,466 631,250 648,946 627,659 675,333

Of the vessels entered inwards in 1897, 133 of 276,020 tons were British ; 395 of 340,793 tons colonial ; and 72 of 70,086 tons foreign. Of vessels out-